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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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Congratulations, Guide Dog Class #300

When the students of Guide Dog Class #300 came together in April, some were experienced alumni receiving successor dogs, while others were brand new to the life-changing experience of being paired with a guide dog. All found the friendship, trust, companionship, and peace of mind that comes through their extraordinary four-legged partners. We welcome our…

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Good Morning America Feature

Watch these sweet guide dogs get paired with their new companions Southeastern Guide Dogs has trained and matched more than 3,200 guide and service dogs with new families. Congratulations to class #298! Click here to learn more about the graduates of class #298

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Meet Guide Dog Class 298

Congratulations, Guide Dog Class #298! Six unique students overcame significant obstacles to become part of the graduating class that recently completed their training. Four met with their first-ever guide dogs, while two returning students matched with successor dogs. All were thrilled with the tight bonds they formed during three weeks of training. Now, they look…

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