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Maher Duessel Partners with Susquehanna Service Dogs to Name an Assistance Dog

Maher Duessel and Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), a program of Keystone Human Services, are pleased to announce a partnership to name an assistance dog. The assistance dog in training, SSD Saly, (pronounced ‘Sally’) is a black Labrador retriever whose name comes from a common auditing phrase, “SALY – Same As Last Year.”
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Keystone Human Services (KHS), Susquehanna Service Dogs, and Alexander Building Construction Co. Will Break Ground On New, State Of The Art Assistance Dog Training Center In Grantville, PA.

Grantville, PA—Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), an internationally recognized assistance dogs program based in central PA for almost 30 years, is breaking ground on an exciting new training center in Grantville, PA. The center will usher in a new era of making a difference for thousands of people with disability, veterans, schools, hospitals, courthouses, and cancer...
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2021 Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Award

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Award. Congratulations to Carolyn Cass! Named after Susquehanna Service Dogs’ founding volunteers, the Spirit of Volunteerism Award is given to an SSD volunteer who has taken the mission to heart to help dogs change lives and support people...
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Ganse Apothecary Partners with Susquehanna Service Dogs to Name an Assistance Dog

Ganse Apothecary and Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), a program of Keystone Human Services, are pleased to announce a partnership to name an assistance dog. SSD Daisee is a yellow Labrador retriever puppy named by Ganse Apothecary’s employees. “The time is now. We must all feel compelled to strengthen funding and ultimately protect a tremendously vulnerable...
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Donate Items from Susquehanna Service Dogs’ Wish List

Donate items that Susquehanna Service Dogs uses regularly. When brand names are noted, please do not make substitutions. These selections are specifically chosen for the health and safety of our dogs or to meet our specific need.
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Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Susquehanna Service Dogs relies on volunteers to help raise, train, and place service dogs to assist people to become more independent. We would not be able to carry out our mission without our volunteers. They raise and sit our puppies in training, help train the dogs in advanced training, give demonstrations, make harnesses, maintain our...
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Susquehanna Service Dogs Celebrates 35 Graduating Dogs

Thirty-five dogs and their handlers will walk the stage in Susquehanna Service Dogs' 2019 Graduation Ceremony, held on April 27, 2019 at 1 pm at Dauphin County Technical School in Harrisburg, PA. Doors open at 12:30 pm.
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Susquehanna Service Dogs’ Puppy Raising Program in the News

Watch Susquehanna Service Dogs' young puppies during their early socialization class. SSD's Roar for More puppy raising program was spotlighted by ABC 23 WATM.
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Fund the Perfect Match on #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday on November 27, Susquehanna Service Dogs is looking to raise $30,000 to fund the perfect match between a person and their service dog. These dogs are life-changing. As one woman recently paired with her service dog said, "You've given me a lifeline to the world." You can help make that kind of difference...
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Susquehanna Service Dogs Places 9 New Assistance Dogs

Nine people are now working with their new assistance dogs. Susquehanna Service Dogs recently placed four service dogs, one hearing dog, three facility dogs, and one owner trained service dog. Each dog was individually trained for their partner, and each person spent two and a half weeks learning how to work with their dog. Visit...
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