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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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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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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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Meet Faith!

Click here for video with descriptive audio for the visually impaired  Sweet, playful Faith is already stealing hearts with her happy personality. For now, she loves rolling around with her littermates. But someday, she’ll impact someone who needs her help and love. Every guide dog and service dog starts out as an adorable puppy. When…

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Chats with the CEO: Kathy Saunders

For someone who claims that earlier in life she didn’t care much for dogs, Kathy Saunders has surely discovered the joy and love that comes with raising puppies! On today’s Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman meets with Kathy, who’s not only raised eight puppies, but has also volunteered as a Southeastern Guide Dogs area…

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