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.
All about Service Dogs for Veterans
As we approach Veterans Day, we want to thank the country music duo Martin & Kelly – songwriters, incredible musicians, and long-time supporters of NEADS – for this very special version of their original “Stood their Ground,” featuring some of our veteran clients. Enjoy!Read More
Recommended reading about Afghanistan veterans and how they can get help through the VA: Afghanistan: “How Veterans can learn from Vietnam Veterans.”Read More
Read the stories of fellow veterans and their Service Dogs
The pandemic has been difficult for all our TAD* veterans, but one client in particular, Rebecca, found herself in an extremely tough situation. A few months prior to the pandemic, she had to make the hard decision to have her second leg amputated. She had only had her Service Dog, Sully, for about 4 months at that time and was clearly worried about what to do with him while in the hospital…Read More
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