Merry Schoch, Division President
The Florida Association of Guide Dog Users (FLAGDU) is a strong and proud division of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida as well as a division of the > National Association of Guide Dog Users.
Advocacy — for those who experience access denial and other forms of discrimination because of their guide dog
Education — for the public in the best ways to interact with guide dog users and their dogs
Information — for businesses in their rights and responsibilities pertaining to customers using service animals
Knowledge and Mentoring — For those interested in choosing the right guide dog program for their needs and
for those new guide dog handlers looking for encouragement and advice
For sharing all things related to using a guide dog
To learn more, or to become a member, please contact:
Merry Schoch, President
Board of Directors
Officers:Merry Schoch, President
FLAGDU Email List Information
The following is the statement of the purpose of the FLAGDU email list, as well as instructions on how to subscribe.
The purpose of the Florida Association of Guide Dog Users’-FLAGDU list, is to provide a forum for discussion and information to guide dog users and other
interested persons. This list will feature announcements and activities of the Florida Association of Guide Dog Users. Topics related specifically
to this division will include business, fundraising projects, advocacy issues, and planning for our annual meeting which takes place during the Florida
affiliate’s State convention. General topics will include information for those
interested in learning about obtaining and working with a guide dog, guide dog schools, training, care and retirement of a dog, and access and legislative
issues pertaining to guide dog use.
To join the list go to:
or simply send e-mail to
and put the word subscribe in the subject line.