Experience Southeastern Guide Dogs with a Tour

 

Attention dog and puppy lovers!

Southeastern Guide Dogs offers tours of our campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays by reservation.

Tour visitors will enjoy a guided walking tour of our beautiful 35-acre campus. You will learn about our mission and what it takes to create a guide dog team. This is a walking tour; we recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes and bringing water.

Tours will be canceled in the case of inclement weather

 

Campus Tours: Frequently Asked Questions

What time and where do tours begin?
Tours begin promptly at 10:15 am and last one hour and 15 minutes. It is recommended that you arrive for your tour approximately fifteen minutes prior. You will meet for your tour in the Freedom Pavilion which is the large covered area directly across from the parking area.

How much do tours cost?
Our tours are available for a fee of $10.00 per person.

How do I schedule a tour?
Tours can be scheduled up to two months in advance via our online reservation system.  You may also contact Leanne Ficker at leanne.ficker@guidedogs.org or 941.479.6612.

How many people can be scheduled for a tour?
Each tour accepts a maximum of 15 participants.

Is puppy hugging involved?
Yes! Tours travel to our Puppy Kennel, where guests have the brief opportunity to hug our puppies.

Is this a handicap accessible tour?
Yes. Our campus features wide sidewalks and handicap-accessible buildings.  If you or a member of your group require special accommodations, please email Leanne Ficker or call 941.479.6612.

Are tours kid friendly?
Our regular tours are tailored to an adult audience. However, we do schedule tours for groups of children in 3rd grade or higher. This is a wonderful age for children to get an understanding of our mission and the amazing work of our dogs. If your child is in 2nd grade or lower, we recommend puppy hugging.  Click here to learn more.

Where are tours located?
Tours are located on our beautiful 35-acre campus. The address is 4210 77th Street E Palmetto, FL 34221.

What if I am interested in applying for a guide dog and want to take a tour to see the campus first?
Please contact Jennifer Kilmurray at 941.845.1872 to set this up.

For more information on tours, contact Leanne Ficker at leanne.ficker@guidedogs.org or phone at 941.479.6612.

 

Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
Telephone: 941.729.5665 | Fax: 941.729.6646


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