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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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A Letter from Wayne Giles with his Guide Dog, Elsa

My name is Wayne. I lost my vision due to retinitis pigmentosa. Over the years my vision loss has progressed to the point that I am no longer able to see anything. I must confess, it is much easier to stay home and never go anywhere out of fear, but all four of my Southeastern…

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Side by Side | Spring 2022 issue

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Magazine cover of Side by Side, Winter 2021

Side by Side | Winter 2021 issue

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A New Life with Lady

Allie’s First Guide Dog Imagine losing your vision in high school. That was Allie Hummel’s reality. She shares about it in this video—and about the difference a guide dog named Lady makes. Allie says she can’t imagine life without music. She started playing trumpet at age 12, and by high school, she earned the title…

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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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