Care and Travel Tips

The Guide Dog Foundation has compiled the following list of resources in an effort to provide helpful and useful information to our community about assistance dog etiquette, care and travel tips as well as other information about canine care.  If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact our Consumer Service team at 631-930-9070 or via email at

Canine Care Tips

Each season poses different potential hazards to your assistance dog or family pet.  Exposure to these seasonal hazards can be preventable with some thoughtful planning.  Click on the buttons below to learn more.

Grooming Tips

Grooming is much more than a cosmetic chore. The American Kennel Club notes that a failure to groom dogs can cause pain and irreversible damage. Because guide and service dogs accompany their owners everywhere - including work, public transport, and busy city walks, specific areas need to be taken care of. 

Air Travel

Airlines are required to allow service animals traveling with individuals with a disability to sit with them in the cabin of the airplane. Learn more about travelling with your service dog.

Assistance Dog Etiquette

Guide dogs are the guiding eyes for people who are blind or visually impaired, and they are specially bred and trained for this most important job.

Dog Emergency 

If you experience a medical emergency with your dog, or if your dog escapes from your property and you cannot locate it, please follow these procedures.