Semper K9’s New Pup Stewie — and New Children’s Book

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Semper K9 is honored to welcome Stewie into the Service Dog for Veterans Program. Stewie is a four-month-old shepherd-mix who comes from Operation Paws for Homes. Semper K9’s Stewie is named in memory of Major Stewart McGurk, U.S. Army.

Major Stewart McGurk was a dedicated soldier, husband, and father, affectionately known as “Stewie” by his family and friends. Born on Aug. 14, 1984, Stewart moved through the eastern U.S. and Asia until his family settled in Greenville, South Carolina while he was in middle school.

After high school, Stewart attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 2006 and received a commission in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant, Ordnance Corps. He was a top graduate of his Ordnance Officer Basic Course class and was able to choose his career field. He chose the rigorous Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) course, graduating in 2008 and moving out to Fort Hood, Texas for his first assignment with the 752 and EOD Company. Find out more about Major McGurk here.

Stewie is supported in part by Silver Sponsor D&G Support Services.

Norman: A Veteran’s Best Friend

Norman a veterans best friend, Amanda Baity

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How do service dogs help humans? Find out in this beautifully illustrated book that follows the life of rescue pup Norman. Learn how he got a name and how he helps his handler train service dogs for disabled veterans.

Norman: A Veteran’s Best Friend is a children’s book written by Semper K9 co-founder Amanda Baity. Norman is a book about service dogs and how they assist veterans with invisible wounds of war and other disabilities. The book also touches on adoption & blended families.

Pre-order your book today. One hundred percent of the sales of this book will benefit Semper K9’s mission of providing custom trained service dogs to disabled American veterans and their families at no charge. Fifteen dollars of this donation to Semper K9’s mission is eligible for tax-exemption.


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