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A Veteran’s Best Friend

By Joe Lowe On a dark February morning in 2004, Christopher Baity was beginning work at Quantico Marine Base when the provost marshal, the base’s head of police, unexpectedly approached him. Baity, who was then working as a Marine Corps kennel master, took a breath as the purpose of the visit became clear; the provost marshal wanted to know if …

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Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia Provides State-of-the-Art Emergency Clinic

Provided by Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia     The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia, located in Manassas, just re-opened their completely renovated and expanded state-of-the-art emergency clinic. The clinic has a hospital design with an intensive care unit, oxygen cage, isolation unit, treatment room, radiology, on-site lab, surgery unit, all new equipment, four exam rooms, and a …

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Semper K9 & American Humane Team up with the New York Giants to Surprise Army Veteran with a Service Dog

Provided by Semper K9 Assistance Dogs | Photo by Mike Stobe Woodbridge, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs recently presented a Northern Virginia combat veteran with a service dog at the NY Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles game with American Humane and the United War Veterans Council. Levi, a 4-year-old Labrador retriever is the first community rescue accepted into Semper K9’s service dog …

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Semper K9 Assistance Dogs receives $10,000 from Azalea Charities for Local Military Family

Manassas, VA – Local nonprofit Semper K9 Assistance Dogs recently received a donation from Prince William County based Azalea Charities, Inc. The donation will benefit a local military family and provide funds for their family to receive a service dog. “While we offer our services at no cost to eligible participants, monetary support from the community is imperative so that …

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Semper K9 Graduates Four Service Dog Teams

By Amanda Baity | Photos by Rob Jinks, Rob Jinks Photography Local nonprofit, Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, celebrated the success of several of their service dogs in training with a graduation ceremony Thursday night at the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department Station 13.  Three of their current 10 program dogs along with three maintenance training teams participated in the graduation ceremony …

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Free Paws and Whiskers Series Provides Information About Caring for Pets

Provided by Prince William County Over the next few months, the Prince William County Animal Shelter will be presenting the free monthly “Paws and Whiskers” pet series to teach people about shelter adoptions, responsible pet ownership, how to handle aggressive dogs, being a good neighbor and more. The series of seminars will be held at Chinn Park Regional Library where …

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Choosing The Right Dog for your Lifestyle

By Christopher Baity 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 shops may …

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Local Rescue Saves 5000th Dog, will be Service Dog for Wounded Veterans

Provided by Semper K9 Assistance Dogs Prince William, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia, announces their newest candidate Semper K9’s Kiernan. Kiernan, a black lab mix, is the 5000th dog saved through local rescue Operation Paws for Homes. “OPH’s first dog over four years ago was a black lab, our 1,000th dog saved was a …

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Malones of Manassas to Host First Yappy Hour Fundraising Event

Provided by Semper K9 Assistance Dogs Manassas, VA- Malones of Manassas, recently named Best of NoVA for both their Happy Hour and Modern American Cuisine by Northern Virginia Magazine, has announced its first fundraising event ‘Yappy Hour.’ The event will take place on The Patio, Wednesday, July 29th at 5:oo pm. “We have chosen a local nonprofit, Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, …

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Semper K9 Names Next Assistance Dog Candidate After Local Veteran

Prince William, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia, announces their newest assistance dog candidate Semper K9’s Buster. Buster is a 10 week old silver lab donated by veteran advocate Carly Pritchard. Buster in named in honor of Vietnam veteran SP5 Marcellus Frank “Buster” Stuck II. Frank served in the United States Army during Vietnam (62-65). …

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