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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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Congratulations Service Dog Class #290

A new class of veterans recently came to our campus to train with the service dogs that will make all the difference in their lives. Before they arrived, their days were often limited by the pain and isolation of post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, we celebrate all of their hard work to forge a new reality…

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three graduates stand with their new dogs, the trainers stand with them.

Congratulations Class #289

Service Dog Class #289 graduates today, and these three veterans represent the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. With a combined service of more than 30 years, they represent a level of unrelenting strength and courage that is impossible to quantify. Paired with their new service dogs, we are encouraged by how these individuals challenged…

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