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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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Good Morning America Feature

Watch these sweet guide dogs get paired with their new companions Southeastern Guide Dogs has trained and matched more than 3,200 guide and service dogs with new families. Congratulations to class #298! Click here to learn more about the graduates of class #298

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Summer 2020 Newsletter

Click here to access an accessible PDF Read our latest newsletter here, and please share with friends. The dogs featured in this issue—Arthur, Leland, Murphy, Quincy, and others—they’re incredible! If you love dogs, you’ll love hearing their stories. As announced in this newsletter, a wonderful anonymous donor offered a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge, up to $125,000….

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160 Eyes, 80 Dogs, 1 Caring Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Dr. Tom Miller came to our campus recently to examine the eyes of  80 of our active and retired breeders. Our breeders get eye exams each year since many eye conditions can develop as dogs age. Normally, we are able to participate in the annual ACVO National Service Dog Eye Exam Event in May which…

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Five Reasons to Become a Volunteer Puppy Raiser

(Palmetto, Fla.) The tiny, furry balls of potential that are bred, born and trained at Southeastern Guide Dogs grow up to be four-legged superheroes that transform the lives of people who need them. The very best puppies in the world become guide dogs for the blind and service dogs for veterans with disabilities. There is…

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Subaru Donates 2018 Outback to Southeastern Guide Dogs

Subaru has donated a brand new 2018 Outback to Southeastern Guide Dogs. This is the first of three Subaru vehicles that will be donated to the organization. The vehicle donation took place at Cannon Subaru, in Lakeland, FL on Tuesday October 17. When asked about their involvement, Cannon Subaru owner Danny Cannon said, “Subaru believes…

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