Semper K9’s Norman: Training Week 2

This week has been busy. We had our first visit to our new veterinarian, Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Bristow. We saw Dr.Caroline Boyd and she was absolutely wonderful! Norman did such a great job socializing at the vet and following his commands. We are very thankful to have found an animal hospital that is […]

Semper K9s Mikey: Week 1 Training

Mikey has been doing a great job in his first week of service dog school. He passed the public access test and has been making appearances all over town. His first stop was in Arlington. Semper K9 attending a Veterans Services Fair at George Mason University. Mikey tagged along and went into a convenience store. […]

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May 20, 2015: Chick-fil-A Dumfries Military Appreciation Night

We will be at the Dumfries Chick-fil-A Military Appreciation night on Wednesday May 20th from 4pm-7pm. Here are details about this event from Chick-fil-A: #ChickfilaSalutes Military Families with Free Meal for Military Appreciation Night on May 20, 2015 Event Honors Military Personnel, Family Members Chick-fil-A of Dumfries and all Chick-fil-A Metro DC restaurants will honor […]

Semper K9 Press Release: Local Veteran Organizations Unite To Help Our Military Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2015   Local Veteran Organizations Unite To Help Our Military Community   Prince William, VA- The “Importance of Animal Therapy for Our Veterans” was the topic of discussion at the April meeting of the Northern Virginia Veterans Association, held at the Freedom Museum in Manassas. Locally based Semper K9 Assistance […]

Press Release: Internal Revenue Service Invites Local Nonprofit for Military Appreciation Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2015 Internal Revenue Service Invites Local Nonprofit for Military Appreciation Week Washington D.C.- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Military Outreach for Service (MOS) nonprofit celebrated Military Appreciation Week by inviting Northern Virginia based nonprofit Semper K9 Assistance Dogs for employee demonstrations. “This experience was an eye opener for some of […]

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Semper K9 Visits the Internal Revenue Service for Military Appreciation Week

Washington D.C.- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Military Outreach for Service (MOS) nonprofit celebrated Military Appreciation Week by inviting Northern Virginia based nonprofit Semper K9 Assistance Dogs for employee demonstrations. “This experience was an eye opener for some of the chapter members, as well as IRS-employees. It was educational and informative.” states Sara Covington, IRS employee […]

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Camp K9 Clean Up Day

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6 Steps to Choosing the Right Dog for your Family

There are many considerations when bringing a new dog into your home.  As a responsible pet owner, you’ll want to consider variables and options before making a final decision: care and training, cost, size, temperament, lifespan and appearance. Another important choice is the source of your dog.  While that “doggy in the window” at pet […]

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Tips for Dog Proofing Your Home

Puppies are inquisitive little critters. They love to explore. Unfortunately, puppies use their mouths like hands, and anything that a dog puts in his mouth is fair game to chew and swallow. Even adult dogs may find some temptations too irresistible. After all, dogs are often happiest with something in their mouths. Puppies have an […]