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In The News | June-July 2022

Puppies with a Purpose at Southeastern Guide Dogs ABC7 | Discovering the Suncoast ABC7’s Mike Modrick features Southeastern Guide Dogs on his recent episode of “Discovering the Suncoast.” Watch Mike play with puppies and learn what it takes to become a guide dog here on ABC7.       “Beyond the Dark” program shows guests...

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...

Create Your Will—FOR FREE!

Convenient and Free! Create your Will at 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 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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160 Eyes, 80 Dogs, 1 Caring Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Dr. Tom Miller came to our campus recently to examine the eyes of  80 of our active and retired breeders. Our breeders get eye exams each year since many eye conditions can develop as dogs age. Normally, we are able to participate in the annual ACVO National Service Dog Eye Exam Event in May which…

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