Meet that Raiser

Meet our Puppy Raisers – a very special special group of NEADS volunteers who spend their time socializing Service Dogs in Training and reinforcing what they learn in prison.

Meet the Raiser – Cathy Weikel

Cathy recently started as a Puppy Raiser and is currently raising her first dog.

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Meet the Raiser – Michelle Lundquist

Michelle recently started as a Puppy Raiser and is currently raising her first dog.

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Meet the Raiser – Rick Eifler

Rick is a NEADS Puppy Raiser and is currently raising his second dog.

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Meet the Raiser – Monica

Monica recently started as a NEADS Puppy Raiser and is currently raising her first dog.

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Meet the Raiser – Steven Heymann

Steven recently started as a NEADS Puppy Raiser and is currently raising his first dog.

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Meet the Raiser – Leah Bell

Leah as been a NEADS Puppy Raiser since 2019 and is currently raising Broadway.

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Meet the Raiser – Charles R Veith

Charles recently started as a NEADS Puppy Raiser and is currently raising his first dog.

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Meet the Raisers – Josie & Bruce Dow

Josie & Bruce have been NEADS Puppy Raisers since 2019 and are currently raising their third dog.

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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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Meet the Raiser – Brenda Torres

Steven recently started as a Weekend Puppy Raiser and is currently raising his first dog.

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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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Meet the Raiser – Kate Foley

Steven recently started as a Weekend Puppy Raiser and is currently raising his first dog.

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Meet the Raiser – Diane Salisbury

Steven recently started as a Weekend Puppy Raiser and is currently raising his first dog.

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Meet the Raisers – Ross Lemoine & Shannon Mackey

Steven recently started as a Weekend Puppy Raiser and is currently raising his first dog.

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Meet that Raiser – Steven Passios

Steven recently started as a Weekend Puppy Raiser and is currently raising his first dog.

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