Special Events 

In addition, we are fortunate that many supporters, including individuals and civic and charitable organizations host special events for our benefit in which we receive a portion of the proceeds.  For more information about attending an event, being an event sponsor, or hosting an event to benefit the Foundation, please contact our Development Department at 631-930-9050 or e-mail info@guidedog.org.

Learn more about hosting a fundraiser of your own by clicking here.

Foundation Hosted Events

75th Anniversary Virtual Run & Dog Walk - April 24 - May 9, 2021

Join us for the 75th Anniversary Guide Dog Foundation Virtual Run & Dog Walk to be held from April 24, 2021 through May 9, 2021.  We're going virtual with this event to ensure the health and safety of the participants. Despite everything that’s going on with the global pandemic, we remain 100% focused on meeting our mission to train and place our highly-trained guide dogs for our community.

Community Fundraising Events


17th Annual Walk for a Guide Dog

Join the Patchogue Lioness Lions Foundation on Sunday, May 23rd for a two-mile walk in support of their effort and desire to sponsor their 30th Guide Dog Foundation puppy. Various sponsorship levels are are available and range from $50 to $1,000. Please make checks Payable to the Patchogue Lioness Lions Foundation, P. 0. Box 1401, Patchogue. Walk sheets can be returned to The Colony Shop, 31 E. Main St., Patchogue. T-Shirts will be available for pickup May 20-22 at The Colony Shop. For further information, please call Lion Louise at 516-647-5453 or Lion Lari at 631-475-0070.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Laffey International is pleased to announce a new relationship with the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs or 2019. 

For all supporters, employees and volunteers of The Guide Dog Foundation and/or America’s VetDogs  who select BHHS Laffey International for their real estate needs, BHHS Laffey International will donate 20 percent of any real estate transaction commission, whether you buy, sell or rent, to the Guide Dog Foundation or America’s VetDogs. 

For more information please contact BHHS Laffey International Licensed RE Salesperson, Guide Dog Foundation Volunteer and Puppy Raiser Jimmy Tubbs at 516-384-0832.

Third Party Fundraising

Last fiscal year, the following individuals, service clubs, and corporations have hosted fundraisers raising $10,000 or more on behalf of the Guide Dog Foundation.  We are grateful for their efforts to support people with disabilities.

M&C Puppy Raising Adventures