Susquehanna Service Dogs

Mission Statement

Susquehanna Service Dogs trains and provides service dogs and hearing dogs to assist children and adults to become more independent.

About Susquehanna Service Dogs

SSD trains service dogs, hearing dogs, balance dogs, service dogs for service men and women, facility dogs, in-home service dogs and companion dogs. Each dog is specially trained to perform specific tasks. Service dogs should fit seamlessly into their partners' lives. A service dog should enhance their partner's life, assisting them to be more independent, and should not add stress or become a burden. SSD takes special care to select dogs that require a minimum of maintenance by their partner. In order for our service dogs to be certified, they must exhibit excellent manners, follow basic obedience cues and go potty on cue. They must display good social behavior (no aggression, no begging, no undesirable playful activity, etc.). All of our dogs much master basic obedience skills, including sit, stay, come, down, stand, heel (on the left side), side (on the right side) and back. They must perform these cues on and off lead. Service dogs can be taught to respond to voice cues and hand signals, and tasks must be performed on the first cue.

Contact Information

Kerry Wevodau Phone: 717-599-5920 kwevodau@keystonehumanservices.org