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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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August 9, 2022


  • Beyond the Dark
    August 9, 2022 - August 30, 2022
    9:45 am - 11:00 am

You’ll engage your senses while immersing into the challenges of people with vision loss and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities.

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Campus Volunteer Orientation


  • Volunteer Orientation Template
    August 8, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Southeastern Guide Dogs campus volunteer. Please read below for some important guidelines: Volunteer orientation events will be held in the Student Center of our Palmetto campus: 4210 77th Street E., Palmetto, FL 34221. Please bring a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card or medical/religious exemption paperwork when (more…)

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August 30, 2022


  • Beyond the Dark
    August 30, 2022
    9:45 am - 11:00 am

You’ll engage your senses while immersing into the challenges of people with vision loss and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities.

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August 16, 2022


  • Beyond the Dark
    August 16, 2022
    9:45 am - 11:00 am

You’ll engage your senses while immersing into the challenges of people with vision loss and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities.

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IN-PERSON Monthly Coffee Hour


  • August 3, 2022
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

Please join us for a *special* IN-PERSON Monthly Coffee Hour in our Dining Hall. During this event, we will discuss campus updates and spend time answering your questions. We hope to see you there! 9:30-10:00am: Socialization / coffee time 10:00-11:00am: Campus updates and Q&A (more…)

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