Did you know that Southeastern Guide Dogs breeds, raises, and trains some of the finest guide dogs and service dogs in the world? The puppies are adorable, but to witness these amazing dogs in training is nothing short of miraculous. Thanks to the intelligence and fine training of these dogs, people with vision loss and veterans with disabilities find the freedom, confidence, and independence they need.
The tenants and guests at MetWest International have helped a puppy raiser teach six puppies first hand as they spend 14 months with their raiser. The pedestrian friendly MetWest campus is ideal to expose the puppy to the sounds of traffic, construction and socialization. The fifth puppy raised at MetWest International is a Guide Dog for a young man attending University of West Florida.
When I learned that Southeastern Guide Dogs relies 100% on private donations, receives no government funding, and doesn't charge students and veterans for their services, I decided to participate in their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Walkathon. I've formed a team and set an ambitious Walkathon fundraising goal and am excited to contribute to the life changing mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs.