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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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Football and Service Dogs—It’s the Perfect Pairing
Join Susquehanna Service Dogs, NFL Hall of Fame players, and other former Penn State Football greats for A Perfect Pairing: UNRIVALED at Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards from 4-8 p.m. on August 5. Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards will be featuring “Independence Unleashed,” a red wine specially labeled for Susquehanna Service Dogs. A portion of all sales of these specially labeled...
Jul 24, 2017 10:35 AM ET
How Susquehanna Service Dogs Matches People with Service Dogs
In February, seven people received their new service dogs. Each person was specially matched with their service dog to make sure they’ll be a good fit. The first time a person meets their new service dog is at Meet the Dogs. At that time, they don’t know which dog will ultimately become theirs. However, the matching process starts long before a person meets a dog. When we have a...
Mar 6, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Twelve New Dogs Start Advanced Training with Susquehanna Service Dogs
Twelve new dogs start their first semester of advanced training today! They’re joining seven dogs who are already in advanced training.   Last night raisers gathered at our kennel to officially turn in their dogs for this next step in their training. The dogs will now live at the kennel from Monday through Friday, going home to their raisers on weekends and holidays....
Mar 3, 2017 9:40 AM ET
People’s Flea and Festival to Benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs
HARRISBURG, PA, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ —Join 105.7 the X and Susquehanna Service Dogs for The People’s Flea and Festival, an event to benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs. The event includes flea market stands, arts and crafts, and food vendors. It will be held on April 22 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Capital BlueCross, 2500 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA. Rain date is May 6. Booth...
Mar 2, 2017 1:10 PM ET
Service Dogs in Training Visit Harrisburg International Airport
Fifty of our service dogs in training now know how to fly on a plane!    On December 3, we took our puppies in training to Harrisburg International Airport for a training outing. After parking in long-term parking, the dogs and their raisers took the shuttle to the terminal. Once in the terminal, the dogs practiced...
Dec 9, 2016 2:55 PM ET