How it all began:
My daughter Allison was in high school when she asked me if she could raise a puppy. We raised three together until Allison started college and I raised another pup myself. Then I heard about BluePath and that’s how Sammy and Hopper came into my life.
Favorite part of puppy raising:
I have too many favorite parts of puppy raising. I love watching them go from these innocent little puppies to dogs who are very responsible, know their commands, and are impressive to everybody around because they are so well behaved. I love going out in public with them and seeing how they can make you so proud.
Favorite memory with BluePath:
Caroline came to visit during Christmas time. Frederick was all lit up and there were carolers and a canal with little boats in it. It was Caroline’s first time seeing Sammy. We went out to a restaurant and he was perfect. I wanted him to impress her and it was such a beautiful, perfect outing.
What does being involved with BluePath mean to you?
It’s the best way I know of to give back and pay it forward from your heart. Everyone at BluePath is wonderful and so easy to work with.
Kristy lives in Frederick, Maryland and has worked as a personal trainer since 2002.
Kristy has raised two autism service dogs – Kelso and Rafael.