Corporate Social Responsibility Project

Corporate Social Responsibility Project: Paws For Patriots™

Paws for PatriotsWhat is Paws For Patriots™?

Founded in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs employs the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs. They serve more than 400 graduates across the U.S. and continue to place more than 100 dogs each year into careers benefiting veterans and people with visual impairments.

Paws for Patriots

All services are provided free of charge and receive no government funding.

As program of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Paws for Patriots™ serves active duty soldiers and retired servicemen and women with the respect and dignity they deserve, offering a range of programs that help serve and support our veterans including:

Guide Dogs

Pairs highly trained guide dogs with visually impaired veterans. Veterans live and learn on campus, then receive lifetime follow-up and support.

Service Dogs

Trains and places exceptional dogs into careers benefiting veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress.

Emotional Support Dogs

Provides well-behaved dogs to veterans for companionship and emotional support in the home.

Facility Therapy Dogs

Places therapy dogs into military hospitals to spread cheer and encouragement and help wounded warriors heal.

How Can MPI SEC 2015 Attendees Help Support Paws for Patriots?

Paws For Patriots

Veterans are never charged money to take home a guide, service, or emotional support dog. With our support, we can help Southeastern Guide Dogs continue to match some of the nation’s finest guide dogs with veterans whose lives are changed forever after they leave the SEGD school.

Help Us Name A Puppy!

With a gift of $5,000, our group will have the opportunity to name one of these wonderful puppies. Will you help us reach our goal to name a puppy? If every MPI SEC 2015 attendee donates at least $15. We can make our goal! Donate securely online now via PayPal by clicking the Donate button below.

Name Our Puppy Contest

When MPI | SEC 2015 raises $5,000 for Paws for Patriots, our group can name a puppy!  Help us decide in advance what our name will be when we raise the needed amount.  Submit your suggestion in the form below, and the person who suggests the puppy name we select will win a fabulous prize!

Name Our Puppy Contest Guidelines

  1. You are encouraged to donate to Paws for Patriots prior to submitting your puppy name suggestion.
  2. Puppy name suggestions will be accepted through August 21, 2015.
  3. A distinguished panel of judges will select the grand prize winner from all name submissions.  In the event of a tie/multiple submissions of the same, winning puppy name, the names of attendees who submitted that puppy name will selected through a drawing.
  4. Decision of the judges is final.

Help Us Name Our Puppy!

  • Help us reach our $5,000 goal, so we can name our puppy! Before submitting your suggestion for the MPI | SEC 2015 Puppy, please make sure to Donate to Paws for Patriots. Click the Donate now link.