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BluePath receives grant from Dake Foundation for Children

The Dake Foundation for Children is dedicated to providing children with disabilities access to equipment and services that will give them more opportunities for participation within their families, communities, and with their peers. The Foundation believes that removing obstacles from these fundamental childhood experiences, ones that every child deserves, helps to maximize the positive impacts […]

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BluePath Service Dogs Announces Promotion of Co-Founder Michelle Brier to CEO

The BluePath Service Dogs Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of its co-founder, Michelle Brier, to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 1st. Michelle co-founded BluePath Service Dogs with Dr. Jody Sandler and Caroline McCabe-Sandler in 2016 to provide autism service dogs that offer safety, companionship, and independence. Under

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Boehringer Ingelheim Safeguards BluePath dogs

BluePath is grateful to receive a donation of Heartgard Plus®, NexGard®, and NexGard Plus® from Boehringer Ingelheim, which will help ensure the safety of our service dogs in training by protecting them from heartworm disease, fleas, ticks, and mites. We deeply appreciate their ongoing support of our mission. Visit their website to learn more. Boehringer Ingelheim

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Stewart’s Holiday Match Program Supports BluePath

In 1986, Stewart’s Shops started their Holiday Match program to benefit children under the age of 18 years old. In 2023-2024, Stewart’s Holiday Match Program raised over $2 million for local children’s organizations. From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s customers impressively donated over $1 million to the program. Each individual donation is matched penny

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2023: Year in Review

Since BluePath’s inception in late 2016, 46 service dogs have been placed with children with autism and their families, free of charge. Throughout 2023, BluePath provided an ongoing lifeline of support to these teams, with regular visits spanning from New York City to New York State through the Capital region, to New Jersey, Connecticut, and areas in Massachusetts and

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Humans of BluePath: Service Dog Trainer and Facilities Program Coordinator Brittany LaChausse

Brittany joined the BluePath staff in August 2022 and manages the Paws to Learn Program, in which BluePath dogs provide therapeutic support in schools, camps, residential homes, and day-habilitation settings.  Brittany describes her role as a perfect fit, bringing together her degree in psychology, background in human services, and lifelong love of dogs. She really

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Humans of BluePath: Puppy Raiser Cathy Hoff

Cathy Hoff is currently raising six-month-old yellow Labrador Hope, who she describes as smart, quiet, and affectionate. Cathy’s daughter has autism and their family feels strongly connected to BluePath’s mission.  Cathy works remotely for Empire State University which allows for a flexible schedule in raising Hope. Cathy’s husband Tim is part of the family puppy

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