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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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Behind the Scenes: Making “Freedom Walk” work

The web series Dogs of Destiny seeks to show all aspects of Southeastern Guide Dogs in action. But sometimes itʼs nice to look back at an organizationʼs humble beginnings to see just how far it’s come. In this ‘looking back / moving forwardʼ episode, you can see connections between what we did then, and the…

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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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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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Behind the Scenes: Bringing “Dear Superhero” to the screen

Behind the Scenes: Dogs of Destiny, Episode 2: Dear Superhero When creating a video that tells a number of individual stories, it’s often a challenge to find a foundational theme or narrative technique to unify them into a coherent episode. Dogs of Destiny producer Jen Noble faced exactly that situation—until one very special letter came across her…

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Millie’s Miracles, by Yvonne Sica

It is 2013. The neurologist’s office is cold and my granddaughter is small. Millie is three and has no appetite. She sleeps 16 hours a day. Her lethargy stumps her pediatrician; they send us here. We wait. Millie squeezes her doll and I squeeze Millie. The neurologist arrives, MRI in hand, and the words hit…

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