Dogs for Dignity

December 2008
PN;Dec2008, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p73
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the facility of nonprofit Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Florida. It notes that the 23-acre privately funded campus features a park-like setting, three kennels, and a Freedom Walk with nearly 1.5 miles of paved walkways. The facility also includes obstacle course for guide-dog training and a student room that accommodates students with multiple disabilities. Southeastern Guide Dogs also operates its own breeding colony of more than 150 animals.


Related Articles

  • Human Partners. McDaniel, Melissa // Guide Dogs (1-59716-013-X);2005, p18 

    The article presents information on the human partners of guide dogs. A blind person who gets a guide dog lives at the dog school for about a month to be trained. Ways of giving commands are learned by each blind person and practices for a few days on a trainer pretending to be a dog. The dog...

  • History of Guide Dog Use by Veterans. Ostermeier, Mark // Military Medicine;Aug2010, Vol. 175 Issue 8, p587 

    The first guide dog school was established in Germany during World War 1 to care for German soldiers blinded in that war. Other schools in Germany followed. Observation by an American at one of the schools led to the creation of the first guide dog school in the United States in 1929, "The...

  • GUIDING LIGHTS. McDonald, Megan // Sarasota Magazine;Mar2009, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p52 

    The article provides information on the services offered by Southeastern Guide Dogs for visually impaired people. It explores the story of Tom Lemos, a 38-year old visually impaired student at Southeastern Guide Dogs and his guide dog, Taylor, a two-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix. Lemos...

  • Leader Dogs unlocks new source for puppy training: Prison inmates. Welch, Sherri // Crain's Detroit Business;12/1/2014, Vol. 30 Issue 48, p0012 

    The article discusses the success of nonprofit group Leader Dogs for the Blind's Prison Puppies Initiative in Michigan which tap model inmates to help raise puppies to become guide dogs. Topics covered include success rate of the inmates, impact on the relationship between inmates and correction...

  • K9 Buddies. Ritter, Joanne // Exceptional Parent;May2007, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p32 

    The article focuses on K9 Buddies, skilled mobility dogs from a nonprofit organization called Guide Dogs for the Blind. It notes that exceptional dogs that have been bred and socialized are paired with blind or visually impaired children. It adds that the K9 Buddy Program makes use of dogs that...

  • Guide Dogs: Mobility Tool and Social Bridge To the Sighted World. Warnath, Charles; Seyfarth, Glenda J. // Journal of Rehabilitation;Apr-Jun82, Vol. 48 Issue 2 

    Focuses on the training of guide dogs in San Raphael guide dog school in California. Usefulness in facilitating the mobility of the visually impaired; Duration of the program in the school; Use of three types of dogs; Insights on the assets and liabilities of guide dog ownership.

  • Puppies with a purpose. Wilsdon, Christina; Winter, Steve // National Geographic World;Mar97, Issue 259, p30 

    Features the Seeing Eye Puppy-Raising Program/4-H Project in the United States that places future guide dogs with volunteer puppy raisers who start preparing the puppies for the job ahead. Mary Carroll Smith's experience in raising the guide dog named Julie.

  • guide dog.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p992 

    A definition of the term "guide dog," which refers to a dog trained to assist blind or partially sighted persons with mobility, is presented.

  • The Case for Providing Orientation and Mobility Instruction While Using a Dog Guide. Breslauer, Bruce E. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Jan2010, Vol. 104 Issue 1, p5 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of teaching orientation and mobility instruction while travelling with his guide dog.

  • Foundation degree for Guide Dogs staff.  // People Management;1/13/2011, p8 

    The article announces that the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association will start enrolling participants on its Foundation Degree for Canine Assistance in January 2011.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics