Fate, Freedom and the Future: Veteran Service Dog Team Ryan & Tommy II

When Ryan Boyles was first paired with Warrior Canine Connection service dog Tommy II and saw that they shared the same birthdate—April 30—he says he felt like their new partnership was fate.  “I felt like it was meant to be, and then they brought him in, and I fell in love with him immediately,” said […]

We Honor Our Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month. We at Warrior Canine Connection are grateful to all the volunteers who support our organization. Your generosity allows our Veterans to heal, our programs to thrive, and has created a strong community. “Volunteers are the backbone of our organization,” said Rick Yount, founder and executive director, Warrior Canine Connection. “We […]

Veterans Get Surprise Funding

Thanks to modern technology, two WCC Veteran Service Dog Teams received a great surprise during what they thought was simply a virtual discussion with colleagues from a partner program.   It all took place, thanks to the American Warrior Initiative (AWI). A nonprofit dedicated to supporting military families and Veterans, AWI was established by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. based in Ellicott City, Maryland. This year, […]

To the Ruff and Back: WCC’s Captain Visits with Jack Nicklaus

We often say “it takes a village” to raise a Warrior Canine Connection service dog. There’s the help of loving puppy parents, Warrior trainers, volunteers, EPWs, staff, community leaders, and even a sports legend! Golf icon Jack Nicklaus, who has served on WCC’s Board of Advisors since 2014, recently had the opportunity to spend some […]

Better Together

Molly Morelli, who spearheads Warrior Canine Connection’s (WCC) Dog Programs, will tell you a lot has changed since she first got involved with service dogs. She not only helped found WCC back in 2011, but she also oversees all programs directly related to the breeding and overall health of each WCC dog. “There has been […]

Volunteerism: A Family Affair

In August 2015, Pam Govender and Pawan Galhotra, along with their two young children, Sajel and Emil, were searching for a volunteer opportunity to give back to their community. The family had two requirements. First, because Pawan works at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center in California in its polytrauma unit, they wanted to stay connected to the VA’s programs. Second, they also wanted it to be […]

Attitude of Gratitude

We are nearing the end of a year that none of us will ever forget. Despite all the recent challenges, there are still many reasons to be thankful.     We asked our team members at Warrior Canine Connection what they’re grateful for this year, and we’re sharing their responses with you, along with best wishes for a happy and […]

Addy, 9, Bakes Cupcakes Fur a Good Paws — to Benefit WCC

Strawberry shortcake. Red velvet. Pumpkin spice. Those are just three of the six flavors of cupcakes that Addy Albright, 9, recently baked, decorated and SOLD OUT of at a recent fundraiser she hosted for Warrior Canine Connection. Addy, like her fellow fourth-graders at Sinking Springs Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, has been doing virtual schooling […]

Meet WCC’s Class of 2020!

Warrior Canine Connection was honored to introduce its 2020 graduating class of Veteran Service Dog Teams, facility dogs and breeder dogs during its eighth annual graduation on Saturday, September 26th. This year’s ceremony marked WCC’s first virtual ceremony, a format change made due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 500 people tuned in for the […]

WCC’s Virtual Graduation Gets Rave Reviews

Eight years running and Warrior Canine Connection’s graduation wouldn’t be what it is without the support from its Extreme Puppy Watchers, or “EPWs,” to which they’re most commonly referred. The EPWs are a group of WCC supporters that number in the thousands and is made up of volunteers from all over the country. The group’s […]