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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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Chats with the CEO: Kathy Saunders

For someone who claims that earlier in life she didn’t care much for dogs, Kathy Saunders has surely discovered the joy and love that comes with raising puppies! On today’s Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman meets with Kathy, who’s not only raised eight puppies, but has also volunteered as a Southeastern Guide Dogs area…

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Chats with the CEO: Chad Bagley

LIFE WITH HANDSOME HENRY When Pastor Chad Bagley lost his sight unexpectedly 14 years ago, he lost his independence—until a handsome yellow Lab named Henry restored his faith. In this week’s Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman checks in with Chad and discovers how Henry became his “right-hand man.”  Together Since 2018 Since they were…

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CHATS WITH THE CEO: HATS OFF TO OUR SENIORS!

In this week’s Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman meets with three seniors from Canine University. In this episode, the seniors take a break from their training to Zoom with Titus. They’ve been busy taking finals as they prepare for their guide dog careers, and soon they’ll graduate and change the lives of people with…

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Chats with the CEO: Our Grads and Dogs Win Big with Fromm!

This week on Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman meets with Bryan Nieman, a member of the Fromm family and an honorary member of our Southeastern Guide Dogs family, too.  Bryan is the Brand Director of Fromm and will someday take over the reins of the close-knit company that is doing so much for our…

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Chats with the CEO: Bob Macpherson

This week on Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman meets with service dog handler Bob Macpherson. After three decades in the Marines and a career in humanitarian assistance working in war-torn countries, Bob lives with post-traumatic stress disorder. Before receiving his service dog, BeJay, nicknamed Blue, this veteran feared exposing his vulnerability and lived with…

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