Endless Story Opportunities

If you're a member of the media in search of a good story, you've come to the right place.  The Guide Dog Foundation has amazing stories to tell, and limitless ways to tell them.  Whether you're looking for an uplifting tale with a happy ending, a compelling angle for a story about the transformational power of an assistance dog, an inspiring tale of a person with a disability, or a professional expert to give opinions and advice on everything from veterinary care to planned giving, we're happy to be your resource.

For 70 years, the Guide Dog Foundation has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to people who are blind, have low vision, or who have other special needs. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to serve people with disabilities. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but the Guide Dog Foundation provides its services completely free of charge to the individual.  

For story opportunities, or media questions, please contact Public Relations Specialist, Allison Storck at 631-334-2615.


VetDogs Graduate and Board Member Competes In World Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji

Posted on 8/12/2020
America’s VetDogs Graduate and Board Member U.S. Army Veteran Gretchen Evans Competes In Amazon Prime Video’s World Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji Eco-Challenge SMITHTOWN, NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – America’s VetDogs is proud to announce U.S.

Pamela Tate Elected to Serve on Executive Committee 2020

Posted on 7/21/2020
Pamela Tate Elected to Serve on Executive Committee Smithtown, N.Y. (July 21, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Pamela Tate of Chicago, IL, to serve on the execut

Joe Campolo Elected to Board Executive Committee

Posted on 7/17/2020
Board Member Joe Campolo Elected to Executive Committee Smithtown, N.Y. (July 17, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Joe Campolo of Stony Brook, NY, to serve on th

Bob Madden Elected as As Vice Chair of Military & Veteran Relationships

Posted on 7/15/2020
Bob Madden Elected As Vice Chair of Military & Veteran Relationships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (July 15, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Robert M

Guide Dog Foundation & America's VetDogs Celebrate International Guide Dog Day 2020

Posted on 4/29/2020
International Guide Dog Day – April 29 2020 April 29, 2020 - The International Guide Dogs Federation (IGDF), along with the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs call for worldwide support for its community to help them to continue to provide

Charlie Bonomo Elected to Board of Directors 2020

Posted on 1/13/2020
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Member FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (January 13, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Charles

Jennifer Gisler Named Chief Growth Officer

Posted on 1/9/2020
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Names Jennifer Gisler as Chief Growth Officer January 9, 2020 [Smithtown, New York]: The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, announced the appointment of Jennifer Gisler

Sunny Welcome at Viscardi School

Posted on 9/23/2019
HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL WELCOMES FACILITY DOG TO ITS CAMPUS The Henry Viscardi School’s Welcomes Long Island’s First School Facility Dog from The Guide Dog Foundation The Guide Dog Foundation and The Viscardi Center invites you to join in welcomin

Joe Campolo Esq. Elected to Board of Directors

Posted on 7/8/2019
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elects Joe Campolo Esq. to Board of Directors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (July 8, 2019) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the e

New Board Members Elected 2019

Posted on 4/15/2019
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Members Smithtown, N.Y. (April 15, 2019) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs are pleased to announce the election of four new board members. The boar

GDF and AVD Elect New Board Members - April 2019

Posted on 4/15/2019
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Members Smithtown, N.Y. (April 15, 2019) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs are pleased to announce the election of four new board members. The boar

GuideStar Platinum Seal 2019

Posted on 3/18/2019
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency Platinum Seal Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results For Immediate Release - March 20, 2019: The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organizat

GDF & AVD Elect New Board Members 2019

Posted on 2/11/2019
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Members Smithtown, N.Y. (February 11, 2019) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs are pleased to announce the election of four new board members. The b

Guide Dog Foundation Hosts Catwalk Canine Fashion Show 2018

Posted on 9/26/2018
Guide Dog Foundation and Pet Couturier Anthony Rubio Partner For “Dogs on the Catwalk” Canine Fashion Show Future Guide Dog Puppies & Dogs Will Strut Their Stuff on The Runway to Help Raise Funds for the Guide Dog Foundation

Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs Reaches GuideStar Platinum

Posted on 9/25/2018
Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs Reaches GuideStar Platinum Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results

Islanders to Partner with Guide Dog Foundation

Posted on 8/28/2018
Islanders to Partner with Guide Dog Foundation Islanders Players to Select Puppy to start Guide Dog Training

New Board Members Elected 2018

Posted on 7/18/2018
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Members Smithtown, N.Y. (June 25, 2018) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of four new board members. The boa

TODAY & NBC Welcome New Puppies with a Purpose 2018

Posted on 4/24/2018
‘TODAY’ WELCOMES NEW ‘PUPPY WITH A PURPOSE’ TODAY Teams Up With Guide Dog Foundation to Help Raise a Guide Dog for Someone Who is Blind or Visually Impaired

John Miller Named New President and CEO

Posted on 2/5/2018
The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs today announced the appointment of John Miller as president and chief executive officer effective March 12, 2018.

New Board Members Announced 2017

Posted on 7/20/2017
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Members Smithtown, N.Y. (July 20, 2017) – The Guide Dog Foundation (www.GuideDog.org) and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs (www.VetDogs.org), are pleased to announce the electi