Palmetto, FL – Southeastern Guide Dogs recently received a grant for over $4,000 from the Interfaith Social Action Council to assist guide dog and service dog clients in the Sun City Center area.
Southeastern Guide Dogs creates extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. The organization breeds, raises and trains elite working dogs to meet the needs of people with vision loss and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other disabilities. All services at Southeastern Guide Dogs are provided at no cost to recipients thanks to private donations.
Local Sun City Center resident Sharon Underwood experienced these life-changing services first hand when she received her guide dog, London, in January. “I could not have imagined the program would be what it is,” shares Underwood. “For me, this is a facility that everyone who has issues with their vision, I would hope, would have an opportunity to visit and maybe train with.”
More lives can now be transformed by highly-skilled, working dogs due to the Interfaith Social Action Council’s generosity. The Interfaith Social Action Council awards grants each year to local service organizations needing funds to accomplish specific goals. Southeastern Guide Dogs is pleased to be one of the local groups.
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About Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Our organization operates the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Our experts breed, raise, and train elite working dogs—including guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs—and provide life-changing services for people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges such as vision loss or the loss of a parent in the military. Pursuing our mission since 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs now has over 1,200 dogs under our auspices.
All of our services—which include state-of-the-art research on canine health and development; selective breeding; expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and the most robust alumni support program in North America—are provided at no cost to recipients. We rely 100% on private donations. 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. Learn more at www.GuideDogs.org.