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 […]

More than a dozen service animals are paired with veterans for support

September 29, 2018 – Gaithersburg, Md – For the last two years, Laura Taylor and her family have taken in yellow Lab, Barb and trained her to, one day, become a service dog for a veteran. “This was more than just a one-time care package. This was something that was going to change someone’s life […]

Associated General Contractors of America Undertakes Centennial Project: Renovation of Historic Barn at WCC’s Healing Quarters

January 5, 2018 – The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is celebrating 100 years by undertaking an historic project to help our Nation’s wounded Veterans heal from the invisible wounds of war.  As its centennial project, AGC is focusing on the renovation of an historic barn at the Warrior Canine Connection’s Healing Quarters in […]

Wounded warriors receive service dogs in ceremony

October 7, 2017 – Germantown, MD ( –For the past five years, the Warrior Canine Connection has worked to prove that sometimes the best medicine has four legs and a wet nose. After six months of waiting, former army infantry officer Dan Berschinski was officially given the leash of his service dog Buntz. Read full […]

From puppies to alums: WCC celebrates recent graduating class of service dogs

October 9, 2017 – Germantown, MD (Meredith Tibbets, Stars and Stripes) — They waited for months, and finally it was time for the veterans to receive the newest addition to their families. More than twenty therapy and service dogs “graduated” from the Warrior Canine Connection on Saturday at Germantown, near the group’s headquarters in Boyds. […]

Radio Interview: American Heroes Network

December 27, 2016 – Rick Yount, WCC Executive Director, was the guest during the one-hour interview about post-traumatic stress, the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy, and the Warrior Canine Connection program. Listen to the interview here.