Susquehanna Service Dogs

Football and Service Dogs—It’s the Perfect Pairing

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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 bottles will be donated to SSD.

Join Susquehanna Service Dogs for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

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These eleven service dogs in training are ready to walk! Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) is one of 48 organizations participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on May 20 at HACC in Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Highmark Blue Shield, which underwrites the cost of the walk, all the money raised by SSD’s walkers comes directly to SSD.

This is Susquehanna Service Dogs’ biggest fundraiser. There’s still time to donate or join the walk to support SSD to raise, train, and place service dogs.

The Difference a Service Dog Makes


Guest blog post by a friend of SSD Diego, a courthouse dog in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

Dear Diego,

You proved yet again that you are a phenomenal asset to Cumberland County Children & Youth. 

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.

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.

People’s Flea and Festival to Benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs

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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 space is available for $25 each for individuals or families, $50 for home-based businesses, and $100 for businesses or food vendors. All food vendors must be self-contained.

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 loose leash walking around the other travelers, as well as taking elevators and stairs. 

Support Susquehanna Service Dogs on #GivingTuesday

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November 29, 2016 is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday! Susquehanna Service Dogs is working to raise $5,000 in one day on #GivingTuesday!

Veterinary costs are one of Susquehanna Service Dogs' biggest expenses. Did you know that it costs $100 for each dog's annual check-up at the vet? You can help SSD cover vet costs for 50 of our puppies in training by helping us reach our #GivingTuesday goal.

Volunteers Bill and Susan Tyson Receive the Edna Silberman Humanitarian Award

Congratulations to Bill and Susan Tyson! These long-time volunteers recently received Keystone Human Services’ Edna Silberman Humanitarian Award for their volunteer work with Susquehanna Service Dogs! 
The Edna Silberman Humanitarian Award is given to a person or persons who has made significant contributions to people, the community, and Keystone Human Services, and has played a major role in making Keystone Human Services’ vision real in the lives of others. As you may know, Susquehanna Service Dogs is a program of Keystone Human Services. 

A Perfect Pairing Wine Tasting Event to Benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs

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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 Evolution Catering, tour the winery, and see a service dog demonstration by one of SSD’s skilled demonstration dogs. Hauser Estate Winery will also be hosting live music from 7-10 p.m.


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