Assistance Dogs


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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High School Student Graduates with Service Dog at His Side

Nate Layne is the first student to graduate from Cedar Cliff High School with a service dog at his side. He's partnered with SSD Colorado from Susquehanna Service Dogs, and Colorado has made it possible for him to be much more independent. Nate plans to attend Albright College, along with Colorado. Watch the Fox 43...
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Donate to Support Susquehanna Service Dogs in the Highmark Walk

Donate to fund the perfect match between a person and their service dog! Susquehanna Service Dogs participated in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on May 19 with a goal to raise $30,000—the cost of raising, training, and placing a service dog. These dogs are individually trained based on their partner’s needs, which means...
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2018 Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Dreschel, this year’s recipient of Susquehanna Service Dogs’ Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Award! Dr. Dreschel manages SSD’s puppy raising program at Penn State University, where she teaches puppy classes, organizes outings, schedules vet care for the dogs, and mentors students to become great ambassadors for Susquehanna Service Dogs.
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Susquehanna Service Dogs Honors 37 Dogs and People in 2018 Graduation Celebration

Honorees include working service dogs, facility dogs, courthouse dogs, detection K-9s for the CIA, companion dogs, breeding dogs, and demonstration dogs, along with their handlers and puppy raisers.
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