Meet America’s Puppy: Bunce

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — You may have noticed a certain furry friend hanging around WUSA9. If you haven’t, you’re about to learn this 11-week old yellow lab is more than a cute face. He has a noble future ahead of him, helping wounded warriors. Read the story and see the video here.

Menlo Park non-profit training service dogs for veterans celebrates 2 year anniversary

MENLO PARK, Calif. (KTVU) – It’s a program that’s helping veterans heal by connecting them with service dogs. On Saturday, the program will celebrate two years of helping injured veterans. A Labrador retriever named Luke is on a mission to become a service dog for a wounded warrior. His trainer Charles Cotton is a U.S. […]

Love and Honor: Specially Trained, Caring Dogs Serve Those Who Serve

On any given weekday, it’s not unusual to see recovering warriors at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Md., engaged in a mission that will transform the lives of their fellow veterans with disabilities. A quick look inside the Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) program once there reveals the heart of the mission, an assortment of […]

New leash on life: Service dogs, trained by and for wounded warriors

BROOKEVILLE, Md. — Meet Ron. He has helped hundreds of servicemembers suffering from PTSD. He works at Walter Reed National Medical Center in a Navy camo harness. His title? Animal co-therapist. Ron is a 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever — a facility dog who works at Walter Reed and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in […]

Veterans’ Therapy Goes to the Dogs –

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 live especially difficult. He had contracted a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and as the physical toll on him mounted, depression, anxiety, and […]