Posts by NEADS World Class Service Dogs

Year of the NEADS Dog Month 8 – A Different Route

We continue our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us, by highlighting a different path that some of our puppies take. Most NEADS Service Dogs are raised in correctional facilities through our Prison PUP Program. The dogs live…

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A Day in the Life of a NEADS Trainer

Head Trainer Erin Wylie describes a “typical” day as a NEADS trainer. My days vary depending on whether there are clients in training, dogs in for evaluations or I’m teaching classes at prison. A typical day starts and ends with answering emails between NEADS staff, prison staff, and clients.

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Maintenance Person

Major Objective: Performs a variety of work in general maintenance and repair of facilities grounds and equipment daily, weekly, monthly, annually and seasonally. Qualifications: Minimum of any education, training and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license is required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:…

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Raise a Puppy, Change a Life

NEADS is seeking volunteers to raise its puppies on a full-time basis. The Full-time Puppy Raisers will take our Service Dogs in Training into their homes and look after them for 12 to 16 months, working on critical socialization and basic obedience. When fully trained and matured, these Service Dogs go on to work with…

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NEADS Graduates 22 New Service Dog Teams

NEADS held its 76th Graduation Ceremony on November 4 at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (“Monty Tech”) in Fitchburg, MA. Supported by family, friends, and NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and other supporters, NEADS Service Dog teams spoke about living with a Service Dog during a moving ceremony to celebrate their life-changing partnerships.In honor of…

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Six tips for avoiding that holiday trip to the pet hospital

We’ve all eaten too much food at some point during the holidays, but most of us will not try an appetizer of tinsel or a main course of turkey bones. Pets are a different story. Every year at this time, dogs and cats start swallowing some ill-advised holiday foods — and things that aren’t food…

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NEADS Celebrates World Class Service Dogs with Gala on Boston’s Waterfront

On October 12, a sold-out crowd gathered at The Exchange Center in Boston’s seaport district for the 4th annual Get Dressed. Give Back. fundraiser for NEADS World Class Service Dogs. Keynote speaker Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey emphasized that by working together, people facing challenges can get the help they need to participate fully in…

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