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In The News | June-July 2022

Puppies with a Purpose at Southeastern Guide Dogs ABC7 | Discovering the Suncoast ABC7’s Mike Modrick features Southeastern Guide Dogs on his recent episode of “Discovering the Suncoast.” Watch Mike play with puppies and learn what it takes to become a guide dog here on ABC7.       “Beyond the Dark” program shows guests...

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...

Create Your Will—FOR FREE!

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 – 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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Behind the Scenes: Making “Freedom Walk” work

The web series Dogs of Destiny seeks to show all aspects of Southeastern Guide Dogs in action. But sometimes itʼs nice to look back at an organizationʼs humble beginnings to see just how far it’s come. In this ‘looking back / moving forwardʼ episode, you can see connections between what we did then, and the…

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