Southeastern Guide Dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs

4210 77th St. East
Palmetto, FL 34221

Ruth Lando
Manager, Media Relations
941-479-6590 (Phone)

Description of Organization:

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. The organization employs some of the most talented and innovative scientists and trainers in the working-dog industry and operates the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Their experts train guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs for people with visual impairments, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges such as vision loss or loss of a parent in the military.
All of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services—which include selective breeding and expert dog training and conditioning; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime alumni support—are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100 percent on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Participation in their annual Walkathon events (fundraising)
Volunteering as a puppy raiser or breeder host for one of their dogs

Minimum Age to Volunteer:

depends upon the type of volunteer opportunity

Offer family volunteer opportunities?