I began working at the Barpal Veterinary Center at Southeastern Guide Dogs a month after moving from New Jersey. I spent 10 years in the field of caring for family pets and had a lot to learn about what goes into making a world class working dog. I've had the great opportunity to get to know many of our puppy raisers, breeder hosts, graduates, donors, volunteers and coworkers and they each show me a little bit more of what makes SEGD so special.
SEGD touches so many lives and it is near impossible to have a bad day at work when you stop and remember the mission. The cute puppies and fabulous dogs don't hurt either! Southeastern Guide Dogs relies 100% on private donations, receives no government funding, and doesn't charge their students a dime for their services. That's why I've decided to participate in the 2018 Bradenton Walkathon.
Won't you 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 and our Veterans? 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!