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Susquehanna Service Dogs

Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) raises, trains, and places service dogs with children and adults with disabilities to assist them to become more independent. Since 1993, SSD has placed over 260 service dogs in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Each dog is individually trained based on the person’s unique needs. The dogs can be trained to open doors, pick up and retrieve objects, respond to a seizure, alert to a variety of sounds, support a person to balance, and more. Susquehanna Service Dogs is a program of Keystone Human Services and is fully accredited by Assistance Dogs International. SSD is a nonprofit totally dependent on philanthropic support from individuals, businesses, and organizations. For more information about SSD, visit

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A Perfect Pairing Wine Tasting Event to Benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs
HARRISBURG, Pa., August 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ —Fine wine, delicious appetizers, a winery tour, and a service dog demonstration—it’s a perfect pairing! Join Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) at Hauser Winery Estate in Biglerville, Pennsylvania on October 1 for A Perfect Pairing, a wine tasting event to benefit SSD. From 5-7 p.m., guests can enjoy Hauser’s fine wine, sample appetizers from...
Aug 8, 2016 10:25 AM ET
SSD Slate: Service Dog to Veterans
Original article by Kate Kelly on America Comes Alive "Slate saved my life," is the way John Wiesniewski describes having a service dog like Slate by his side every day. SSD Sate, a black Labrador, is trained as a psychiatric support service dog by Susquehanna Service...
Jul 25, 2016 10:45 AM ET
Top 10 Reasons to Raise a Service Dog Puppy
Why should you raise a puppy for Susquehanna Service Dogs? SSD has ten reasons why you should raise a puppy to become a service dog: Raising a service dog changes lives. You’re making a difference. You’ll learn something new every day. You’ll make new friends. SSD’s puppy sitters will watch your dog when you can’t. You can take your SSD...
Jun 1, 2016 10:05 AM ET
The Impact of a Service Dog
On May 6, we held our annual Graduation and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. Twenty-nine dogs graduated, including two companion dogs, eighteen service dogs, seven breeding dogs, and two CIA K-9s. Congratulations to all our graduating teams! This year, Kim Wiesniewski shared her family's story for our Graduation Keynote. Kim's husband, John, is partnered with SSD Slate....
May 12, 2016 12:25 PM ET
How a Service Dog Buys Socks
Did you know service dogs can make purchases? SSD Colorado, one of Susquehanna Service Dogs’ service dogs in training, is practicing how to make purchases at Foot Locker in Capital City Mall in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Colorado spent his first 18 months with his puppy raiser, who taught him 26 different cues and good house manners. For the past few months, he has been in advanced ...
May 9, 2016 10:00 AM ET