In order to be considered for an assistance dog, and to determine whether Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) is the right program for you, we need to get to know you better. In addition to making sure you meet our minimum eligibility requirements, we ask that you review the following questions, which are designed to help you determine your readiness to apply.
Can you demonstrate that you would benefit from the tasks SSD assistance dogs are trained to perform?
Do you have the means and resources to manage and care for a 2-year-old Labrador or Golden Retriever? This includes feeding, grooming, exercising the dog and regular visits to a veterinarian.
Are those who live with you as well as others in your support system willing to support you during the application process and throughout your relationship with an assistance dog?
Bringing an SSD assistance dog into your life is a major lifestyle change and commitment. Do you believe you are ready for this change and commitment?
Once partnered with a dog, are you willing to stay engaged with SSD by providing regular updates and having a minimum of annual in-person contact?
If the answers to the above questions are all Yes, please begin the application request process by following the directions below.
By clicking Next Step below, I am acknowledging that:
I have read about SSD's minimum eligibility requirements.
I have read about the types of assistance dogs SSD trains.
I understand SSD does not train or place dogs for the following: guide work for the blind; seizure, diabetic, or other medical alert; to provide supervision, navigation, or safety from environmental hazards; personal protection; or for the primary purpose of emotional comfort or social support.