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Meet Warrior Canine Connection’s Newest Litter!

Please join us in welcoming Warrior Canine Connection back to the explore.org community!

By Beth Bourgeois of Warrior Canine Connection

Warrior Canine Connection welcomed its first litter of 2017 to the world. Jessi, a three-year-old Golden Retriever, is now mom to four male and four female pups. Named the “Courage Litter,” all eight puppies arrived during the early morning hours of January 30th.


Jessi delivered all eight puppies in 2.5 hours under the care of WCC Director of Dog Programs at the WCC Healing Quarters in Boyds, Maryland. Weights at birth ranged from 10.8 – 15.4 ounces.

Jessi is settling into motherhood well and all eight puppies can be found feeding, sleeping and wagging their tails here on the live Explore Puppy Cam.

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The puppies will go on to train to become service dogs to help heal the invisible wounds of nation’s Warriors.