NEADS trains a wide range of Assistance Dogs to meet the needs of people with a variety of disabilities or hearing loss. To learn more about each, click the links below.
Our Hearing Dogs are specially trained to alert human partners to the source of a sound.
Our Assistance Dogs for Veterans (formerly Canines for Combat Veterans) program is designed to help the growing population of veterans who could benefit from canine assistance.
Our Service Dogs assist people by performing everyday tasks like picking up dropped items, opening doors, and more.
Our uniquely trained dogs engage and inspire a practitioner's community.
Service Dogs for children perform many of the same tasks they can for adults, and offer our younger clients greater independence.
Social Dogs help a child on the autism spectrum feel calmer and more confident.
- For People who are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss. Our hearing dogs are specially trained canine assistants who help people who are deaf or have hearing loss by alerting their human partner to the source of a sound.
- For Wounded Combat Veterans.Our Canines for Combat Veterans program provides dogs that are specially trained to help the growing population of veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In addition, we are honored to train dogs for veterans of any war.
- For People with a Physical Disability. Service dogs assist people with a physical disability by performing tasks that their partner cannot do or has trouble doing, like picking up dropped items, opening doors, and turning lights on or off. (We also train specialty dogs who are taught to aid a partner with both a physical disability and hearing loss.)
- For Therapeutic Service Providers. Service dogs for the classroom, ministry and therapy are matched with teachers or therapists who work with students who have a mental or physical disability and ministers who seek to engage with their general community. The presence of a dog can put many people at ease and allows them to interact with service providers in a unique way.