Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Congratulations to Our 2011 Service Dog Team Graduates!

Congratulations to all of our service dog teams who graduated on Friday! We held our annual Graduation and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration last week. Fifteen service dogs and facility dog teams, three companion dogs and two demonstration dogs graduated. We're so happy for all of our graduates, and we wish them well in their lives together!

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers who made it possible for these dogs to become service dogs they are today!

Thank you to our puppy raisers for raising them, teaching them good house manners, taking them out in public and giving them lots of love.

Thank you to our puppy sitters and kennel sitters for taking care of the dogs in training on weekends or whenever they're needed.

Thank you to our breeder caretakers, who take care of our breeding dogs, and thank you to our whelping team who go on puppy watch for hours so they can be right there to care for mom and puppies during the birth.

Thank you to our volunteer trainers for helping us train the advanced training dogs in public.

Thank you to our Team Training volunteers who assist our new service dog teams as they first learn to work together. And thank you to everyone who provided those delicious lunches during Team Training!

Thank you to everyone who did a demonstration or spent time at a booth to show the community what service dogs can do to assist people to be more independent.

Thank you to everyone who helps out with the office work. You help keep us running smoothly!

Thank you to our volunteers who do preliminary interviews and home visits with individuals who have applied for a service dog or who have received a service dog, and thank you to everyone who helps us re-certify our working teams.

Thank you to everyone who helps at our events, such as PawsAbilities and Summer Camp.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who work with our volunteers!

And finally, thank you to everyone who supports us by donating, reading our blog, visiting us on Facebook and Twitter, and helping us raise awareness about service dogs and the incredible ways they change lives!

We would not be able to raise and train service dogs without the help of all of our volunteers. You make Susquehanna Service Dogs possible. You change lives!

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