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Area Coordinator for Southeastern Guide Dogs and puppy raiser Shay Doerner with 6-month-old Rocky.
Sarasota Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 4 years ago

VIDEO: Southeastern Guide Dogs graduate

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by: Amanda Morales Staff Writer

Nine handlers graduated with a new best friend and a newfound freedom Thursday, Jan. 29. Southeastern Guide Dogs hosted its 232nd graduation at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for friends and family members to support graduates who completed almost a month of training with their new guide dogs.

One graduate, Ginny Eichholz, is ready to move on to a life with new opportunities with her guide dog, Sotheby.

“This is an emotional day for most of the students because it’s a day that we gain freedom that we never had before to travel with our dogs,” Eichholz said.

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