LSC teams up with Warrior Canine Connection ahead of Veterans Day
As part of their 2018 CommunityCare Day project, 40+ LandCare Support Center team members and their families provided renovation and enhancement services to the Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) Healing Quarters in Boyds, Md.
LandCare team members divided the work into six separate stations, including plant bed enhancements, bioswale creation, and tree care to create a more inviting and functional landscape for WCC and its visitors. The team also installed a retaining wall and drain pipe to correct a runoff issue in the puppy play area.
Allison Pitcher, manager of external relations at WCC, noted that the WCC team was especially grateful for the drainage correction.
“Heading into the winter season with snow and ice, we are THRILLED to no longer have muddy dogs,” Pitcher said. “From all the 2- and 4-legged staff at Warrior Canine Connection… thank you, LandCare!”
While the adults worked on the landscape, some of the younger LandCare team members focused on the puppies; they wove tug toys out of spare cloth and played fetch outside with the dogs!
Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a mission-based trauma recovery model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Warriors interact with dogs from birth through adulthood, training these dogs to act as service dogs for wounded Warriors. Warrior Trainers benefit from the animal-human connection, while wounded Warriors receive the support that a service dog can provide.