Humans of BluePath: The Armstrong Family, Fosters

As long-time BluePath supporters, the Armstrong family is incredibly passionate about supporting the BluePath mission. They have provided a nurturing, stimulating and loving home to three BluePath dogs in training.

Allison and Richard Armstrong and their children Morgan (19) and Thomas (17) have been fosters for BluePath dogs Miller and Tricia. Miller was released as a pet and Tricia now works as an autism service dog in Queens. The family recently welcomed a new dog into their home, Sherman, who they affectionately call the “Sherm Worm.”

The Armstrongs have always loved animals, with Morgan having an additional affinity for horses. Allison learned about BluePath from a coworker and thought fostering could be a great fit for their family.

Allison enjoys watching their pet Husky interact with the BluePath dogs, remarking that it’s “like the definition of joy.”  She also notes that,  “All of the dogs had these special traits and Sherman is just almost human.”

Morgan fondly remembers how Sherman was glued to her side after her wisdom teeth were removed. “He totally knew I was in pain and would put his head on my chest.”  

Fun Facts:

  • The Armstrongs have a husky named Sylka who loves playing with new friends

  • Morgan studies Family and Consumer Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Thomas is a rising senior at Arlington High School

  • Allison teaches physical education at Crompond School in Yorktown

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