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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 – July 2021

In The News July 2021 This month the media really captured everything we do at Southeastern Guide Dogs. These stories focused on the littlest of pups and how dedicated volunteers raise them, all the way up to dogs with working careers, and the training that happens in between. Learn about raising a pup in the Osprey…

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In the News – June 2021

In The News June 2021 Southeastern Guide Dogs’ graduates were in the spotlight this month! Guide dog graduates Cheri Sytsma and Brooklyn Shannon both shared their stories with local newspapers. Dogs with special careers in scent detection and arson detection were also featured in the media. Check out all of the media stories on Southeastern…

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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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Meet Service Dog Class 299

Congratulations Class #299! Join us in congratulating Service Dog Class #299, a group of seasoned veterans who know what it is to persevere. They’ve worked hard to overcome doubts and fears. They’ve succeeded in bonding with their service dogs and each other. Now, they’ve headed home with new feelings of pride and accomplishment—and new best…

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A women kneels and smiles with two yellow labs

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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