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Dog Park Pros & Cons

Most dog owners want the best for their family pet. This may include lavish outfits, the finest food and training. Of course, allowing your dog to have ‘play-time’ and socialization at a local dog park is generally a decision that should be made in the raising of your four legged friend. There are many positive […]

Semper K9’s First Assistance Dog Candidate

Prince William, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia, announces their first assistance dog candidate Semper K9’s Norman. Norman is an 11 week old shepherd mix who comes from Northern Virginia rescue organization Operation Paws for Homes. “We are excited to have Norman start our program.” states Christopher Baity, Semper K9’s […]

Semper K9’s Norman: Training Week 1

Norman has had a busy first week. After getting adjusted to his new home he started learning his new name with “Focus.” Thanks to his foster parents from Operation Paws for Homes he had started name recognition a couple of weeks prior to entering the program. Amber & Mike also taught him to sit. Once […]

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. […]

April 21st: Nova Veterans Association Animal Therapy & Service K9s

We will be speaking about the benefits of service K9’s to our wounded service members at the Northern Virginia Veterans Association meeting on April 21st at 7pm. Location TBD.  

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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 […]