Serving the Families of Veterans

We care deeply about the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, and our hearts go out to families who have lost a loved one during military service. Our Gold Star Family dogs provide comfort and companionship to brighten their days.

Gold Star Family dogs

Gold Star Family Placement

At Southeastern Guide Dogs, we care deeply about you and all of the families of the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. We recognize the deep sacrifices you make when a family member dies in service to the nation.

In the spirit of compassion and caring, we offer you and other Gold Star families our friendly, skilled companion dogs. These hand-picked dogs are well-trained, obedient, and affectionate, and they deliver smiles, relieve stress, and add tremendous value and companionship to you and your family. As with all of our programs, we provide these beautiful dogs at absolutely no cost.

Be Prepared to Smile

If you or your family qualifies for a Gold Star Family dog, we extend our condolences and invite you to apply for a four-legged friend.

A special note: While these dogs offer exceptional benefits, please understand that a Gold Star Family dog is not a service dog and is not trained to help with a disability or perform tasks. It is recognized only as a pet and has no public access rights. These dogs simply bring joy to your family.

If you have any questions about this program, or need more information, please email Katie Perez or call 941.479.6598 to learn more.