Palmetto, FL – December 15, 2021 – Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Heartwarming stories of love, freedom, independence, and potential are often shared through short films and public service announcements (PSA), and now, these stories have been recognized for excellence at the 45th Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Two human interest stories from Southeastern Guide Dogs’ digital series Dogs of Destiny and one PSA were submitted, and all three received awards.
The winners and categories include:
“The Smooth Crew” – from the Dogs of Destiny
Category: Human Interest – Short Form Content
“Taylor Made for Love” – from the Dogs of Destiny series
Category: Military – Short Form Content
“A Dog, I’m Not”
Category: Public Service Announcement (Single Spot)
Dogs of Destiny was created this year to showcase the incredible stories surrounding the dogs of Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the inspiring people by their sides. The next episode of Dogs of Destiny, titled “What’s One More?” will air this Friday, December 17th at 1pm on Facebook and YouTube.
Every episode of Dogs of Destiny can be seen at www.GuideDogs.org/dogs-of-destiny. Additionally, all Southeastern Guide Dogs PSAs can be viewed at https://www.GuideDogs.org/public-service-announcements-psa-library/
Southeastern Guide Dogs is a donor-funded nonprofit. All services and dogs are provided at no cost to recipients. To learn more about the organization, visit GuideDogs.org.
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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 selective breeding and 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.
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