4210 E 77th St., Palmetto, FL 34221
More in this neighborhood: Bradenton
The Palmetto-based organization breeds, trains and provides guide dogs to visually impaired individuals at no cost to the recipient. The organization also offers the chance to foster potential guide dogs and to volunteer to help at the facility. But perhaps one of the most popular things the guide dog facility is known for is its hugging hours. To help the dogs learn how to better interact and socialize with people, visitors are encouraged to visit from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Want to see what you might find there? Watch this live puppycam!
And you can read about Berkeley's adventures with his handler if you want to know what's it like to train one of these service stalwarts.