Throughout the past year, our team worked diligently to create lasting change for children with autism and their families.
We moved into our first-ever physical location in Dutchess County, NY. This space offers dedicated training areas for staff, clients, and volunteers.
We whelped the first all-BluePath litter in which both the brood and stud came from our own colony, an important and exciting step towards long term self-sufficiency.
Our service area expanded to cover 32,000 square miles, encompassing New York City, New York State through the Albany area, New Jersey, Connecticut, and parts of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
In our Paws to Learn Program, future service dogs interacted with more than 2,000 individuals in schools, camps, and adult facilities, offering emotional support, assistance with mood regulation, opportunities for social engagement and connectedness, and increased physical activity.
Since our inception in late 2016, 36 service dogs have been placed with children with autism, free of charge. One mom shares:
“Our service dog has made more of a difference in the quality of my son’s day-to-day life than anything else we have been able to give him. It is hard to find the words to express what a meaningful positive impact this has had on our entire family.”
As we look ahead to 2023, we are hopeful, inspired, and profoundly grateful. Thank you for your continued support.