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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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VIRTUAL Monthly Coffee Hour


  • July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please save the below Zoom information to join us at our VIRTUAL Monthly Coffee Hour. During this event, we will discuss campus updates and spend time answering your questions. We hope to see you there!   Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93456781473?pwd=b1B3V0cvR1VVcXFmRDY0eEpnNHE5UT09 Meeting ID: 934 5678 1473 Passcode: guidedogs (more…)

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July 9, 2022


  • Beyond the Dark
    July 9, 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
    July 11, 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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New Volunteer Campus Tour


  • July 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

New volunteers only This tour is for new volunteers to get a better idea of what happens in the different buildings around campus and a behind the scenes peek at different departments. We will go through the Student Center, Puppy Academy, Canine University, and the Canine University Training Center. When you come for your tour, please (more…)

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July 19, 2022


  • Beyond the Dark
    July 19, 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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