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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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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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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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