The following Veteran Service Dog Teams were introduced into WCC’s 2019 class of graduates.
SSG Spencer Milo, USA, Retired, and Service Dog Joseph
CAPT John Halsema, USN, and Service Dog McGhee
SSgt Ryan Boyles, USAF, and Service Dog Tommy
Col Dennis Fowler, USAF, Retired, and Service Dog Lou
The following Military Family Support Dogs were placed with their forever families. Military Family Support dogs help facilitate family relationships, including companionship, support and unconditional love for our military families.
SFC Mark Hughes, USA, Separated, with Military Family Support Dog Pegasus
MAJ Richard Star, USA, and Military Family Support Dog Otis
WCC also placed one facility dog this year. Facility dogs are paired with Veterans to work in a treatment or healthcare facility that provides care for active-duty Service Members and Veterans.
LCpl Kevin Rumley, USMC, and Facility Dog Clifford; the pair is working together at the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court.
As well as these graduates, the following are six additions to WCC’s breeding program and will produce future litters of service dogs: