Kaiser Campaign

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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New Guide Dog Users Group Joins American Council of the Blind of New York

For Immediate Release

Contact Lori Scharff, President, American Council of the Blind of New York, Inc. 516-695-6370 lorischarff@gmail.com


Annie Chiappetta, President, Guide Dog Users of the Empire State,  914-393-6605



New Guide Dog Users Group Joins American Council of the Blind of New York

Malverne, NY — February 23, 2016, a new chapter of the ACB of New York was granted  a charter.  Guide Dog Users of the Empire State (GDUES) numbering twenty three members, becomes the ninth regional special interest chapter of the American Council of the Blind of New York. GDUES is the first guide dog user’s chapter in New York  to be chartered since another group separated from the State affiliate many years ago.

“This is an exciting time for us. GDUES will fill a much needed voice at the State level,” says Annie Chiappetta, the chapter president.


Chiappetta hopes the new chapter can work on recent imposter service dog issues and legislation and become a support for guide dog users throughout the State.   Guide dog users often face access issues and other barriers despite Federal laws protecting them from such discrimination.


Chiappetta says that a website will be launched in late April and the group’s Facebook page is already active.


To find out more about the American Council of the Blind of New York, go to: www.acbny.org


To view the GDUES Facebook page, click here!