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What’s in a Name? Everything.

If you follow each of WCC’s namesake announcements, you know that each one has its own unique and remarkable story. All of us here on the WCC team are continually moved to learn about each Veteran and the way his or her family and friends recount the impact they have had on those they knew, […]

Saving Grace: The Canine Connection in Uganda

I’m Meg Daley Olmert and for the last 20 years, I’ve been researching the biology of the human-animal bond and its therapeutic effects. As you all know, WCC is the brainchild of Rick Yount and our Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) program offers Veterans in treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the opportunity to help train a service dog for another wounded Warrior in need. The positive and intense […]

Tito’s: Passion for Vodka, Veterans and our Four-Legged Friends

Tito’s Handmade Vodka might spark the image of a chilled cocktail in your mind. But did you know that besides producing award-winning spirits, Tito’s prides itself on creating “Vodka for Dog People” and says that supporting its canine counterparts is core to its mission? That’s right, Tito’s has been committed to serving nonprofits, Veterans charities […]

Helping People, Changing Lives

In 2013, a dedicated team of volunteers from across the country scrambled to pull together WCC’s very first graduation. Seven years later, the tradition continues with an event that welcomes nearly 500 people and has become a highlight of the year for WCC. Still today, volunteers continue to be a key component to the event’s […]

Hubert Company Hosts Fundraiser to Benefit WCC

This summer, Hubert employee and EPW Laura Hawley created a recent in-house fundraiser to benefit WCC. The event, which included a human agility course, a pet photo contest, bake sale, and other events for employees and their families, including the WCC puppy cam livestream, raised a grand total of $3,200, making it the most successful in-house fundraiser in Hubert’s history.    The company, which provides retail […]

WCC Puppies Helping to Heal A Broken Heart

September will mark two years since Peggy Lester’s daughter, Beth, passed away. Although time slips by, the heartbreak never will.  “She was such a wonderful, happy person, a great mom, wife, friend and daughter,” says Peggy.   Beth went to college in Georgia, got married and had two children, Emma and Evan, and lived in the […]

The Batchelor Foundation Continues Tradition of Generosity

George E. Batchelor had many passions in life. He learned to fly at age 16 and began his long aviation career in his early 20’s by helping design the P-51 fighter plane. Mr. Batchelor served his country during World War II as a decorated Army Air Corps officer, transport and bomber pilot. He also had a […]

A Passion for Service

Relentless rain, puddles of mud and cool temperatures couldn’t keep WCC volunteer Paul Kolze (pictured on the right) from making sure all the Veterans, puppy parents, volunteers and staff had full bellies at WCC’s annual eye exam day last month.   Paul takes great joy in cooking for others and has been roasting pigs for different occasions […]

BI Cares Foundation Donates $50,000 to WCC Through Viral “Power of Us” Campaign to Support Veterans

“Pets are love.”  “For the Mission.”  “Together. Inspire. Win.” Those were just a few of the more than 700 submissions of posts and photos shared through Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation’s (BI Cares) “Power of Us” social media campaign. In May, BI Cares donated $50,000 to Warrior Canine Connection through the campaign.  A nonprofit created to improve the health and lives of people and animals, BI Cares encouraged […]

Boeing Employees Learn Service Dog Training Fundamentals

Close to a dozen Boeing staff members recently visited WCC’s Healing Quarters to better understand how service dog training works. Members of the organization attended a “Master Training” Class to get a firsthand perspective on how WCC uses its Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) training as an intervention for Veterans with visible and invisible wounds. […]