NEADS in the News

Read our archive of selected media coverage about NEADS World Class Service Dogs. If you would like to write or film a story about NEADS, please contact us.

Racing for Heroes: Interview with Kevin Lambert

Kevin Lambert of NEADS World Class Service Dogs speaks about service animals for the veteran community.

Courier-Sentinel: Service dog group appoints officers, including Wareham’s Geoffrey Worrell

PRINCETON – NEADS World Class Service Dogs, based in Princeton, Mass., has announced the newest additions to its board of directors: former Marine Corps First Sgt. Paul Jornet has been named board president, while Susan Feit of State Street Corporation, Dr. A. Kim Saal, formerly of CareGroup Health Care and Mt. Auburn Hospital, and Geoffrey H. Worrell of Mortgage Network Inc., have been appointed to the board. Jornet, in his new role as president, and the newly elected board members will assist in establishing and upholding the organization’s activities, finances and general objectives. Full Story

The Landmark: NEADS adapts to COVID restrictions

Danielle Ray, The Landmark: NEADS World Class Service Dogs was able to continue its mission to train and provide service dogs throughout the challenge that was 2020, a need that does not go away during a global pandemic. Full story.

 

WCVB-TV: Wake Up Call

Monday's Wake Up Call comes from NEADS World Class Service Dogs.

Senior Scope: Canine Companion Lends an Ear

Senior Scope Editor Seth Thomas interviews NEADS client Michelle Walton with NEADS Service Dog for Hearing Zoey and Katy Ostroff, NEADS Client Services Manager.

Cape Cod Times: For Falmouth woman, service dog ‘has been a lifesaver’

Reporter Jessica Hill interviews NEADS client KateLynne Steinke with Service Dog Jones and NEADS CEO Gerry DeRoche.

Athol Daily News: Service Dogs group honors Petersham resident

NEADS World Class Service Dogs held a virtual graduation ceremony on Nov. 1. In addition to recognizing its newest Service Dog teams, NEADS presented its 2020 Spirit Award to Dr. Cynthia Crosson, who has contributed to and supported many areas of the organization, including the NEADS Service Dogs for Veterans program. Full story.

Fox61: Morrissey makes progress as potential service dog

FOX61 first met this little guy as a puppy in 2019. He was picked from his litter to train as a service dog with NEADS. 16 months later and he is well on his way. Full story here.

Newton TAB: In dogged pursuit of helping others

Julie M. Cohen, Wicked Local: Although Hannah is only five months old, she’s already preparing for a job that will change someone’s life. On a recent outing, the black Lab puppy sniffed the grass before snapping to attention when her trainer, resident Kara Hubbard, said her name. Full story.

Spectrum News 1: Volunteers Needed: NEADS is Looking for Full-Time Puppy Raisers

Spectrum News staff interviews NEADS Volunteer Manager, Kate Sullivan, about becoming a Full-Time Puppy Raiser. Full story.

Boston 25 News: Local organization in need of volunteers to raise puppies

Chris Flanagan, Boston 25 News interviews Leicester Middle School Assistant Principal Beth Johnson with NEADS Assistance Dog J.D. and Katy Ostroff, NEADS Client Services Manager. Full story here.

Rhode Island Monthly: Become a Puppy Raiser of Future Service Dogs with NEADS

Rachel Dvareckas, Rhode Island Monthly: NEADS World Class Service Dogs is currently looking for full-time puppy raisers in Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island to help train future service dogs. Puppy-raisers are volunteers who must apply to raise puppies that will be trained as service dogs. Full story.

MetroWest Daily News: Teaching a young dog new tricks

As a volunteer full-time puppy raiser for NEADS World Class Service Dogs, Shrewsbury resident Leah Bell is responsible for teaching and reinforcing basic obedience to Jettie, a 17-month-old black Labrador retriever, and, most importantly, socializing the dog to sights and sounds in the outside world.

On a recent “field trip,” Bell, who is a 20-year-old Becker College student, took Jettie for a walk around Salem, where she saw a bunch of people in Halloween costumes. Jettie was not the least bit distracted.

“Which is so important,” Bell said.

Full story.

Telegram & Gazette: Bank raises money for NEADS service dogs

Bay State Savings Bank said last week its monthlong fundraiser to benefit NEADS yielded $6,410 to help train service dogs that will aid people with disabilities. Full story.

This Week in Worcester: MA Service Dog Organization Donates Coloring Books to Hospitals

NEADS, a nonprofit organization that trains and places service dogs for people with physical disabilities and hearing loss, this week donated a newly-created coloring and activity book, Let’s Go with NEADS Service Dogs Arnie and Zara, to Boston-area hospitals. Full story.