Sponsoring the Dogs on the Catwalk Fashion Show
Harmony Home Concierge is excited to sponsor The Guide Dog Foundation’s Dogs on the Catwalk Fashion Show, featuring ‘Master Pet Couturier’ Anthony Rubio. Dogs on a Catwalk is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Heritage Club at Bethpage, home of the legendary Bethpage Black PGA Golf Course.
Rubio, 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. The ticketed event will spotlight couture canine designs from Rubio’s fall collection, modeled by his 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. Invitation will be available in August.
About the Guide Dog Foundation
The Guide Dog Foundation was established in 1946 with the mission of improving quality of life by providing free guide dogs and free training for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs. In 2003, a special program, America’s VetDogs, was incorporated and focused on giving our brave veterans who returned from service easy access to guide dogs to help improve their daily lives.
In 2009, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind became the first assistance dog school in the United States to be certified by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.
Accreditation reinforces the organization’s reputation in the assistance dog movement by showing that we consistently follow the highest standards for the humane and ethical treatment of dogs. They maintain educational benchmarks for trainers and apprentices, and put procedures in place for consumers during the application and acceptance process, including a way for them to address any grievances.
Today, The Guide Dog Foundation maintains its training campus in Smithtown on the original property, which is about 40 miles east of New York City. It is easily accessible through all modes of transportation. The campus consists of administrative offices, student residences, state-of-the-art kennel and a puppy nursery. The eight-acre site also includes an obstacle course and a Japanese garden for our students’ enjoyment.
For more information regarding The Guide Dog Foundation, please contact Peggy O’Connor, Community Relationship Manager, at 516.686.1837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guide Dog Foundation relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations who support the work they do. Your contributions are tremendously valuable to the program. To donate click here. Your generous, tax-deductible donation helps The Guide Dog Foundation train and provide specialized assistance dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired at no charge to them.