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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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In the News – May 2021

In The News May 2021 Our puppies and dogs were making the news in the month of May, from national publications like The Wall Street Journal to local TV stations like Suncoast News Network. This month provided a focus on the joy of puppy raising. Leslie Shepard, director, puppy raising service, and Anina Green, Austin area coordinator, both…

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Meet Guide Dog Class #301

Congratulations, Guide Dog Class #301 We’re happy to welcome our newest guide dog alumni and offer hearty congratulations for the life-transforming gifts of freedom, independence, and adventure they now enjoy with their extraordinary dogs. Seven students recently came together from Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, and South Carolina to be paired with their guides, two as returning…

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In the News – April 2021

In The News April 2021 April at Southeastern Guide Dogs brought lots of excitement! As we prepared for National Walkathon Day, local media outlets like FOX 13 Tampa Bay, Suncoast View, and 105.9 Sunny FM helped spread the word of the event. Additionally, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota introduced a new four-legged employee named Buffy. Southeastern…

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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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A women kneels and smiles with two yellow labs

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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