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Java

Semper K9 is proud to welcome Java, a 10-week old Shepherd mix, into our Service Dogs for Veterans program. Java is generously sponsored by Nancy and Paul Hamilton of Belfast, ME and was donated to us by Stafford County Animal Shelter. Java is named in honor of the 1,168 crew members of the USS Houston…

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Semper K9 Renames Stream in Catlett to “Courage Creek”

Catlett, VA-November 11, 2019- Nationally recognized veteran service organization, Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, announced today that their application with the US Board of Geographical Names (USGS) for a stream name change had been approved. Semper K9 purchased 33 acres in Fauquier County in 2017 and went to work to get a stream that ran through…

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Semper K9 Supports the PAWS Act of 2019

Congress Introduces PAWS Act (Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers) of 2019 Florida Republican Congressman John Rutherford is sponsoring the bill Washington, D.C. – The PAWs Act was introduced to Congress June 5th by Congressman John Rutherford and, if passed, will require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress…

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Semper K9 Partners with Cargill Feed & Nutrition

Quantico, VA-  Cargill Feed & Nutrition (CFN US) expands its community enrichment reach with the help of customers, Tractor Supply Co. and non-profit, Semper K9 Assistance Dogs. Semper K9 is a family founded and operated organization located just outside of Quantico, Virginia. Founded by USMC combat veteran Christopher Baity and his wife Amanda, their team…

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DC Hockey Ticket Raffle

DC Hockey Ticket Raffle Calling all DC hockey fans! Want to win tickets to the February 24th home game against the Rangers? Make a minimum donation of $50 to Semper K9 via our donation page and you’ll be entered to win! Tickets are signed by John Carlson & TJ Oshie. Tickets are valued at $189…

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Veteran Voices: Kelvin Valedez

By Delia Engstrom Kelvin Valdez retired from the Marine Corps in 2015 but still has a battle buddy at his side- his service dog Belleau. Born in Brooklyn, Valdez enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1998 and spent nearly 18 years serving his country at various duty stations and on deployments. This father of three…

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