Dogs Change Lives – A Contest Sponsored by Keystone Human Services

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Keystone Human Services is sponsoring Dogs Change Lives, a contest where people can share their stories, photos and videos about dogs that change lives. Stories can be submitted throughout February at, and people can vote on their favorite stories from March 1-28. The winner of the Audience Choice Award will receive $1,000.

The story that receives the most votes by midnight on March 28 EDT will win the $1,000

Dogs change lives, and Keystone Human Services is holding a contest for people to share their stories about how their dog has changed their lives. Everyone who has a story about a dog changing a life is encouraged to submit their story, photo or video at from February 1 through February 28. The winner of the Audience Choice Award will receive $1,000.

Stories may be about your own dog, a neighbor’s dog, a police or fire dog, a service dog, etc. All stories must be true. You do not need to be 18 to submit a story; however, you must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to win.

From March 1 through March 28, people will be able to vote on their favorite stories. Everyone is eligible to vote. You will be able to vote once a day for your favorite story.

The story that receives the most votes by midnight on March 28 EDT will win the $1,000 Audience Choice Award. A panel of knowledgeable judges will review the stories and award the $500 Life-Changer Award to the most compelling story of a dog’s impact on a person’s life. Winners will be announced on March 29, 2010.

Visit for contest rules, to submit stories and to vote.

Employees of Keystone Human Services and our family of agencies are not eligible to win but are encouraged to submit stories, photos and videos.

The Dogs Change Lives contest is sponsored by Keystone Human Services to raise awareness about Susquehanna Service Dogs. SSD raises, trains and places dogs with children and adults with disabilities to support them to live more independent lives. Visit SSD’s website or blog at for more information about SSD and how you can get involved. You can also follow SSD on Twitter (@SSDOGS) or become a fan on Facebook.

PawsAbilities, a family and dog event to benefit SSD, is coming to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex on March 13 to March 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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