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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...

Yellow lab smells jars to detect COVID-19

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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Hope Graduates Puppy Kindergarten

It’s a big day for Hope! When our puppies first go home with volunteer puppy raisers, they’re not quite ready to practice their skills inside stores, restaurants, and other indoor public spaces. When they show us their best “good boy!” and “good girl!” manners, they earn their coats. Congratulations, Hope! What a good girl!

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In The News – February 2022

Each month brings new stories of incredible dogs and the people who are privileged to work with them. In February, we had stories of puppies full of potential and graduates working side-by-side with their four-legged friends. See some of the highlights showcasing our dogs from the past month. A Guide Dog’s Journey Begins Meet George,…

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In The News – January 2022

In The News January 2022 A new year brings new stories of incredible dogs and the people who are privileged to work with them. In January, we had stories of puppies full of potential and graduates working side-by-side with their four-legged friends. See some of the highlights showcasing our dogs from the past month.  Launching…

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In The News – December 2021

In The News December 2021 December is the season of giving, and this year media helped us share the many ways people can give back and support our organization. From sponsoring a puppy to doubling donations for Giving Tuesday, there was a lot of great coverage supporting our mission. See some of the highlights below. Southeastern…

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Puppies in a Pumpkin Patch

Click here for descriptive video for the visually impaired Puppies and pumpkins? Squeeeeeel! (What we really meant to say is, “Watch our puppies gain educational, multi-sensory exposures to fall scents, bright colors, rough and smooth textures, novel shapes, and a variety of under-footings in their journey to becoming superhero guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled…

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