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For story opportunities, or media questions, please contact Chief Marketing Officer Mike Rosen 516-647-1348 OR Marketing Associate, Jamie Shrewsbury at 304-839-2551.


Nylabone Donates One Year’s Worth of Chew Toys

Posted on 4/28/2022
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs are excited to announce a partnership with Nylabone, who donated more than 900 chew toys for future service and guide dogs training to assist individuals with disabilities. The donation was made through

Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Promotes Allison Storck

Posted on 4/28/2022
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs is pleased to announce the promotion of Allison Storck to Director of Public Relations and Marketing.

Teresa Fitzpatrick Elected to Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Board

Posted on 2/3/2022
Teresa Fitzpatrick Elected to America’s VetDogs and Guide Dog Foundation Board FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (February 3, 2022) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the electio

Lachelle Smith Elected to Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Board

Posted on 2/3/2022
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elects New Board Member FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (February 3, 2022) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Lachell

Third New York Islanders’ Puppy With a Purpose® Will Be Named “Monte”

Posted on 10/20/2021
Islanders Fans Votes Are In, The Third New York Islanders’ Puppy With a Purpose® Will Be Named “Monte” New York Islanders partner with Guide Dog Foundation to raise and train Monte Smithtown, NY. – The Guide Dog Foundation, a New York based-non-

Training Center Renovation Ribbon Cutting

Posted on 8/19/2021
Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs Celebrate Renovated Training Center With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Newly Renovated Training Center Updated To Increase Training & Meet Demand of Service Dogs For Veterans & First Responders With Disabilities

Fireworks Safety Tips

Posted on 7/6/2021
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Prepares Pet Owners With Firework Pet Safety Tips While Out Celebrating, Set Your Pet Up For Success During Firework Celebrations WHAT: As Independence Day celebrations begin by breaking out the grills,

Guide Dog Foundation Celebrates 75 Years

Posted on 2/1/2021
Guide Dog Foundation Celebrate 75 Years Placing Guide Dog with Individuals Who are Blind or Visually Impaired Guide dog school carries on mission of providing life-changing guide dogs free of charge Smithtown, NY (February 1, 2021) – The Guide Do

Andrea McCarren Joins GDF and AVD Board of Directors

Posted on 12/15/2020
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elects New Board Member FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (December 15, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Andrea

GDF Earns 4-Stars from Charity Navigator

Posted on 12/2/2020
Guide Dog Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (SMITHTOWN, NY, DECEMBER 3, 2020) - The Guide Dog Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Ch

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