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NEADS celebrates new service dog teams at Nov. 5 graduation at Monty Tech in Fitchburg

October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Worcester Telegram & Gazette NEADS World Class Service Dogs holds its Fall Graduation Ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, 1050…

How Service Dogs Help People With MS

October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017 by Heidi Godman, US News and World Report Service Dogs offer MS patients comfort, companionship and a way to conserve limited energy. Read how Service Dogs…

NEADS dog who aids Marathon bombing survivor gets top ASPCA award

October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 by Elaine Thompson , Worcester Telegram & Gazette A service dog trained by Princeton-based NEADS is the recipient of the ASPCA 2017 Dog of the Year…

NEADS Service Dog Rescue is Recipient of the ASPCA® 2017 Dog of the Year Award

October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017 ASPCA Rescue, a Service Dog lending support to a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, joins a brave fifth grader standing up for animals; and a nonprofit rescue…

Impostor Service Animals Prompt Legislative Proposal

October 16, 2017

by Katelyn Flint, NBC Boston Service dogs play an important role in a person’s ability to live independently, but the rise of “fake service dogs” is becoming a problem. Includes…

Impostor Service Animals Prompt Legislative Proposal

October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Katelyn Flint, NBC Boston Service dogs play an important role in a person’s ability to live independently, but the rise of “fake service dogs” is…

Tightening the Leash on Fake Service Dogs

October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Michael Ollove, The Pew Charitable Trusts Incidents like one that occured in Reading, MA have spurred 19 states to enact laws cracking down on people who…

Proposed state bill cracks down on fake service dogs

September 17, 2017

by Shannon Larson, The Daily Free Press, Boston University It’s typing a quick Google search, filling out a form for false credentials at a small fee and purchasing a “service…

A hard look at the special role of service animals

September 16, 2017

by Gerry DeRoche, in a Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe Fakery puts the work of true service dogs in jeopardy On behalf of NEADS World Class Service Dogs,…

Bill Would Penalize People For ‘Fake’ Service Dogs

September 14, 2017

by Doug Cope, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) – Advocates for service dogs for the disabled were at the State House Tuesday, lobbying for a bill that would penalize those who…

New push to keep people from taking advantage of service animal program

September 12, 2017

by Nichole Berlie, WCVB-TV MA Bill H.2277 is taking aim at people who misrepresent their pets as Service Dogs. Full Story

No support for fake service animals

September 11, 2017

Boston Globe Editorial BOSTON (BOSTON GLOBE) – We increasingly face a menagerie in public places, part of a trend that suggests person and pet are inseparable. Animal lovers grow bolder…

Considering a Service Dog? Meet My Monty

May 17, 2017

by Tracey L. Stoll, M.ED., B.C.S.E., A.C.A.S, Parenting Special Needs Magazine My Monty is a Social Therapy Assistance Dog, specializing in trained social behavior and emotional support. (Please turn to…

Meet Suzie the incredible, adorable New Orleans courthouse dog

April 20, 2017

WDSU 6 News NEW ORLEANS — For nearly a year, Suzie has been serving as the courthouse facility dog for the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. She knows how to open doors,…

The story of Rescue and Jessica, a dog, a woman, and rebirth

October 27, 2016

by Cristela Guerra, The Boston Globe It brings Jessica Kensky joy to watch her dog run. At the park, Rescue the black Labrador chases balls down and leaps with athletic…