Manager of Training

NEADS seeks a passionate and skilled Service Dog Trainer with 3+ years of experience in dog training and care. Experience in client relations, particularly with individuals with disabilities, is a plus.

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Service Dog Trainer

NEADS seeks a passionate and skilled Service Dog Trainer with 3+ years of experience in dog training and care. Experience in client relations, particularly with individuals with disabilities, is a plus.

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Finding Purpose through NEADS

by Sage, Former NEADS Prison PUP Handler You would have had to have known the person I was before prison to fully grasp the impact the NEADS program has had…

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Meeting Service Dog Chester and Mike

By Sue Walsh, NEADS Maine Puppy Raiser since 2009 I always knew that Chester would graduate, although NEADS Trainer Dave was always honest about the high standards NEADS had, and…

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2024 Pulling 4 Paws: And the Winner Is…

On April 28, 13 amazing teams competed with all their might in the 2024 Pulling 4 Paws Truck Pull. We were delighted to see so many returning teams, their enthusiasm undeterred by last year’s cold and wet conditions. It is a testament to the community’s dedication to the NEADS mission.

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Thanks to Our Volunteers

NEADS appreciates our volunteers, not just during National Volunteer Week, but all year long. We couldn’t do what we without you! THANK YOU to our incredible Puppy Raisers. You dedicate…

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Service dogs take Duck Tour through Boston

Rob Pelaez, Boston Herald. NEADS World Class Service Dogs celebrated Boston Duck Tours’ philanthropic initiative, ‘Quack-Quack, Give Back!” on Sunday with ambassadors and partners taking a private tour ride through…

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Everything I Need, and More

By NEADS client Tammie DeCroteau I was diagnosed with MS nearly 25 years ago, just months after the birth of my twin girls. I can remember the day I experienced…

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Unconditional Love

Ok, so we’re not match.com, but we hear it from our Service Dog clients every week: “I see love.” “Those eyes! My melting heart!” “My life is now complete.” “I got the right match.”

It may seem an easy task – pick a dog, assign it to a client, and a Service Dog team is formed. But the NEADS matching process is so much more.

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NEADS Loves Harbor Sweets

In 2024, we are fortunate to be the recipient of a fundraiser by Harbor Sweets, one of our all-time favorite chocolatiers based in nearby Salem, MA. Harbor Sweets has been a long-time friend of NEADS, and, as so often happens, a NEADS dog provided the introduction.

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