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BluePath Service Dogs

CAT-South is proud to present our Puppy with a Purpose – featuring Nickel. Nickel is currently in training to become a BluePath Autism Support Dog. Lisa Gaskin, one of our Academy of Health Teachers, is raising and training Nickel. While Nickel is in high school she will be learning commands as well as learning how to handle being loved by students (and adults)! Eventually, Nickel will follow in her brother Logan’s footsteps moving off to doggy college for the final stage of her training. After she completes all of her training she will be ready to enter the world of work as an Autism Support Animal.


BluePath provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship, and opportunities for independence. For more information on BluePath visit their website at For more information on Autism visit

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