Pooches strut their stuff at ‘Dogs on the Catwalk’ fashion show in partnership with ‘Master Pet Couterier’ Anthony Rubio

Smithtown, NY – July 3, 2017 - The Guide Dog Foundation, a Long Island-based non-profit that provides guide and service dogs free of charge to people who were blind or visually impaired, is excited to announce the Dogs on the Catwalk fashion show (DogCouture.GuideDog.org) in partnership with ‘Master Pet Couterier’ Anthony Rubio.  Dogs on a Catwalk is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park, home of Bethpage Black PGA Golf Course. 

dogs on the catwalk event logoRubio, an internationally celebrated designer creates pet couture that is considered collectible art inspired by anything from movies to fairy tales, and by the best women’s wear couturiers of Europe.

“This event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of Anthony and our sponsors,” says Katherine Fritz, Director of Development for the Guide Dog Foundation. “With this fashion show, we embrace Anthony’s designs as a celebration of individuality and connection between dogs and their owners, something the Foundation supports in our mission of helping people who are blind or visually impaired reach a higher level of independence.”

The ticketed event will spotlight couture canine 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.

In addition to the fashion show, event guests will be treated to a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour, dinner, and a Guide Dog Foundation program graduate who will speak about their increased independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship with their new guide dog.

Sponsorships are available; organizations and individuals interested in sponsorships should contact Guide Dog Foundation Community Fundraising/Events Manager Jaime McGrade at Jaime@GuideDog.org for available packages and prices.

For more information on the Dogs on the Catwalk Fashion Show, including sponsorships and how to purchase tickets, visit DogCouture.GuideDog.org
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