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New Faces at WCC

Emily Fritz Emily Fritz comes to WCC after spending four years working in the nonprofit service dog industry, where she got her start as an intern and worked her way up, learning everything she could; she worked in the kennels, development, outreach and as the graduate support coordinator. Emily has jumped in quickly at WCC […]

Protect Your Pet from the Heat During the Dog Days of Summer

Summer is officially underway and with that comes sun, fun and heat! Don’t forget to protect your best friend by preventing heat stroke and danger related to the high temperatures. Remember, dogs aren’t as efficient at cooling their body temperatures as we are — they’re built to conserve rather than release heat and tend to […]

Is Your Dog Ready for Fireworks?

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, now is a good time to think through your plans for your dog during those festive fireworks. While some dogs have no problem with the sight and sound of fireworks, for many others, it can be a particularly stressful event.   Did you know that more dogs […]

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Volunteers

Dear Friends, There’s an adage that says, “One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time,” and I couldn’t agree more. Being that April marks Volunteer Appreciation Month, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have given so generously of your time and talents to help WCC […]

New Faces at WCC

Warrior Canine Connection is pleased to introduce you to two new team members. Please join us in welcoming… Sarah Olson is the new volunteer coordinator for WCC. Sarah works with all the different individuals and groups who help support WCC’s mission. In her role, she supports just about every WCC program through the recruitment, coordination […]

New Faces at WCC

Jaafar Hassan, who goes by “Hassan,” recently joined WCC’s service dog training six-month internship program. Hassan brings a unique perspective to the position, as he spent nine years on active duty in the Air Force as a military working dog handler, before joining the Reserves. During that time, he worked with three different dogs as a […]

Position Description: Managing Director

Managing Director Reporting to the Founder and Executive Director of WCC, the Managing Director will be responsible for all internal operations and will have the following responsibilities: Program Operational Leadership: Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in all programs and services, developing a broad and thorough knowledge of all programs. Coordinate the […]

A graduation ceremony for dogs marks a step in healing for wounded veterans

October 8, 2016 – Rockville, Maryland – Ryan Garrison’s service dog wouldn’t stop bugging him. At a dinner outing with his wife, Julie, at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Baltimore, Garrison was growing nervous, clenching his hands. Being in public spaces had been a problem for the veteran since his return from Iraq, where he fractured two […]

DC Reporter Training Service Dog in Honor of Wounded Warrior

Washington, D.C. (Washington Free Beacon) — A D.C. reporter is working with a national service dog charity in order to train a puppy in honor of a Marine who was wounded while serving in Iraq. Andrea McCarren, an award-winning multimedia reporter at Washington’s CBS affiliate, is raising an English Labrador Retriever named for Marine Corporal Justin Bunce. […]