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Veterans’ Therapy Goes to the Dogs – CBSNews.com

February 18, 2015 – WASHINGTON — When Lt. Tommy Faulkenberry came home to his wife and four sons in 2012, after 12 years at sea with the U.S. Coast Guard, he found his transition to civilian life especially difficult. He had contracted a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and as the physical toll on him […]

Puppies at Warrior Canine Connection More Than Just a Cute Face – WNEW

February 3, 2015 – The puppies at Warrior Canine Connection are more than just a cute, fluffy face — they’re service dogs in training. Warrior Canine Connection is a nonprofit service dog organization that provides therapeutic intervention for service members in treatment for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Click here to read the article.

From pups to healers: Companions change wounded warriors’ lives – WTOP Radio

November 24, 2014 – Can a furry, four-legged creature really help save a life? Many wounded warriors and their spouses say, “yes.” It’s in part thanks to the Warrior Canine Connection. The pioneering program enlists recovering wounded service members to train service dogs for fellow wounded members. Read the article, see the video and picture […]

Solid Gold Partners With Warrior Canine Connection — Pet Age

October 27, 2014 – Solid Gold Pet and the Solid Gold Foundation have developed an exclusive alliance with Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), a national nonprofit organization that enlists recovering warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow veterans. Read the full story at Pet Age. 

Furry therapy: Group connects veterans and dogs — Frederick News Post

July 6, 2014 – A cold wet nose and wagging tail have given many a sad or weary heart a lift. But seeing his dog Gabe ease the anxiety of an 11-year-old boy who was leaving his mother and moving into foster care gave social worker Rick Yount an idea. That led Yount and Gabe, […]

Researchers try to verify whether canines help patients with TBI, PTSD — Marine Corps Times

June 26, 2014 – For dog lovers, it’s an absolute: The unconditional love of a canine companion heals the soul, reaching into the heart to cross canyons of loneliness and despair. Military researchers now are trying to learn if there’s real science behind that semimystical link — and if so, whether it can help treat […]

Power of Dogs to Heal Our Veterans — FOX News Network

May 30, 2014 – Warrior Canine Connection helps brave vets recover from the battlefield. View the clip from Fox News’ The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.”

Military Therapy Dogs Help Soldiers — ABC Nightly News

May 27, 2014 – Therapy dogs trained to sense a soldier’s distress are doing wonders to help veterans return to family life. Watch the ABC Nightly News Clip at abcnews.com.

JM Students Raise Funds to Train Service Dogs for Veterans

Paul and Donnie are only puppies, but already their mission in life has been set.

One Dog’s Powerful Healing Effects on Two Wounded Veterans — ABC News / Good Morning America

March 13, 2014 – Justin Lansford and his longtime girlfriend, Carol Balmes, love doting on their golden retriever, Gabe. But there is much more to this four-legged friend than meets the eye. “The less I use my wheelchair, the more I need his help in smaller tasks and the more he is there,” Lansford, a […]