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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 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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A Dog, I’m Not

Click here for descriptive audio for the visually impaired Just a girl and her dog. Or is it?  Isn’t it amazing, the magical bond between a very-good-boy and his very-best-friend? If you’ve ever loved a dog, then you understand. Watch Valerie and Micky, and feel the magic. Give the gift of more magical moments between…

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Fall 2020 Magazine: “A Dog, I’m Not”

 Click here for accessible PDF Enjoy stories of lives transformed and fears diminished. Share the hope and light that only an extraordinary guide or service dog can offer. Inside: Service dog Keith makes life better for Keni Thomas, survivor of the 18-hour firefight in Black Hawk Down. Guide dog Micky makes all the difference…

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