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United Way of Lancaster County
Description of Service
- Service dogs: UDS-trained service dogs help improve quality of life for both owners and their families. Service dogs enable their owners to lead happier, more independent lives. Service dogs are trained for over two years by a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals to obey and assist.
- Companion dogs: UDS provides companion dogs for people who may not require physical assistance, but who would benefit from the loving companionship of a specially trained dog.
- Facility dogs: UDS can also supply specially trained dogs to long-term care facilities and schools. These dogs assist physical, occupational, recreational, and social therapists in working with their clients.
- Puppy Homes: Puppy Homes raise and train new puppies giving approximately 18 months of patience, time and love
- Puppy Sitters: Puppy sitters provide much needed respite for Puppy Homes by keeping them during sitter vacations or emergencies
- Puppy Pals: Puppy Pals assist Puppy Homes by playing with, exercising and training puppies
- Special Events Volunteers: Assist by staffing booths at various shows, events and fundraisers, where persons can help exercise and baby sit puppies providing respite for Puppy Home families
Telephone, website: Applications available online or by mail
Individuals with mobility impairments, individuals with Autism, Veterans with PTSD; Must have commitment to complete training course and financially able to care for the dog
Fees or Charges
Types of Fees
Call UDSF Resource Center for information
Hours of Operation
Office: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm; Intake: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm