• Six Locations Remain for March and April Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Walkathons


    Crowds love the dog-and pet-friendly Walkathons of Southeastern Guide Dogs

    Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Tampa, Ft. Myers, The Villages and Sarasota are the sites for Upcoming Walkathons in March and April

    Palmetto, Florida, (March 14, 2017)–The family-friendly, tail-wagging 3K events that draw thousands of enthusiastic dog lovers and fundraisers in support of Southeastern Guide Dogs each year are in full swing, with six locations remaining on the schedule.

    Now in their 31st year, Walkathons are the largest fundraisers for the organization that pairs the visually impaired and veterans with PTSD with extraordinary dogs that transform their lives…at no cost.

    The upcoming locations and dates are:
    Lakewood Ranch, 10K and 5K Wag ‘N Run (new) and 3K Walkathon, Nathan Benderson Park, March 18
    Bradenton, Rossi Park, March 25

    Tampa, Cotanchobee Brooke Park, April 1

    Ft. Myers, Jet Blue Park, April 8

    Tri-County (The Villages) Polo Club, April 8

    Sarasota, Payne Park, April 22

    For more information or to form a Walkathon team, visit www.guidedogs.org/walkathon

    PHOTO from the St. Petersburg Walkathon, held February 25 in Vinoy Park.


    Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains guide dogs, service dogs and companion dogs for people living with significant challenges including those with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities.

    All of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services – which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime graduate follow-up – 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. www.GuideDogs.org