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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 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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Extraordinary Dogs, Transforming the Lives of Veterans and Families

Class 296 consists of veterans who lived and trained on our beautiful campus and those who trained in their home and communities. They include service dogs for PTSD and other disabilities, emotional support dogs for veterans needing help and friendship, Gold Star Family dogs for military families who have lost a loved one, and facility…

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Finally Feeling Free

Click here for audio description for the visually impaired  “I lost my vision but I gained Buddy” Kenneth E. Hughes came for a guide dog and went home with his best buddy, Buddy. What a difference a dog makes! We met Kenneth in August 2020 when he arrived from Greenville, South Carolina, to our Palmetto,…

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MEET GUIDE DOG CLASS 294

We’re so excited to say, “Well done, Class 294!” Our recent guide dog class worked hard and overcame obstacles—both physical and invisible—to reach this achievement and graduate! These students came from Florida, Georgia, New York, and South Carolina with one shared goal: to enjoy life with new hope, new independence, and new guide dogs by…

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MEET GUIDE DOG CLASS 293

Congratulations graduates of Class 293! Woo hoo! You did it! As you’ve learned, our guide dogs are no ordinary dogs. They are amazing, unique, and loving companions! Some of you are just beginning to experience newfound freedom. Others can’t imagine life without a guiding light by your side. Class 293 is made up of graduates…

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Summer 2020 Newsletter

Click here to access an accessible PDF Read our latest newsletter here, and please share with friends. The dogs featured in this issue—Arthur, Leland, Murphy, Quincy, and others—they’re incredible! If you love dogs, you’ll love hearing their stories. As announced in this newsletter, a wonderful anonymous donor offered a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge, up to $125,000….

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