Southeastern Guide Dogs Press Release Archive
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Serving Those Who Served: Southeastern Guide Dogs Provides Service Dogs to Veterans
November 8, 2021
Serving our country requires honor, selflessness and courage. Sometimes it takes even more courage to ask for help. As the nation honors these heroes this Veterans Day, Southeastern Guide Dogs extends recognition and support to veterans all year long through the help of service dogs.
A Dog Makes all the Difference
Southeastern Guide Dogs Celebrates National Guide Dog & Service Dog Month
September 13, 2021
September is National Guide Dog Month and National Service Dog Month. While this month is used to recognize working dogs, Southeastern Guide Dogs celebrates guide dogs and service dogs every day. The nonprofit breeds, raises and trains elite guide dogs for individuals with vision loss, service dogs for veterans with disabilities, and skilled companion dogs for children with significant challenges.
Calling All Dog Lovers!
Southeastern Guide Dogs Needs Puppy Raisers
July 27, 2021
Southeastern Guide Dogs is spreading puppy love! The nonprofit has puppy raising groups across the southeastern United States, and there is always a need for people to open their hearts and homes to help raise these fuzzy superheroes to be. Volunteer puppy raisers take young dogs into their homes to teach house manners and basic skills to prepare the pups for advance skills training and life as a working dog.
“Beyond the Dark” Experience Returns to Southeastern Guide Dogs
June 28, 2021
Come along on a journey as Southeastern Guide Dogs welcomes the public back to campus for Beyond the Dark, a program where attendees will meet graduates, hear their triumphant stories and witness how extraordinary dogs transform lives. Beyond the Dark invites participants to experience this transformation and connect with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs. Tickets are on sale now.
COVID-19 Detection Dog at Work at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
April 24, 2021
A new four-legged, wet-nosed addition is greeting people at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. “Buffy” is a 2-year-old, sweet-tempered, yellow Labrador retriever and a highly trained scent detection dog from Southeastern Guide Dogs. Buffy meets visitors as they enter the hospital and if she detects COVID-19, the visitor is asked to get additional testing. Testing can be done free of charge at the hospital or if visitors prefer, another location.
National Walkathon Day—
Pups on Parade Across the United States in Support of Southeastern Guide Dogs
April 8, 2021
This year, the annual Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon is getting bigger and better by unleashing the traditional event, taking it to the streets and all 50 states with National Walkathon Day. Participants are invited to walk throughout neighborhoods, host a bake sale, run a dog washing event, or any other experience to help share Southeastern Guide Dogs’ mission through the power of social media. National Walkathon Day takes place on May 1, and everyone is encouraged to participate in their own way. Register now by visiting GuideDogs.org/walkathon.
Southeastern Guide Dogs Joins Global Giving Tuesday Movement to Help Change Lives with Guide and Service Dogs
November 20, 2020
Giving Tuesday is taking place on December 1, and Southeastern Guide Dogs is sharing the puppy love. The nonprofit organization transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. For Giving Tuesday, Southeastern Guide Dogs encourages the community to sponsor a puppy and join the joyful journey of watching a pup grow up to become a beautiful working dog.
Southeastern Guide Dogs Releases Video to Remind Veterans That With a Service Dog, They Are Never Alone
November 9, 2020
Serving our country requires honor, selflessness and courage. Sometimes it takes even more courage to ask for help. Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other disabilities often live in isolation and depression, but they don’t have to. Southeastern Guide Dogs is lending a helping paw by providing highly trained service dogs that can restore one’s wellbeing. Veterans Days is Wednesday, and the organization is sharing this video to remind veterans, they never have to walk alone again.
Southeastern Guide Dogs Expands to Asheville with New Puppy Raising Group
October 28, 2020
Puppy love is making its way to Asheville! Nonprofit Southeastern Guide Dogs has puppy raising groups across the southeastern United States, and now Asheville can be added to the list. Volunteer puppy raisers take young dogs into their homes to teach house manners and basic obedience to prepare the pups for formal training and life as a working dog.
Southeastern Guide Dogs Makes a Splash with New Canine Aquatic Center
September 15, 2020
The dog days of summer may be coming to an end, but the dogs at Southeastern Guide Dogs get to enjoy summer fun all year long at the Stephen and Marcia Miner Canine Aquatic Center. The pool is part of the elite Canine Fitness Program designed to strengthen muscles and increase stamina, so working dogs maintain a peak level of health.
Industry Leaders & Donors Ensure Southeastern Guide Dogs Alumni Receive Free Dog Care
July 16, 2020
For over 35 years, Southeastern Guide Dogs has provided extraordinary guide and service dogs free of charge to people with visual impairments and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities, thanks to the generosity of private donations.