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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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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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Chats with the CEO: Service Dog Leland Saves the Day

For Stefanie Marvin-Miller, it was a proud day when she joined the Army National Guard and followed in her grandfathers’ footsteps to serve her country. At age 19, she deployed to Afghanistan, then returned stateside to continue her Army career. In 2016, a fellow serviceman sexually assaulted Stefanie, causing a downward spiral into post-traumatic stress…

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Military Heroes: Patty Mac & Captain Joe

These dogs save lives! On today’s Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman introduces us to U.S. Navy Commander Tracy Krauss with Patty Mac, a wonderful facility therapy dog who save lives every day at the Navy Yard Branch Health Clinic in Washington, D.C. Meet this special yellow Lab who loves being a stress reducer for…

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Chats with the CEO: Sean Brown

Sean Brown’s life changed for the better since he found Southeastern Guide Dogs and his fur-ever friend Pella. Once Pella became his battle buddy, she eased the anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anger, isolation, and depression that haunted him for years after his military service. On today’s Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman talks with Sean, who now…

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Chats with the CEO: Bob Macpherson

This week on Chats with the CEO, Titus Herman meets with service dog handler Bob Macpherson. After three decades in the Marines and a career in humanitarian assistance working in war-torn countries, Bob lives with post-traumatic stress disorder. Before receiving his service dog, BeJay, nicknamed Blue, this veteran feared exposing his vulnerability and lived with…

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