We extend our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support of the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs.

Your dedication and generosity, alongside the tireless efforts of our cherished volunteers and donors, continuously propel us towards fulfilling our mission of enhancing the lives of individuals who are blind, have low vision, or living with disabilities beyond blindness.

In recognition of your invaluable contributions, we cordially invite you and your loved ones to join us at our Smithtown, NY campus for our annual Recognition Day. This special event is dedicated to celebrating you, your family, and our remarkable dogs.

Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to explore our training center through guided tours and celebrate our most recent class of guide dog graduates. There will also be delightful activities tailored for the enjoyment of the children.

With heartfelt appreciation, we express our sincere thanks for your steadfast support and boundless enthusiasm. We eagerly anticipate your presence at this joyous occasion.

Warm regards,

John Miller
President and Chief Executive Officer


Parking Shuttles Begin:

10:30 a.m.

Registration & Lunch Begins:

11:00 a.m.   

Activities Include:

  • Guide Dog Celebration Saturday
  • Training Center Self-Guided Tour
  • Community Vendor Tents
  • Children's Activities
  • GDF/AVD Logo Merchandise Tent

Parking Information

There is no parking on campus, but we offer shuttles to both offsite lots. Please carpool if possible and park behind the Smithtown Senior Citizen Center (420 Middle Country Road, 1/8 mile east of the campus) first. When that lot is full, please park at 500 Middle Country Road, at Islandaire. Shuttles start at 9 a.m. for the Lions and 10:30 a.m. for the volunteers. The last shuttles leave campus at 2:15 p.m.  

Please do not park on Fifty Acre Road South. This is the street between the Training Center and the Administration Building. There will be parking on site for people with disabilities. Please be sure to show your parking placard.

There will be parking on site for people with disabilities. Please be sure to show your parking placard.

Map of parking to Senior Center


Please RSVP by May 22, 2024 only if you can attend - CLICK HERE TO RSVP 

 Please email Jennifer.Friedman@GuideDog.org with questions.

Please note: Only active program dogs are allowed.

No personal pets, please.

When touring the Training Center kennel, only graduates (working guide and service dogs may enter).  

*If it is a warm day, older dogs or young puppies might not be able to cope with the crowds and heat.