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Semper K9’s Tiny House Adventures Have Begun

By Amanda Baity When we started Semper K9 almost 5 years ago, we had no idea what our future would look like…other than the mission itself. We had plans on what we wanted to do but we didn’t know what that actually looked like. One year into operations we rented an old family farmhouse on…

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Loveless Porter Bringing Vision for “Camp Semper K9” to Life

Provided by Loveless Porter Architects, LLC Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a passion for Marine Corps combat veteran Christopher Baity and his wife Amanda Baity.  They formed the nonprofit in 2014 to rescue dogs to train as service animals for military veterans living with injuries or PTSD. When Manassas-based architect Sean Porter, owner of Loveless…

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My Returning the Favor Experience

By Christopher Baity Christopher Baity, along with his wife Amanda, founded Semper K9 Assistance Dogs in 2014.  Baity is an OEF/OIF veteran Marine Corps dog trainer and kennel master with three combat deployments, one civilian deployment and two additional overseas deployments with working dogs. He has over 16 years of formal dog training and handling…

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Thank You, Mike Rowe and Returning the Favor Crew

We want to thank Mike Rowe, the Returning the Favor Crew, Team Semper K9 and Community Supporters for making this episode of RTF possible for Semper K9! Learn how you can get involved by watching this quick video from one of our founders and then, read this blog post by Christopher Baity about his RTF…

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Semper K9 Founder Named a 2017 Washingtonian of the Year

Quantico, Virginia– Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is pleased to announce Founder and Executive Director Christopher Baity has been named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine. Calling honorees “local heroes,” the publication says the designation is “one of the highest honors our community bestows on people who make this a better place.” Baity is…

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Semper K9’s Pete to Compete in the Puppy Bowl

Quantico, VA- If the Super Bowl’s not for you, the Puppy Bowl is always an adorable alternative aired earlier in the day. There’s even more reason to watch it this year—local rescue puppy with a purpose will be competing for the coveted MVP title and a Lombarky trophy for their team. Pete, a rescue pup…

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Semper K9 Selected to March in Governor Northam’s Inauguration Parade

Quantico, Virginia- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is honored to have been chosen as one of the few organizations to march in the Inauguration Parade of Governor Ralph Northam. One of 4 military related organizations, Semper K9 was chosen for it’s dedication to enhancing the quality of life for wounded service members. Several veteran/service dog teams marched…

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Veteran Voices: George Lamb

By Amanda Baity George Lamb is a medically separated Marine with 16 years in service including The Gulf War. His job within the DOD requires Lamb to conduct presentations and attend high-level meetings with DOD and VA leadership. Due to his service-connected health issues, Lamb was having difficulty in the workplace. This is George’s story…

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