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Susquehanna Service Dogs Welcomes Three Litters of Puppies to the Puppy Cam
Susquehanna Service Dogs welcomed its third litter of service dog puppies on September 22. The seven Water puppies are joining the eight Puppies from Down Under and the eight Country Capitals puppies on the puppy cams. SSD is expecting one more litter in October.
Harrisburg, PA (PRWeb) September 24, 2012 – Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) welcomed its third litter of puppies on September 22, 2012. SSD Opal gave birth to the seven puppies of the Water litter – Bay, Ocean, Cove, Lagoon, Stream, Ripple, and Rain.
The first two litters were born earlier in September. SSD Scotia gave birth to the Puppies from Down Under on September 10 (Outback, Boomerang, Irwin, Aussie, Kiwi, Sydney, Dingo, and Roo), and SSD Kirby gave birth to the Country Capitals puppies on September 13 (London, Kingston, Berlin, Reykjavik, Lima, Cairo, Dublin, and Ottawa).
The Water puppies are joining the Puppies from Down Under and the Country Capitals puppies on the puppy cams. Visitors to SSD’s website can watch these 23 puppies sleep, play, eat, and learn as they take their first steps toward becoming service dogs.
SSD is expecting one more litter in October. With so many puppies, SSD is asking for donations of puppy supplies. Needed supplies include hand sanitizer, paper towels storage containers, and more. View the puppy wish list for a complete list of the needed items.
The Puppies from Down Under, Country Capitals puppies, and the Water puppies will be available for puppy hugging when they’re 4-5 weeks old. People interested in becoming a puppy hugger should apply online.
These three litters will join their puppy raiser families when they’re eight weeks old. There, they will gain the experiences and skills they need to assist men, women, and children with disabilities to become more independent. These dogs will open doors and change lives.
Since its inception in 1993, Susquehanna Service Dogs, a program of Keystone Human Services Children & Family Services, has placed more than 200 service dogs with people who have disabilities. SSD dogs assist children and adults with mobility, hearing and psychiatric disabilities, as well as people with autism and military veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Each dog is professionally trained to meet the individual needs of their partner and completes tasks such as opening doors, picking up dropped objects, assisting with daily dressing or pulling a manual wheelchair. SSD relies on donations and a dedicated group of volunteers, many of whom raise the dogs that will go on to change lives, to fulfill its mission of “Opening Doors and Changing Lives.”
For more information about SSD, call 717-599-5920 or visit www.keystonehumanservices.org/ssd.