Our Campus

Welcome to the captivating America's VetDogs ten-acre campus located at 371 East Jericho Turnpike/Middle Country Road in Smithtown, NY! This expansive campus serves as the heart of our organization, housing our National Administrative Center, Student Residence Hall, kennels, puppy nursery, and state-of-the-art training facilities. Situated just one hour east of Manhattan, Smithtown provides a tranquil setting for our life-changing programs.

Join us on a virtual tour as we take you through our campus, showcasing the remarkable spaces where our dedicated team and incredible dogs work together to transform lives.  
Through this visual journey, we hope to convey the dedication, passion, and expertise that make our campus a place of transformation and empowerment. Each space plays a crucial role in our mission to provide exceptional guide and service dogs to those in need.

Virtual Tour 

Photo Tour

Lobby of admin building.

Welcome to the Guide Dog Foundation. The lobby is the first stop for most visitors and students. Once inside, you’ll be greeted by one of our volunteer receptionists. 
Lions dining room.
Dining Room

The Lions Club Dining Room is where students on class gather for meals. Our in-house chef prepares three creative meals a day while meeting dietary requirements. Whether students are diabetic, have allergies, need gluten free options, are vegan, vegetarian, etc., each meal is prepared accordingly.

When class is not in session, the room is also used for staff and donor functions.
Student Residence
To make the students’ stay as comfortable as possible, the on-campus Student Residence Hall offers single rooms with private baths and individual climate control; all rooms have private telephone lines
 and an Ethernet connection; there is also free Wi-Fi. All the student residences were renovated in Summer 2023 and outfitted with all new performance bedding by BEDGEAR .
A group of dogs sit in the middle of the main kennel.The Kennel

The Foundation's kennel houses about 100 dogs. It houses the dogs that are in for training as well as the puppies that are in for boarding. Volunteers come in every day of the week to exercise and socialize our dogs.
Snack room.
Snack Room

The Snack Room is a great place for students to relax and unwind after a day of training. It’s also a great place to practice "down and under" techniques learned during the training program. The different seating options – from booths to stools - are representative of what our students and guide dogs will encounter in their daily travels.
McGrath Ceremony Square

The square and gazebo during a spring day Found between the National Administration Center and the Breeding and Development Center, McGrath Ceremony Square offers a shaded area under the grand gazebo along that has several rocking chairs for students to relax when taking a break during class. This area of the campus also includes the Noble Animal Friend Walk of Honor area, in which donors can recognize a special animal friend.  
Image of Celebration Square
Celebration Square

The center of the Foundation's campus, Celebration Square, provides an excellent resource for training opportunities. The one-acre square features simulated street intersections with various styled curbs and wheelchair-accessible ramps. There are areas with varied surfaces including grates and sidewalk doors, similar to ones found on city streets. The back lawn features an obstacle course with ground and height obstacles and a practice staircases, with open and closed risers.
Covered break area.
Covered Break Area

One of the key features of the covered break area is the roof, which provides essential shade during the warm months. This helps to keep both the students and their service dogs comfortable and protected from the heat while they take much-needed breaks from their training sessions. During the cold months, the heated concrete flooring in the break area ensures that the space remains warm and prevents freezing. The sidewalks within the break area serve as excellent training practice for working with dogs at curbed areas.

A little of newborn pups lay by their mother.Puppy Nursery

Don't miss the puppy nursery, a heartwarming space where our adorable puppies spend their first weeks of life. Under the care of our dedicated staff, these little bundles of joy receive the love and attention they need to develop into future service dogs.