BluePath Service Dogs provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence. Our vision is to be the definitive leader in autism service dog provision – transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities.
BluePath Service Dogs, Inc is a non-profit, charitable organization under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (tax ID # 81-3606565). Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
BluePath dogs come from remarkable places – Project 2 Heal, Guide Dogs of America, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Guide Dog Foundation, Freedom Guide Dogs and Southeastern Guide Dogs. These organizations are responsible for some of the finest Labrador and Golden retrievers in the country. The dogs are “purpose-bred,” meaning they possess the superior health and temperament that will allow them to be successful as service dogs.
How does an autism service dog work?
Many children with autism exhibit bolting tendencies, which can make trips outside the home a frightening proposition. An autism service dog works alongside parents or caregivers to keep a child safe. The dog is connected to the child via a specially designed tether system, and the dog is trained to “anchor” in response to a child bolting. This immediate, emotionless reaction keeps the child safe – and often helps to reduce or eliminate the bolting behavior.
Heroes for Hope
Caring for our future autism service dogs depends on steady, reliable support from heroes like you. Monthly giving is the easiest, most effective way to support BluePath’s mission of providing safety, companionship and opportunities for independence for children with autism and their families.