Thank you for your help in identifying Warriors we can honor through
the naming of Warrior Canine Connection's future Service Dogs in Training. Each of our dogs is destined
for a lifetime of service in support of recovering Veterans and their
Beginning in 2013 with the naming of service dog in
training "Lundy" for Navy Corpsman HM3 (FMF) Brian K. Lundy, Jr., who
was killed in action in Afghanistan on September 9, 2011, WCC has been
honoring fallen and inspiring Service Members and Veterans by giving
their names to Golden and Labrador Retriever puppies entering our
Through this tradition, we have recognized Veterans who have
served from World War II to recent conflicts. Some lost their lives in
battle, others were wounded in action, but all have made profound
contributions to our country.
As Service Dogs in Training, each dog will bring
awareness to the inspiring service of their namesake while helping to
heal the invisible wounds of recovering Warriors. When the dogs are
placed, special bonds will also be created between the Veteran service
dog recipients and the Warriors their canine partners were named to
As part of our nomination process, we ask that those
suggesting a name provide information about the Service Member or
Veteran they wish to honor, along with a photograph. If the name is
selected for a WCC puppy, this information will be shared at the time of
While not every dog in training will graduate as a service dog, every single dog in the program will touch the lives of countless Veterans through their participation in WCC’s therapeutic training activities and programs. In cases where dogs choose a career other than that of a service dog, every effort is made for placement with a deserving Veteran or Military Family.
***PLEASE NOTE: There is currently an approximate wait time of at least two (2) years for all MALE nominations***
When possible please provide the narrative for the announcement, for guidance please view the example here, we will also reach out to confirm and gain approval for any information and edits. It is critical that permission be granted by the nominee or by family members of anyone nominated for this honor.