Posts by NEADS World Class Service Dogs

Canine Center Supervisor

The Canine Center Supervisor is responsible for the daily operations of the newly renovated NEADS Canine Center (31-run kennel where Service Dogs and Service Dogs in Training are housed when at our Princeton campus) and is responsible for the overall care, safety, and well-being of the dogs during their stay. The Supervisor oversees the Canine Center/Kennel staff, volunteers, and interns, including their training, scheduling, and dog-handling methods. The Supervisor is responsible for developing the Canine Center strategic business plan and following through with its tactical execution.

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Assistant Veterinary Coordinator

Overview: Assist the Veterinary Coordinator with daily management and tasks needed to maintain the health and welfare of program dogs. Primary Accountabilities/Responsibilities: Assist Veterinary Coordinator with any tasks delegated and…

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If Vegas Could Talk

When Harvard University closed its campus in mid-March, Full-Time Puppy Raiser and Harvard student Amanda had to return home. Vegas is now living with NEADS Trainer Magen Blake, where he is continuing the work he started with Amanda. Amanda wrote Vegas a parting letter, and we’ve written what we imagine would be his reply if he could talk.

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Fun and Games

Enrichment is really important for all the NEADS puppies and dogs that we care for in the Canine Center and Early Learning Center. It provides mental stimulation and keeps the dogs happy. Now more than ever, dogs need to be kept busy…

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NEADS Plans Special Delivery for Patients at Franciscan Children’s Hospital

To celebrate the release of our new coloring and activity book, Let’s Go with NEADS Service Dogs Arnie and Zara, NEADS will be donating 1 copy for every book purchased to Franciscan Children’s Hospital (up to 200 copies). Written and designed by our own Lori Barrett, NEADS Creative Media Specialist, this fun and educational “A to Z” activity/coloring book is centered around words and phrases related to Service Dogs…

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Behind the Scenes: Keeping the Dogs Fed

Twice a month, NEADS staff delivers dog food for our pups in prison, typically bringing a 2-week supply at a time. We have dogs in seven prisons, and they each receive anywhere from 5 bags to 15, depending on the program. That’s a lot of dog food – approximately 80 bags per month.

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My Dining Room is Now a Nursery

In early March, Nursery staff welcomed Frannie, a pregnant brood* from Guiding Eyes to campus and whelped** her litter. They expected the next 8 weeks to unfold as they typically do with any of our litters…

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Dear NEADS Puppy Raisers, With the concerns surrounding COVID-19 (the coronavirus), NEADS wanted to reach out to provide guidance to you as raisers of NEADS Service Dogs in Training. For…

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Ask the Vet: 5 Things to Know about Pet Dental Health

February is National Pet Dental Health month, and while taking care of our pets’ teeth is a year-round effort, this is the perfect time to understand the important role oral health care plays in our pets’ health. Thanks to Dr. Cathryn Cleveland, veterinarian at Ashland Animal Hospital, Ashland, MA and NEADS volunteer, for this information.

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