WCC in the News

Asheville veterans helping turn dogs into service animals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A group of volunteer veterans are using their time to help other veterans by raising dogs to be service animals for them. The Asheville branch of Warrior Canine Connection trains about four to five dogs at a time and has been in operation for four years. Read and watch the full story […]

Canine Connection

Training service dogs helps veterans heal July 6, 2022 – Asheville can feel as if dogs have the run of the place. They are seemingly in every brewery and every restaurant and every trail. Nearly all of these animals are pets that might occasionally earn their keep by barking at a black bear in the […]

Recognizing National PTSD Awareness Day with Warrior Canine Connection

June 27, 2022 – Warrior Canine Connection Founder Rick Yount joins FOX 5 to share the importance of animal therapy when dealing with PTSD. Watch the news story here.

Dogs Who Serve

June 6, 2022 – Service dogs can help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by providing calming support with everyday tasks. A law signed in August 2021 allowed the Department of Veteran Affairs to launch a new program in which veterans with PTSD help train service dogs for other veterans. We speak with Rick Yount, the Executive Director of Warrior […]

Veterans train service dogs as therapy in Hendersonville

April 19, 2022 HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) – In Western North Carolina, dogs will be ready to serve someone in need, all thanks to a few men and women who have served. Military veterans train the dogs. And during the process, they learn coping mechanisms too. Nicholas Baird is a Marine Veteran. “It started out […]

Puppy Parent Volunteers Needed

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. If you’re looking for a cause to support, become a puppy parent and help raise service dogs for Warrior Canine Connection. Watch the full story on Fox 45 here.