Pip is a small, animated puppy with a huge dream: to become a guide dog.
Just like the real superheroes that Southeastern Guide Dogs breeds and trains to transform lives, Pip saves the day, every day, for people with vision loss and veterans with disabilities.
A four-minute animated film, Pip was made possible through the generosity of donors Gary and Melody Johnson of Tampa.
Expertly animated by Studio Kimchi of Barcelona, Spain, Pip promotes the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs in a new, creative way that is resonating with tens of millions of viewers who say it makes them laugh and cry.
Our Pip is the perfect puppy for underdogs everywhere.
Some of the viewer comments include:
- "You made my cry at work!"
- "Truly breathtaking. I've watched this twice in a row and I rarely do that. Well done, guys. Amazing job."
- "Love it! Great project! Uplifting storyline combined with some very talented artists really has impact! Bravo!"
There is also a real, live Pip puppy who was born on the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus in September. This furry, sweet Goldador has started her adventure towards becoming a dog who transforms someone's life, and is currently living and learning about the world with her volunteer puppy raiser. In about two years, Pip will return to our campus and be paired with a handler who needs her to live with independence, freedom and dignity.
Be sure to watch the animated antics of Pip and follow Pip the puppy at www.guidedogs.org/pip
About Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. The organization employs some of the most talented and innovative scientists and trainers in the working-dog industry and operates the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Our experts train guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs for people with visual impairments, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges such as vision loss or loss of a parent in the military.
All of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services—which include selective breeding and expert dog training and conditioning; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime alumni support—are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100 percent on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: The International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. Learn more at www.GuideDogs.org.