(Harrisburg, PA, April 26, 2021) Carlisle Container Company and Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), a program of Keystone Human Services, are pleased to announce a partnership to name an assistance dog. The new puppy in training is a black Golden Retriever Lab mix named SSD Carlisle.
Each dog Susquehanna Service Dogs places is individually trained to mitigate their partner’s disability and enhance their life. Dogs can assist people with physical disabilities that impact mobility or balance, as well as people with psychiatric disabilities, autism, PTSD, and seizure disorders. SSD also trains hearing dogs to assist people with hearing impairments, as well as facility dogs.
Training starts from the moment a dog is born to set them up for future success. SSD Carlisle will spend the next 15-18 months with her puppy raiser, who will teach her good house manners, self-control, and over 20 different foundational cues. Carlisle will then enter Advanced Training, where SSD’s professional trainers will match her with her partner and individually train her in specific tasks specially designed for her partner’s unique needs.
Diane Wolf, CEO of Carlisle Container, stated, “My son Adam is a member of the York Young Professionals Organization where he learned about the SSD program of Keystone Human Services. He was so impressed with the program and being a family and company of animal lovers, we just had to become involved.”
“We’re very happy to partner with Carlisle Container Company,” says Deb Tack, SSD’s Director. “It takes a community to raise, train, and place assistance dogs. Dogs like Carlisle grow up to change lives, helping people do things they never thought were possible.”
Susquehanna Service Dogs is a program of Keystone Human Services and has been breeding, raising, training, and placing assistance dogs in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states since 1993. SSD is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.
Carlisle Container Company is a manufacturer of corrugated packaging and point of purchase displays a well as a large format digital printer. The Company was established in 1965 and is a Certified Woman Owned business.