Services and Information for Our Graduates

Here for you, every step of the way

Southeastern Guide Dogs is dedicated to assuring the success of our graduates on an ongoing basis by providing excellent follow-up services.

We offer all of our graduates:

  • In-home follow-up visits,
  • Telephone support and troubleshooting,
  • Informational Graduate Newsletters,
  • Help finding and training with a replacement dog,
  • And much more!

We are always just a phone call away at 941-479-6587.

In-Home Follow Up

In home follow up takes place within the first six months of the graduate’s return home and is a customized, one-on-one session with a trainer. Follow up in the home can also be necessary if a graduate is in need of training skills or route patterning. A trainer can visit the residence, local area, or in some cases the business area of the graduate.

Successor Southeastern Guide Dogs

We provide successor guide dogs to graduates whose current Southeastern Guide Dogs have reached the end of their service and are ready for retirement. The average working life of a guide dog is about eight years.
The online application takes about forty-five minutes to complete. During the online application process, at any time the user may click the “Save and continue later” button located at the top of each page.

Additional Information

  • Forms

  • Past Lectures


  • Update Your Contact Information (Graduates Only)

  • Dog Care Tips