In the News – June 2021
In The News
Southeastern Guide Dogs’ graduates were in the spotlight this month! Guide dog graduates Cheri Sytsma and Brooklyn Shannon both shared their stories with local newspapers. Dogs with special careers in scent detection and arson detection were also featured in the media. Check out all of the media stories on Southeastern Guide Dogs from the month of June.
Guide Dog Helps Englewood Woman with New Independence
On her birthday, Cheri Sytsma received a very special gift–a yellow Lab named Hero. Hero is Cheri’s new guide dog, who will provide her with the life-transforming gifts of freedom and adventure. Read their story here.
Gray, Tenn. Woman Receives Guide Dog
Two year ago, Brooklyn Shannon found out she was losing her vision. To use her words, “If you’re going to go blind, you might as well do it with a cute, fluffy guide dog, right?” And that she is! Brooklyn was paired with Lolita, a goldador helping to restore her confidence and independence. Read the article here.
Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Beyond the Dark Educates Public About Service Dogs
Beyond the Dark is designed to educate the public about the role that guide dogs and service dogs play in making their human partner’s life easier. Dog O Day shared the exciting news that this sensory experience is returning to our campus in July. Learn more by reading the article here.
Star Corona Detection Dog in the U.S.
Scent detection dog Buffy made her international debut. The Washington D.C. Bureau of FujiTV Japan shared Buffy’s important work at Doctors Hospital. Check out the story, in Japanese, here.