By Brian P.J. Cronin
Photographed by Laurie Szostak
Most people, when you ask them how many dogs they have, can answer you pretty quickly. Jody Sandler and Caroline McCabe-Sandler might need a minute, though. They have…a lot of dogs.
“Well, there’s our three personal dogs,” says Caroline. But it takes a careful count of the dogs listed on the whiteboard in their home office to bring that total number up to around 36. The other dogs aren’t all here in their Hopewell Junction home at the moment, however. The ones not here are at their foster families’ homes or off on training adventures, getting ready to fulfill a very special duty. Jody and Caroline are cofounders of BluePath Service Dogs, a nonprofit they created two years ago in order to train, and place, service dogs for children on the autism spectrum.
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