Recently I attended Puppy Raising Day & Graduation where I got to meet 2 recent graduates with their new guide dogs. Dogs that were raised by fellow raisers in North Carolina. These new graduates are able to receive their awesome fully trained guide dogs due to the generousity of people like you. People who donate to Southeastern Guide Dogs to cover the expenses of breeding, caring, training, and providing ongoing support to all the dogs they place. Puppy Raisers give of their time, love, and resources to raise a puppy. They have the puppy in their home from 12 to 16 months and then return it to campus where the dog begins it's formal training. Not all puppies will become guide dogs, some will transfer majors. They might become Veteran Service Dogs helping a veteran get back into life again, they might become Police or Arson Dogs, some are chosen as breeders, and some go to help fill in a gap left by the loss of a loved on in action.
In February I returned Magic to campus. I have done my best to help her succeed in her chosen career. I hope someday someone someplace will be able to say, "It just takes a little bit of Magic to get me where I want to go." She is one sweet puppy and I loved my time with her.
Southeastern Guide Dogs relies 100% on private donations, they receive no government funding, and they don't charge their students a dime for their services, The Walk a thons are their biggest fundraiser of the year.
Please join me in supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs in their mission to raise and train these puppies, and provide such a priceless service to the visually impaired. I've set an ambitious Walkathon fundraising goal, and your help means a lot to me – and to the students whose lives are changed forever because of these incredible dogs. Thank you for your help. Your donations make it possible for these puppies to stay healthy and grow into career dogs of the highest caliber!