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Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
October 3, 2012

I am a "puppy socializer' for Southeastern Guide Dogs. I really question who benefits more, the pups or me. Think about what it means to work with a litter of pups from 6 weeks until they are placed with a loving family. I've been with them from "all I want to do is flop" to "lets move out". I'm now in the process of working with Southeastern Guide Dogs to become an Ambassador. This is an opportunity unique to my needs and clearly demonstrates the flexibility of Southeastern Guide Dogs. . I also spend time at the VA-Bay Pines with a friend and his therapy dog-Starr. Given a one organization choice, as they say on TV in this area, "I'm going to the dogs".

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Note above

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Southeastern Guide Dogs is under continuous self review. Changes have been introduces to the Puppy Socialzation program within the last month. Inputs re. these changes will come from all involved from socializers to management. Change flow recomendations have been smooth and well rec'd both lateral and vertical.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

With changes recently made too soon to tell.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Significant: application of my "dog patience" to people. I introduced a Rotary friend to Southeastern Guide Dogs and he is now a puppy socialzer on my shift. Southeastern Guide Dogs/Paws for Patriots will address my Rotary Club again in Nov.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

In a word: Satisfied!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Puppy socialize,etc. -note comments above.