A Weekend of Fun for Dog Lovers at Susquehanna Service Dogs’ PawsAbilities 2013

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A Weekend of Fun for Dog Lovers at Susquehanna Service Dogs’ PawsAbilities 2013

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A weekend of fun for dogs and dog lovers at @SSDOGS PawsAbilities, Harrisburg, PA, March 9-10 http://3bl.me/fw7hm3

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Dogs compete in Dog Olympic Games at PawsAbilities

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:00pm

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Harrisburg, Pa., March 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ultimate Air Dogs will be making a splash at PawsAbilities on March 9-10 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. Ultimate Air Dogs is the premiere dock jumping organization in the country, with dogs that have jumped over 25 feet into a pool of water!

Ultimate Air Dogs will be holding a Splash competition, in which dogs run down a dock and leap as far as they can into a pool of water. People who would like to participate should pre-register on the UAD website. Pre-registration costs $15 per dog per Splash. A limited number of slots will be available at the event for $20 per dog per Splash.

For people and dogs who are new to dock jumping, there will be practice time in between Splashes. For $10 per dog, attendees can try dock jumping or one of Ultimate Air Dogs’ other events: Catch-It, Snatch-It, and Fetch-It. All dogs must be at least 6 months old and know how to swim in order to participate.

For more information about Ultimate Air Dogs and to register, visit www.ultimateairdogs.com. Ultimate Air Dogs at PawsAbilities is sponsored by WestWind Air Dogs of York, PA.

PawsAbilities is one of Susquehanna Service Dogs’ largest fundraisers. In addition to watching and participating in the exciting Ultimate Air Dogs, dog lovers and dogs will be able to participate in Dog Olympic Games, agility, and other games; compete in the Cutest Dog Contest and the costume contest; visit over 40 vendors with goods and services for humans and canines alike; watch demonstrations of canine skills; march in the parade, and more! PawsAbilities is held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 9-10.

Two-day tickets are available online through March 4, $8 general admission, $4 for children ages 5-12. After March 4, tickets will be available at the door for $10 general admission, $5 children ages 5-12. All dogs are free!

To buy tickets and learn more about PawsAbilities, visit www.pawsabilities.net.

Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), a program of Keystone Human Services Children & Family Services, has placed more than 200 service dogs with people who have disabilities since its inception in 1993.  SSD dogs assist children and adults with mobility, hearing, and psychiatric disabilities, as well as people with autism and military veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Each dog is professionally trained to meet the individual needs of their partner and completes tasks such as opening doors, picking up dropped objects, assisting with daily dressing, or pulling a manual wheelchair.  The program is fully accredited by Assistance Dogs International and is a program of the United Way of the Capital Region.  SSD relies on donations and a dedicated group of volunteers, many of whom raise the dogs that will go on to change lives, to fulfill its mission of “Opening Doors and Changing Lives.”


The official registration and financial information for Keystone Children & Family Services an agency of Keystone Service Systems and Keystone Partnership may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.




Vikki Lagaza
+1 (717) 671-7813
Susquehanna Service Dogs
Ann Moffitt
+1 (717) 232-7509ext. 133
Keystone Partnership