A little over a year ago, Lola and I welcomed Josie into our home. And last month she delivered her first litter of 8 healthy pups, 5 male, 3 female, who are embarking on their guide dog journey this week as they enter Kindergarten! Over the last 7 weeks, we've watched them grow from tiny blind infants into boisterous puppies, alongside 100 of their cousins in the Southeastern nursery. We've gotten to know the 9 staff members and numerous volunteers who care for Josie and her pups 24-7, through the holidays, making sure eveyone is healthy and happy.
The puppies are adorable, but to witness these amazing dogs in training is nothing short of miraculous. Their training strted at birth, before their eyes even opened, with sensory therapy. Thanks to the intelligence and fine training of these dogs, people with vision loss and veterans with disabilities find the freedom, confidence, and independence they need.
Southeastern Guide Dogs relies 100% on private donations, receives no government funding, and doesn't charge students and veterans for their services. Your donation makes it possible for these puppies to stay healthy and grow into dogs of the highest caliber. These dogs really do make a difference and you can, too. Join me in supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs in its mission to raise and train these puppies and provide such a priceless service. Thank you for your help!
P.S. Help break a World Record! At this year's Walkathon, Southeastern Guide Dogs will attempt to break an existing World Records title for the largest gathering of dogs wearing bandanas at a single event. We need you! All you have to do is show up with your dog(s), and they will supply the bandanas. Bring your friends and their dogs and help us break a world record!