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Photos of the Veterans and Service Dogs

Warrior Canine Connection

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Warrior Canine Connection utilizes the healing power of the human-animal bond to help Warriors in recovery from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

Puppy therapy

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At Warrior Canine Connection, Golden and Labrador Retriever puppies are purpose-bred for their calm, affectionate demeanor, which aids in therapy.

Justin and Gabe

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Retired Army Staff SGT Justin Lansford with his service and mobility dog, Gabe. Gabe is a 2013 graduate of the Warrior Canine Connection program.

Hospital helpers

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Warrior Canine Connection dogs are also utilized as facility and therapy dogs in military and Veterans Administration hospital settings.

Puppy in training

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A Service Member works to train a Warrior Canine Connection puppy.

Man's best friend

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Retired Army Staff SGT Justin Lansford, who was gravely wounded while on active duty in Afghanistan, and his WCC service dog, Gabe.

Canine Connection Therapy

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Service Members and Veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries benefit from Canine Connection Therapy.

The Healing Quarters

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The canine-Warrior bond begins with socializing Golden and Labrador Retriever puppies at the Warrior Canine Connection “Healing Quarters” in Brookeville, MD.

Puppy love

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Veterans start working with the dogs when they are just puppies.

Road to recovery

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Recovering Warriors and Veterans visit the Brookeville, MD “Healing Quarters” of Warrior Canine Connection as part of their recovery process.