In the News – April 2021
In The News
April at Southeastern Guide Dogs brought lots of excitement! As we prepared for National Walkathon Day, local media outlets like FOX 13 Tampa Bay, Suncoast View, and 105.9 Sunny FM helped spread the word of the event. Additionally, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota introduced a new four-legged employee named Buffy. Southeastern Guide Dogs trained Buffy to detect COVID-19, and in her role at the hospital, she screens visitors to make sure they are COVID-free!
To top it off, Forbes interviewed CEO Titus Herman, Dog O Dog featured graduate Katie McCoy for International Guide Dog Day, and Veterans Corner Radio spoke to Service Dog Trainer Lauren Davis to learn about our veteran services. Check out these stories and more from media outlets across the country.
Southeastern Guide Dogs Launches National Walkathon on Saturday
Over the weekend supporters and their dogs across the country joined National Walkathon Day! Many local media outlets helped us gear up for the event, including Charley’s World at FOX 13 Tampa Bay. Watch one of the segments here and see some more coverage highlights below.
Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Noble Model For Helping Vision Impaired, Disabled Veterans And Children
Forbes spoke with Titus Herman to learn more about Southeastern Guide Dogs and our organization’s model. Titus shared stories of our graduates, how commencement is a favorite of the job, and what goes in to training incredible, working dogs for the people that need them most. Read the interview here.
COVID-19 Detection Dog Helps Screen Visitors at Doctors Hospital
A new talented, four-legged addition now greets people at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Local media met Buffy, a COVID-19 detection dog, and witnessed how she screens visitors entering the hospital. Watch a clip from ABC Action News here.
The Guide Dog Who’s Always Ripe for a Challenge
Reader’s Digest is holding the America’s Best Pet Pals campaign. Through this campaign, Rachel Weeks and guide dog, Plum, have been featured as finalists. Read the heartwarming story here and wish them “good luck” for a feature in a future issue of the magazine.
Veterans Corner Radio
Lauren Davis spoke to the Veterans Corner Radio Podcast to share information about Southeastern Guide Dogs and our Service Dog Program. Their conversation showcased the work that’s done from puppy raising through advanced skills training. Listen here on Spotify or find it wherever you get your podcasts.
Project Pride SRQ: Goin’ to the Dogs
105.9 Sunny FM: Southeastern Guide Dogs Hosts National Walkathon
East County Observer: Parade for Puppies in Lakewood Ranch
Suncoast View: Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon