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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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Side by Side | Spring 2022 issue

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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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