Excellence In The Cage starts here®


Our Commitment


Shepherd prioritizes Excellence In The Cage to ensure the best care for every animal in every study.

We provide the highest quality bedding and environmental enrichment products to the animal care industry. Our unmatched commitment to research integrity and operational efficiency, allows us to keep animal health and welfare at the heart of what we do.

These Valuable beings are the driving force for

medical advancements for millions of people around the world.


Our Products

Not only do our products promote research integrity and enhance animal welfare, but they also are designed to assist our customers in operating an efficient and cost-effective research program. With a variety of options for bedding and enrichment, SSP offers everything you need for Excellence in the Cage.

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Why SSP?

Shepherd Specialty Papers has been family owned and operated for over 30 years, and we take pride in the unparalleled quality of our products, and our people. When you choose SSP, you are choosing award-winning products that are used in cutting edge studies by the largest research companies around the world.

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When you use bedding or enrichment products from SSP, you can be sure they’ve been subject to stringent standards through our Continuous Monitoring program. Let us show you what consistent, quality products look like for you and your animals. In-depth analysis reports for each of our products are available to all of our customers.

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