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

August 3, 2019 – Warrior Canine Connection Founder and Executive Director Rick Yount was recently interviewed by Jon Vaught with 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 […]

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 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 […]