Meet Marty and guide dog Mullins
About ten years ago, Marty started losing his vision to macular degeneration. As it progressed, his son—a physician in San Diego—started researching guide dog schools and learned that Southeastern Guide Dogs wasn’t far from Marty’s home in The Villages, Florida. Now Marty is thrilled with his new guide, a yellow Labrador named Mullins. “He’s the best that there is!” says Marty.
Back home, Marty enjoys his newfound independence. “Everything is within walking distance for me,” he says. “Now I don’t have to worry about someone being with me. Now I have somebody to take care of. And he has somebody to take care of. We’re going to help each other, and that’s it!”