Service dogs give veterans a ‘purpose’ to get up every day: Buddy Niner

FOX News’ Shannon Bream sits down with Warrior Canine Connection executive director Rick Yount and veteran Buddy Niner to discuss the organization’s ongoing efforts to provide veterans with service dogs. Watch the full story on Fox News Sunday.

Warrior Canine Connection trains dogs for veterans

As we celebrate Veterans Day this weekend, one organization is working to help train service dogs for veterans who need them. It’s all through the organization Warrior Canine Connection. Watch the full story on Fox 5 Atlanta.

Progressive donates minivan to group who transports service dogs to veterans

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A group who trains puppies to be service dogs for veterans is getting some much needed help of their own.

On Wednesday Warrior Canine Connection received a new mini-van.

The group is based in Germantown over in Montgomery County. Check out the full story on WMAR News 2 Baltimore here.

Maryland’s veterans secretary on suicide prevention; Training service dogs for service members

Preventing suicide among veterans is personal for state Secretary of Veteran Affairs’ Anthony Woods. He lost his mother, an Air Force veteran, to suicide five years ago. We hear how Woods is expanding the reach of mental-health services. Read Woods’ commentary in the Baltimore Banner.

The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 at 988. Veterans can dial 988 and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.

Plus, Warrior Canine Connection enlists veterans to train service dogs for service members. We speak with WCC founder Rick Yount, and Tina Houser, a U.S. Army veteran who was matched with her service dog, Erik, a year ago. Learn how to become a WCC puppy parent. Check out the full story in On the Record on WYPR 88.1 with Sheilah Kast.

‘Chief’ the dog is helping veterans in honor of Ron Rivera’s late dad

Commanders Coach Ron Rivera’s dad was named Eugenio, who served two tours in Vietnam and beyond. And a future Warrior Canine Connection service dog was recently named in his honor. Check out the full story from WUSA9 News.

How Warrior Canine Connection uses the comfort of dogs to help veterans overcome trauma

Jennifer Desher, service dog training instructor, explains how Warrior Canine Connection helps veterans overcome trauma through the comfort of dogs. Veteran Paula Crawford-Gamble brings service dog Dollie to the FOX 29 studio to give us the inside scoop. Watch the full story on Fox 29 Philadelphia.

Warrior Canine Connection has veterans volunteer to train service dogs for other veterans

BOYDS, Md. – WCC enlists veterans in their program to train service dogs that can help other veterans. The program is meant to improve the mental health of those who served in the military. Training the puppies helps the veterans relieve stress and can serve as an outlet for them. Watch the full story from Capital News Service.

My story: Finding peace in helping other veterans

Every Tuesday morning, I drive 15 minutes from my home in Swannanoa to Asheville to volunteer with Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit that breeds, trains and places highly skilled service dogs with veterans with visible and invisible wounds.

As a U.S. Army veteran, I have become intimately familiar with the important role service dogs can play in a veteran’s life. Read the full story in Mountain Xpress.

Warrior Canine Connection on Small Town Big Deal

Christmas comes early for a special organization that trains service dogs to support veterans who have been injured or traumatized by war. Rodney and Jann return to Warrior Canine Connection with a surprise gift that will transform these healing grounds and help ensure America’s heroes have a sanctuary for recovery. To watch the full story on Small Town Big Deal, click here.

Labrador pup Major joins the Phillies The 10-week-old black Labrador puppy made his MLB debut Wednesday in Philadelphia.

The 10-week-old black Labrador puppy made his MLB debut Wednesday in Philadelphia.

We know Philly loves an underdog, but with the latest addition to their roster, the Phillies have taken that a little literally.

A 10-week-old black Labrador puppy, Major made his MLB debut Wednesday as part of a partnership between the Phillies, Team Foster, and the Warrior Canine Connection. He’s now officially part of the Phillies’ off-the-field roster, and will make guest appearances at games to meet fans and take part in military-themed and community events, the team said.

Read the full story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.