Service Dogs for Veterans
NEADS has been providing fully-trained Service Dogs for United States veterans since 2006. Programs include Service Dogs for Veterans from any conflict who have a permanent physical disability or hearing loss, or have MS or other progressive conditions and veterans with diagnosed service-related PTSD. Service Dogs are provided at no charge to veterans who are eligible for our program.
Learn more about our program, the history behind it, and the incredible veteran community we work with and serve.
Learn about our Service Dogs for Veterans programs
Here are some key features to look for when evaluating a Service Dog for Veterans program and how the NEADS programs measure up.Read More
NEADS is proud of its partnership with three organizations who are integral to the NEADS community: the Blue Star Mothers of Leominster and Worcester, and Quilts of Valor. The Blue…Read More
In May of 2006, NEADS was invited to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, D.C. to give a presentation about the many skills and tasks that our dogs…Read More
Read the stories of fellow veterans and their Service Dogs
Jocelyn, an Air Force veteran and NEADS first female TAD client, was matched with Service Dog Sammie in 2017. Here’s her story:
I now know why there is a sign in the NEADS client house that says, “Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything.” Little did I know just how quickly everything would change for the better when Sammie entered my life.Read More
Questions about our Service Dogs for Veterans programs?
Contact our Program Development Administrator, Kevin Lambert, US Army veteran, and he will be in touch in a timely manner.