Make a Difference Every Day

When you arrive at work every day knowing that your work matters, that’s a good day. When you’re having a tough day and you hug a puppy, that’s a good day. And when you see how your career impacts a life forever, that’s a really good day. Welcome to Southeastern Guide Dogs.

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Southeastern Guide Dogs, Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Nonprofit of the Year, has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) and Assistance Dogs International (ADI). Founded in 1982 in Palmetto, Florida, the organization employs the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs.

Southeastern Guide Dogs serves more than 400 graduates across the U.S. and continues to place more than 100 dogs each year into careers benefiting people with visual impairments, and veterans. The charity provides all of its services free of charge and receives no government funding.

“It’s an honor to be a part of changing lives every day!
– Susan Wilburn, Director of Admissions & Graduate Services


What people are saying…

“I’m proud to be a link in the chain providing independence and confidence to the visually impaired.”

Raymond Hurley, Certified Trainer

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