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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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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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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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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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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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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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