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Support the NEADS Foundation for the Future for our Kennel Renovation Learn more
Our 2nd Pulling 4 Paws See Highlights Here
Service Dogs assist people with a physical disability by performing tasks that their partner cannot do or has trouble doing. Learn more
Service Dogs for Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities Learn more
NEADS 2018 Spring Graduation - Sunday, April 29, 2018 Details here
Hearing dogs can alert their partners to sounds around the home and in public. Learn more

Welcome to NEADS World Class Service Dogs

NEADS trains and places:
- Service Dogs for individuals with physical disabilities
- Facilitated Service Dogs for children with physical disabilities (children ages 12 and up)
- Hearing Dogs for individuals aged 15 and older who are deaf or who suffer severe hearing loss
- Service Dogs for children with autism or other developmental disabilities (children ages 8-16)
- Assistance Dogs are partnered with professionals in classroom, ministry, therapy, hospital, and courthouse settings
- Service Dogs for Veterans who have a permanent disability, are deaf or who suffer from severe hearing loss, or who suffer from combat-related post-traumatic stress

Learn how to apply for a Service Dog here

NEADS:
- does not train balance dogs, seizure alert dogs, guide dogs for the blind, diabetes alert dogs, emotional support, or psychiatric dogs.
- does not train dogs that are already owned by individuals.
- does not certify dogs we have not trained.

For help with any of the above, we recommend visiting Assistance Dog International (ADI).


The Blue Buffalo Co.

Official Food Sponsor of NEADS Dogs.

World Class Nutrition for World Class Service Dogs

 


 

Service Dog Fraud

NEADS is committed to addressing the issue of Service Dog fraud through education and advocacy. We're working on the state and national level with the idea that we must make Service Dog regulations and credentialing a reality. In Massachusetts, we’re working with lawmakers to enact Service Dog fraud legislation (MA H.2277). Nationally, we’re working with a consultant and senior personnel psychologist with a federal certification and credentialing program, other national Service Dog organizations, and the regional chapters of the ADA. Read more about the issue here and here.

Prison Pup Program

About 95% of NEADS puppies are trained in correctional facilities throughout New England. Learn more

Corporate Supporters

There are so many ways to support NEADS through corporate partnership. Get started