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Lessons from my Service Dog, Blue

After four years together with Blue, I still marvel at our relationship. It is too trite to say we are simply companions; it is much more profound. There is a depth to his gaze that is hard to fathom. He is not merely looking at me but radiates a sense of calm. And in that...

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Covid-19 Detection Dog | The Nose Knows

Buffy has been in the news lately! Here are excerpts from her press release from Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and then below, you can find out how Buffy was trained in an article that appeared in our spring news magazine, Life Unleashed. PRESS RELEASE – April 2021 COVID-19 DETECTION DOG AT WORK AT DOCTORS HOSPITAL...

Create Your Will

Convenient and Free! Create your Will at Freewill.com Here’s an excellent goal you can check off your list with ease, and while you are at it, you can protect the people and pets you love most—at no cost. You can now write your legally-valid will online with a convenient tool called FreeWill.com. It’s free! Southeastern...

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Behind the Scenes: Creating Dogs of Destiny

Jen Noble is an Emmy® Award-winning video storyteller, and the producer of the premiere episode of Dogs of Destiny, a new web series that dives into the many stories surrounding the dogs of Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the humans lucky enough to raise, train, and interact with them in real life. We wanted to get...

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Our Dogs Take Flight

Fly away with us! Today, Angelo, a guide dog in training, shows us how he learns to fit under an airplane seat. Alice Ryskamp, guide dog program manager and certified guide dog instructor, and Jonathan Bjaland, senior guide dog instructor, explain the skills Angelo needs and how our graduates can travel with their big, lovable…

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In the News – October 2021

In The News October 2021 From training programs to working dogs, October showcased various aspects of Southeastern Guide Dogs. Read about our Canine Fitness Program, learn about our multi-sensory experience, Beyond the Dark, and find out how some dogs find their way to public service instead of guide dog work. These stories and more where shared this…

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In The News – September 2021

In The News September 2021   Blue, the Big Yella Fella Military service and decades of humanitarian work left Bob MacPherson with PTSD. Service dog Blue helped him accept and overcome it. Earlier this year, Bob shared his story with Reader’s Digest, and it earned Blue a top spot in the America’s Best Pet Pals contest….

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In The News – August 2021

In The News August 2021 August was filled with stories and articles about everything we do at Southeastern Guide Dogs. From puppy raising to fully working dogs, the media covered it all. This month was particular popular for puppy raisers. Local media across Florida shared what the puppy raising experience is like and how one can…

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In the News – July 2021

In The News July 2021 This month the media really captured everything we do at Southeastern Guide Dogs. These stories focused on the littlest of pups and how dedicated volunteers raise them, all the way up to dogs with working careers, and the training that happens in between. Learn about raising a pup in the Osprey…

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