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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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Meet Guide Dog Class 297

Congratulations, Guide Dog Class #297 Brave and determined students with vision loss arrived at our campus recently to train with the guide dogs that will forever change their lives. Whether affected by terrible trauma or medical adversities, each of our Class #297 graduates hoped for renewed independence and confidence. They found new strength in the…

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Meet Guide Dog Class 295

Congratulations, Guide Dog Class 295 When our students first arrived on our campus, whether as first-timers or experienced guide dog handlers, they shared the same excitement and concerns. Would their dog be the right match? Would they be able to learn everything required, everything their exceptionally well-trained dogs already knew? Three weeks later, all are…

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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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