All About Service Dogs

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All Eyes On… Dr. Clara Williams

At NEADS, the health and well-being of our dogs is crucial. From the moment they arrive on campus, our dogs have consistent health monitoring that includes routine care, vaccinations, orthopedic screenings, and eye exams.

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Milkers Help with Crate Training

Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon, MA, milks their own cows to make delicious cheese, everything from Smoked Gouda to Chili Pepper Cheddar. The rubber milking liners (“milkers”) that are used…

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Meeting Benson, NEADS Service Dog in Training

If you’ve attended Sunday Services [at First Parish in Wayland, MA] recently in person, you may have met Benson, a handsome NEADS Service Dog in Training. He is accompanied by Luke Rubin, who, along with his wife, Megan, are Benson’s Puppy Raisers…

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Service Dog Ambassadors: Serving NEADS

You may have met one of NEADS’ Service Dog Ambassadors. If you have, you’ve seen a highly trained World Class Service Dog in action, calm, confident, and impressing the heck…

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Jared and Trauma Assistance Dog Jeter

NEADS asked U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jared Wimberly to explain how Trauma Assistance Dog (TAD) Jeter works with him to calm and ground him. TAD Dogs learn specialized task work…

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NEADS Then and Now, Part 1

For 45 years, NEADS has been committed to providing World Class Service Dogs to meet the growing and changing needs of our clients. In this video, NEADS Director of Canine…

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45 Years of Changing Lives

Today, NEADS offers the widest array of programs in the industry while still holding true to our core mission of producing Service Dogs for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud of our reputation as a pioneer, leader, and innovator. As we celebrate our 45th year, we thought it only fitting to let our World Class Service Dogs tell our history

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NEADS Dogs Honored through the Red Sox Service Dog of the Game Series

NEADS was well represented at Fenway Park this summer as the Boston Red Sox resumed its Service Dog of the Game series. Throughout the summer before Tuesday evening home games,…

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International Assistance Dog Week 2021

It’s International Assistance Dog Week, and we wanted to share some of the ways our Service Dogs help people. Thanks to our Trainers and Service Dogs in Training for demonstrating…

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How much do you really know about the early lives of NEADS puppies?

Discover your level of puppy and breeding knowledge and learn a little *or a lot* along the way. Get ready for some serious cuteness!

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Grace and Blue –Then and Now

Grace was matched with Blue, a NEADS Service Dog for Autism, in 2017. We recently caught up with Grace and her parents, Corwin and Renee, and were so inspired by…

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Viva Vegas

Guest author Elena Arranz Alonso writes, I hope you didn’t come to this article expecting some glowing yet realistic review of Las Vegas, NV. This is not your lucky day. This article is about a Service Dog in Training named Vegas…

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The Places They Go

One of the most important jobs a Puppy Raiser has is to help the NEADS dogs feel comfortable in many different situations, around many people. They do this by making sure they have plenty of real-world exposure to different sights, sounds, and people.

But what does that look like day to day? Dana, who has raised two puppies for NEADS and is currently raising her third puppy, shares a few highlights of her puppy raising experience with the two pups she’s raised. What a journey!

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It Takes an Extraordinary Dog…

“It takes an extraordinary dog to give someone an ordinary life.” – Katelynne Steinke and NEADS Service Dog Jones

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NEADS Supports New DOT Rules for Flying with Service Dogs

NEADS has long called for the critical need for a nationally recognized, legitimate Service Dog certification to prevent Service Dog fraud. On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation…

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