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Spotlight on Excellence: Warrior Canine Connection

Special Edition 2019: If you work at the VA Central Office (VACO), you might have noticed some furry visitors in the lobby every third Friday of the month since last summer. These pups are part of Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), a nonprofit organization that enlists Veterans in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service […]

Warrior Canine Connection trains service dogs for veterans — and there’s a puppy cam

March 1, 2019 – Who better to train service dogs for veterans than other veterans? That’s exactly what Warrior Canine Connection does. Since the beginning of its mission in 2011, 4,000 service members — many struggling with symptoms of PTSD — have helped train puppies to eventually serve as service dogs. Read the complete story […]

Warrior Canine Connection Restores Barn to Help More Veterans

February 28, 2019 – Since moving to Boyds in 2016, the Warrior Canine Connection has continued helping military veterans and their families heal their wounds, both visible and invisible. Watch the full story on Montgomery County Media’s website here. 

Warrior Canine Connection begins multi-million-dollar barn project

February 27, 2019 – BOYDS, Md. – Nonprofit – Warrior Canine Connection, hosted hard hat day which gave locals an inside look at their rebuild project for a new barn to train canines in. Watch the LocalDVM.com story here.

National Construction Charity Donates $265,000 to Fund Renovation of Historic Barn to Serve as New Headquarters for Veterans’ Support Group

February 27, 2019 AGC Charities Inc., the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, donated $265,000 today to fund a new “National Healing Quarters” for Warrior Canine Connection. The funds will help cover the cost of renovating a historic dairy barn in Boyds, Maryland to serve as the new headquarters for the group that […]

Facebook Watch: 365 Days of Love

January 19, 2019 – What does love mean to you? That’s the question the new Facebook Watch series titled “365 Days of Love” hosted by Sophia Vergara aims to answer. The show, which kicked off on January 1, focuses on many subjects and, just recently, showcased WCC’s mission in an episode titled “The Pups That […]

“A Day in the Life”

December 17, 2018 – What does “A Day in the Life” look like for Rick Yount, WCC founder and executive director? Find out in this article in The Native Influence.

Local service dog charities help military veterans with dogs like Sully

December 4, 2018 – BOYDS, Md. (ABC7) — Sully, President Bush’s service dog, was trained at America’s VetDogs. Its training facility in Long Island, New York. Sully will soon be reassigned to help veterans at Walter Reed National Military Hospital. “How supportive that dog being there will be for all of those loved ones and family […]

Service dog training program helps veterans

November 30, 2018 – Warrior Canine Connection has teamed up with Buncombe County’s Veterans Treatment Court to offer a service dog training option for veterans involved with the criminal justice system. Read the Mountain Express article about the program here. 

Wounded vet, nonprofit and puppies help actors create authentic characters for new NBC show

November 19, 2018 – BOYDS, Md. — Puppies crawled over legs and laps, under chairs and knees, stretching to lick the faces of some of the cast and crew of the new NBC show “The Village” as they sat on the floor. A small group from the show arrived at the headquarters of the nonprofit […]