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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Semper K9’s 2017 in Review

2017 has been another great year for Semper K9. To date, we have accepted 23 dogs into our Service Dogs for Veterans program and have worked with 25 service dog teams in our Maintenance Training Program. Our dogs have traveled the country, from New York to Hawaii and between! We have so many memories from 2017 and […]

Founder of Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, Christopher Baity, Named a 2017 Washingtonian of the Year

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 an OIF […]

Semper K9 Assistance Dogs Joins Newman’s Own Foundation $500K Holiday Challenge

Help Semper K9 win $150,000 by donating to its CrowdRise campaign Quantico, VA – Semper K9 Assistance Dogs has been selected to join the Newman’s Own Foundation ion $500k Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge is a friendly fundraising campaign for eligible US-based 501(c)3 charities. […]

Semper K9 Announces 2nd Annual Upland Bird Hunt

Quantico, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, a combat veteran founded and operated veteran service organization, has announced its 2nd Annual Upland Bird Hunt. This year’s event will be held in Hustle, Virginia at the Rappahannock Bird Dog Training Club on December 2nd.   “Last year we raised a little over $3,000 with our first event,” […]