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ABC7 Salutes: Training puppies to help heal the wounds of war

October 4, 2019 – ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC7) — A beautiful farm in Maryland is not raising livestock or crops, it’s training puppies and dogs to save lives. “A service dog absolutely saved my life without a doubt. You don’t feel like you don’t have anyone there and you realize you do.” Spencer Milo is now 34 […]

Way to go, Mr. Wiggles: Check out these 13 assistance dogs who just graduated

September 30, 2019 – Have you ever wondered what an assistance dog who has completed its training gets instead of a diploma? A forever veteran. That’s exactly what happened Sept. 28 in Gaithersburg, Maryland during a “passing of the leash” ceremony for Warrior Canine Connection’s Class of 2019. Read the complete story at ConnectingVets.com.

Combat-wounded veterans meet new service dogs

Veterans and “Puppy Parents” from 18 different states came out to recognize the hard work and service of both the dogs and military service men and women. September 28, 2019 – Veterans got to meet their new service dogs at Warrior Canine Connection’s graduation ceremony on Saturday. Around a dozen “good boys and girls” were […]

CU Anschutz Today: Service animal training program helps heal veterans

Warrior Canine Connection partners with Marcus Institute for Brain Health August 21, 2019 — Opening doors, turning on lights, helping remove socks and shoes – for the talented service dogs in training from the non-profit Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), these skills are just the tip of the 80-command iceberg that dogs master to assist the visible […]

Easterseals DC MD VA Blog: Service Dogs in Training Provide Therapy for Wounded Warriors

September 3, 2019 — A large part of Easterseals’ success in achieving our mission – making profound, positive differences in the daily lives of people of all ages with disabilities, special needs, military backgrounds, and their families – is the collaborations we have with other like-minded organizations. Read the complete blog by Jon Horowitch, president […]

Warrior Canine Connection on LifeChangingRadio.com

August 3, 2019 – Warrior Canine Connection Founder and Executive Director Rick Yount was recently interviewed by Jon Vaught with LifeChangingRadio.com. You can listen to the interview here. (Note: The WCC segment begins at 16:20 into the recording.)

The Labrador pups and the World War II Vets

July 14, 2019 – Ready for some happy, straightforward news for a change? A new litter of Labrador retriever puppies — destined to be trained as highly specialized service dogs by the nonprofit Warrior Canine Connection — will soon have a special designation of their own. The six new arrivals are to be named after […]

Maryland Public Television’s Salute to Veterans: Warrior Canine Connection

June 28, 2019 — Maryland Public Television recently featured Warrior Canine Connection in its “Salute To Veterans” segment to showcase how dogs are being bred and raised for a unique purpose — to help veterans with PTSD or mobility issues. MPT’s Nancy Yamada recently visited WCC’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, watch the story here.   […]

Veteran’s furry friends get their annual eye exam with Warrior Canine Connections

May 11, 2019 – ROCKVILLE, Md. – “She’s like a little sister,” says US army veteran Tim O’Boyle about his six-year-old Golden Retriever  Sandy. She’s not just any Golden Retriever. Her mission is to help O’Boyle by providing therapy for his sometimes paralyzing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder attacks that include flashbacks from when he served […]

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 […]