We welcomed Olive’s litter of nine puppies into the world during the early hours of June 8th, 2013. The members of our Honor Litter, as they are known, have since been placed with loving “Puppy Parents” and have begun their training as future service dogs. When our next litter is due, we will announce it here!
Why We Use Purpose-Bred Dogs
WCC is committed to providing Warriors suffering from psychological trauma and Traumatic Brain Injuries with exceptional dogs to train for their disabled brothers and sisters in arms. WCC’s purpose-bred dogs and careful socialization process set both the Warrior trainers and the dogs up for success.
While those associated with WCC love all dogs and personally support adoption and rescue organizations, they recognize that the time, resources, and energy required to locate the few rescue dogs that may have the health clearances and temperament required to become certified service dogs would not be an effective selection method. Additionally, since the cost of placing a service dog is estimated to be approximately $25,000, it is not a wise use of WCC’s donated funding to accept dogs into the program without knowledge of an animal’s background, health, and genealogy.
Therefore, to best meet the growing needs of Wounded Warriors, WCC carries out a responsible breeding program to produce dogs predisposed to live long healthy lives as service dog partners of disabled Veterans.