Pups raised as guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for veterans with disabilities, PTSD

When Sunshine wears her blue jacket, she’s on the job as a Southeastern Guide Dogs puppy-in-training.

Even if she’s just sitting quietly while her “puppy raiser,” Nancy Whittemore, is working at her volunteer job as Daystar Life Center’s pantry manager, she’s at work.

At 18 months old, she will return to the SEGD school campus in Palmetto for further training, with the goal of becoming a guide dog for people with vision loss or a service dog for a veteran with disabilities, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Photo Credit: Matthew Beck