Puppies With A Purpose

About the Sponsor: Lakewood Ranch Puppy Raisers

Southeastern Guide Dogs puppy raisers welcome 10-week-old puppies into their homes, teaching house manners and basic obedience while providing different exposures. Puppies return to campus around 14 – 18 months for formal training.

About the Artist: Elizabeth Johnson

A professional artist for over 40 years, Elizabeth Johnson honed skills learned in workshops to create whimsical portraits of fantasy characters in oils and pastels. Her paintings reflect her love of flowers, plants and portraits. Behind each face is a story.

Description of Sculpture: 

Portraits of a breeder, ambassadors and working guide dogs ring the base and a Gold Star dog is on the cape, representing the sponsor, Lakewood Ranch Puppy Raisers.