In Their Words

Creating Smiles: Christine and Assistance Dog Jonesy

Christine never stops smiling when she talks about her partner, Assistance Dog for the Classroom Jonesy. Which is fitting, as she says “he creates smiles.” Christine is an elementary school…

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Celebrating our Spring 2022 Graduates, Part 2

We are planning our next live graduation April 2023, at which time we will celebrate three classes, including our Spring 2022 graduates. In the meantime, we very much want to…

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Changing a Life: Patrick and Service Dog Knight

It’s been a year now since Patrick met Service Dog Knight. Patrick still works as a specialist at an Apple Store. He still lives in his North Shore condo. His…

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person and black lab in camper

Celebrating our Spring 2022 Graduates, Part 1

We are planning our next live graduation April 2023, at which time we will celebrate three classes, including our Spring 2022 graduates. In the meantime, we very much want to…

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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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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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Hospitalization and Recovery during a Pandemic

The pandemic has been difficult for all our TAD* veterans, but one client in particular, Rebecca, found herself in an extremely tough situation. A few months prior to the pandemic, she had to make the hard decision to have her second leg amputated. She had only had her Service Dog, Sully, for about 4 months at that time and was clearly worried about what to do with him while in the hospital…

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Sarah + Edison #15

Puppy cuteness, traveling by car, “say hello”… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Sarah + Edison #14

Positive reinforcement, running errands, dragonflies… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Justice Fetches the Phone

Jennifer was matched with Service Dog Justice in the summer of 2013. Since that time, they have shared many experiences together. One of the most-frequently asked questions I get is…

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Sarah + Edison #13

Stylish haircuts, nudging the door, Edison loves his treats… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Sarah + Edison #12

Take me out to the ball game… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Sarah + Edison #11

Healthy snacks, a helping hand, a rock-star traveler. Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Sarah + Edison #10

Edison can sleep anywhere! High value treats for training, fetch, and more. Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Sarah + Edison #9

Eye exams for Service Dogs, Edison loves toys, and meeting friends. Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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