Once our dogs are between 14-18 months old and begin training with a professional BluePath trainer, they are fostered in the homes of volunteers. Three to four times a week, the foster drops the dog off in Hopewell Junction in the morning and returns for pickup in the late afternoon. Dogs remain with the Foster until placement as a BluePath service dog.
Puppy Raisers may continue to care for dogs as Fosters if they can satisfy the requirement of dropping the dog off for training when requested.
“Fostering for BluePath has been an amazing experience for our entire family. We are a link in the chain of many BluePath volunteers who give a family of a child with autism the freedom to be out in the community safely." - Allison Armstrong