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Get Dressed. Give Back – a Fabulous Night for a Fabulous Cause

On September 30, NEADS celebrated its 7th Get Dressed. Give Back. fundraiser at The Exchange in Boston’s seaport district. It was an amazing night thanks to the many NEADS friends…

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What’s in a Name?

Why Get Dressed. Give Back? It’s inspired by our Service Dogs themselves, and their World Class training. “Get Dressed” is the command that tells our dogs, “It’s time to get…

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The Other End of The Leash – International Assistance Dog Week 2022

It’s International Assistance Dog Week, and in recognition of this year’s theme – the other end of the leash – we have created a “week in the life” series that…

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NEADS Celebrates the Opening of its State-of-the-Art Breeding Center

On Saturday, June 11, NEADS hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the completion and opening of its new, state-of-the-art Breeding Center. “The opening of our Breeding Center is a…

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Recognizing a NEADS Champion: Dr. Christine Pelletier

Dr. Pelletier, better know around NEADS as “Dr. P,” recently announced her retirement from the three volunteer commitments she held at NEADS: Medical Director, member of the Board of Directors,…

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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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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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82nd Graduation Recognizes 17 New Service Dog and Assistance Dog Teams

NEADS held its 82nd Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, November 7 at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (“Monty Tech”). Supported by family, friends, NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and other supporters,…

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Get Dressed. Give Back for World Class Service Dogs

On October 15, NEADS celebrated its 6th Get Dressed. Give Back. fundraiser at The Exchange in Boston’s seaport district. It was an amazing night thanks to the many NEADS friends…

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NEADS World Class Service Dogs Achieves ADI Reaccreditation

NEADS has once again achieved reaccreditation by Assistance Dogs International (ADI). ADI, the leading authority in the Service Dog industry, establishes and promotes standards of excellence in all areas of…

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NEADS Day at Polar Park

What a day! On June 5, NEADS was well represented by Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs with their human partners, Service Dogs in Training and their Puppy Raisers, as well…

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Spirit Award 2021 – Pam Murray

Each spring, NEADS presents its Spirit Award to a volunteer or group of volunteers who passionately exudes the energy, values, and commitment to our mission over an extended period of…

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NEADS Earns 19th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

NEADS’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 19th consecutive year that NEADS has earned this distinction, making the organization one of the longest-standing nonprofits to hold the rating and placing it at the top of Charity Navigator’s 10 Charities with the Most Consecutive 4-Star Ratings list.

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Supporter Spotlight: The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

In September 2020, NEADS was awarded a $50,000 Activation Fund grant for a Behavioral Check List (BCL) space to be built in the new Breeding Center. This space will be used to test puppies to determine their eligibility to enter NEADS’ training programs and join the next generation of NEADS World Class Service Dogs.

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