Long Island businesses are invited to improve their canine public-relations status by participating in the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind's "Name a Pup" Challenge.
“How about commemorating a business, school, or service organization?,” the Smithtown-based foundation asks.
The group is is looking for a few more (actually about 50 more) businesses, individuals or organizations willing to raise the $6,000 needed to provide a trained guide dog to someone who is blind, visually impaired or has another disability.
The foundation’s fiscal year ends in June, and it had hoped to get 100 puppy sponsors – yet it has only about half that amount now.
“For their gift, sponsors choose the name of a puppy and help start a new chapter in the life of someone with disabilities.”
To learn more about the Name a Pup challenge visit the Guide Dog Foundation's website or Facebook page.