Supporter Spotlight

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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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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veterinarian examines a puppy

All Eyes On… Dr. Clara Williams

At NEADS, the health and well-being of our dogs is crucial. From the moment they arrive on campus, our dogs have consistent health monitoring that includes routine care, vaccinations, orthopedic screenings, and eye exams.

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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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Supporting the Mission: The Patterson Foundation

Powerful connections are made through NEADS Nation. The Patterson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Patterson Dental, has been a generous donor to NEADS. Most recently, the Foundation supported the NEADS…

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A Legacy of Love: Diane Lebel and Alan Harris

In keeping with the residential look and feel of the neighborhood, the new NEADS Breeding Center will feature a garden and a front porch commemorating Alan Harris, thanks to a…

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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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Music for Life Rock n’ Run 5k & “Fetch Me a Beer” Can Release

More than 270 runners gathered at Wachusett Brewery on a beautiful September morning, ready for the start of Aubuchon Hardware’s annual Rock n’ Run 5K to benefit NEADS. After the…

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Falmouth Road Race Runners Raise Over $9,000 for NEADS

The Falmouth Road Race returned to in-person running on August 15, when it celebrated its 49th running. 8,000 runners participated in the 7.2 mile race, and 7 of them ran…

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Supporter Spotlight: Boston Duck Tours

Since 1994, Boston Duck Tours’ “duck” boats have been a familiar sight as they travel along historic streets and into the Charles River. What may not be as well know…

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Introducing The Stephen Baum Fund

As you may be aware, NEADS clients commit to support NEADS by raising a minimum of $8,000 for the organization. So many clients not only hit their goal but exceed…

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Supporter Spotlight: Dogtopia

Thank you to the Dogtopia Foundation, Dogtopia of Warwick, RI, and Dogtopia pet parents for the recent donation to support our Service Dogs for Veterans program. The Dogtopia Foundation, in conjunction with its Dogtopia daycare locations, raises funds to support programs focused around three worthy causes, including Service Dogs for Veterans.

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Supporter Spotlight: Payden & Rygel

NEADS is fortunate to have the support of a number of generous donors, including Payden & Rygel, which has been involved with NEADS for over 7 years. Payden & Rygel…

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Supporter Spotlight: Endeavor Films

Last summer, Endeavor Films approached us with an offer to produce a video for NEADS. We needed Full-Time Puppy Raisers at the time, and felt that a video could be a helpful tool in recruiting new volunteers. The Endeavor production crew worked with NEADS staff and three Puppy Raisers, shooting hours of interviews and on-location footage that they were able to distill into a visual, moving, and engaging story.

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The Places They Go

One of the most important jobs a Puppy Raiser has is to help the NEADS dogs feel comfortable in many different situations, around many people. They do this by making sure they have plenty of real-world exposure to different sights, sounds, and people.

But what does that look like day to day? Dana, who has raised two puppies for NEADS and is currently raising her third puppy, shares a few highlights of her puppy raising experience with the two pups she’s raised. What a journey!

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