Every year, the Guide Dog Foundation hosts several 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.

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Foundation Hosted Events

Dogs on the Catwalk - October, 19, 2017 - Bethpage, NY

The Guide Dog Foundation is excited to announce the Dogs on the Catwalk Fashion Show in partnership with ‘Master Pet Couturier’ Anthony Rubio.  This special event, being held at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park, home of Bethpage Black PGA Golf Course, is one you don't want to miss.  The show will spotlight canine couture designs from Anthony Rubio’s fall collection, modeled by Mr. Rubio’s dogs along with dogs from the Foundation guide and service dog programs. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Guide Dog Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs. Register today!

Community Fundraising Events


November 12, 2017 – A Novel Romance, Fashion Doll Luncheon - Woodbridge, NJ

MetroDolls is hosting this fundraiser with proceeds for the Guide Dog Foundation. The lunch includes Metrodolls exclusive 16” Outlander doll by Tonner Doll Company, a “novel” outfit and other goodies from MetroDolls and more! The lunch cost is $250. Checks can be mailed to MetroDolls c/o B. Marsee, 74 Donaldson Avenue, Rutherford, NY 07070. To learn more visit Metrodolls.blogspot.com.


December, 2, 2017 - The Order of St. John of Jerusalem Holiday Gala – New York, NY

This special event is a holiday gala dinner hosted by The Order of St. John in Manhattan on Saturday December 2 at 7 p.m. This black tie affair will be held at the exclusive Metropolitan Club. There will be cocktails, a silent and live auction, dinner and dancing. All proceeds will come back to benefit both the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs. For more information, please email Dame Claire Burke, or call 212-534-2676.

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