Welcome to the home page for Guide Dog Users of the Empire State. We hope you enjoy your virtual experience with us. Call us anytime by dialing toll-free: 914-295-0450
Though we are a newly formed group, thanks to our members, we are fortunate to collectively benefit from over 50 years of working and living with guide dogs.
We are a chapter of the American Council of the Blind of New York (http://www.acbny.org/). Geographically diverse, our members meet via teleconference bimonthly as well as in person during the annual New York ACB State convention and conference.
We strive to be a strong voice for all guide dog users living in New York State. We understand the challenges that sometimes happen when traveling with our dogs and we are developing a network of educational information, social support and resources to assist handlers during these instances. Access refusal is not only illegal, it compromises our civil Rights and can impact our ability to independently travel.
The path we walk together is unique and rewarding– with your help, we can become an effective tool and source of support for all guide dog users residing in New York.
Do you want to know more about guide and service dogs? Go here to read the Americans with Disabilities Act revised section on service animals:
Questions about the ADA regulations and how they apply in public? Go here:
FAQ Do you have questions about how a guide dog performs a task. We’ve got the answers.
Testimonials — to read how partnering with a guide dog can enhance the independence for someone who is blind.
Questions or comments? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grateful to April Chiappetta who made our new logo! You can follow April on Instagram at her handle fortheloveof_flowers.
What does making craft beer and supporting guide dogs have in common? Hmm, still thinking? Dog treats, of course.
Thanks to a retired guide dog, his former partner and a puppy raiser, we found a New York based dog treat maker who wants to help us by donating up to 40% of treat sales back to GDUES.
We are naming this first online endeavor the Kaiser Campaign, after the big, gentle Labrador who loves these treats, Kaiser and for all he symbolizes in the spirit of guide dogs
Hungry Hound Beerscuits are made with fresh, human grade ingredients like barley, pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter and baked to a yummy crunch.
Click here to read about this unique and delicious dog treat made by Hungry Hound Beerscuits LLC
In order for Guide Dog Users of the Empire State to receive a donation from an online sale, you must enter the online code GDUES in the form before check out. Please share this fundraiser with everyone you know. Thanks to the folks at Hungry Hound for making this fundraiser possible and visit www.gdues.org to read about how we advocate for and support guide dog teams in New York or to
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