Foundations for the Future - Breeding Center

NEADS has raised $3.2M to create a new Breeding Center and satellite campus, continuing our Foundations for the Future fundraising initiative, which began with the Kathy Foreman Client House and Training Center, followed by the Early Learning Center and Hawkins Foundation Canine Center.

While NEADS works diligently to obtain puppies that have a temperament and health profile that meets our World Class Service Dog standards, we are overly reliant on external sources for these puppies. We now need to become more independent and self-sufficient in order to increase our pool of purpose-bred Service Dogs, thus allowing us to increase the number of clients we can serve.

A NEADS-driven Breeding Program is critical to the future stability and growth of our organization. The cornerstone of this Breeding Program will be a new, state-of-the-art Breeding Center. It is designed to give our purpose-bred puppies the best start they can have on the path to becoming Service Dogs to work with people with disabilities. Housing the breeding, whelping, and early life care of our future Service Dogs, the Breeding Center will be a calm, quiet space where the mothers (broods) can focus on eating, sleeping, and nursing so the litters can thrive.

At the completion of this project, NEADS will have a World Class Breeding Center, once again setting the standard for Service Dog breeding, training, and care. This innovative center will allow us to better control for temperament, health, and overall suitability for Service Dog work and enable us to increase our pool of purpose-bred Service Dogs. This is key to ensuring that we can get more dogs through training and place more dogs with people in need.

Learn more about the NEADS Breeding Program here.

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Puppies are the heart, foundation, and empowerment of our mission; without them, we cannot serve our clients.

Commemorative Naming Opportunities - Breeding Center

NEADS would like to thank those who have already supported our Foundations for the Future fundraising initiative . Your support is helping us create a state-of-the-art Breeding Center.

Breeding Suite: $50,000 (reserved)

Breeding Wing: $150,000 (reserved)

Puppy Wing: $150,000 (reserved)

Building Naming Opportunity: $750,000 (reserved)

Central Work Hub (large): $125,000

Central Work Hub (small): $100,000 (reserved)

Whelping Room: $35,000 (reserved)

Elevator: $150,000 (reserved)

Food Storage Area: $10,000

Foundation Breeding Stock: $50,000 (reserved)

Front Porch: $50,000 (reserved)

Garage: $50,000

Indoor Play & BCL Testing Area: $100,000 (reserved)

Indoor Play Area - Lower Level: $25,000 (reserved)

Landscaping - Front of Building: $50,000 (reserved)

Meditation Garden: $25,000 (reserved)

Laundry (2): $5,000 ea (1 reserved)

Nursery Entry: $20,000 (reserved)

Office (2): $5,000 ea (2 reserved)

Outdoor Play Areas (4): $25,000 ea (2 reserved)

Outdoor Bench on Walking Path (4): $5,000 each (4 reserved)

Runs for Moms (6): $5,000 ea (1 reserved)

Runs for Studs (6): $5,000 ea (1 reserved)

Security System & Acoustical Monitoring: $75,000

Specialized Care (indoor/outdoor space): $10,000 (reserved)

Staff Break Area: $5,000 (reserved)

Staff Lounge: $5,000 (reserved)

Transition Pods (5): $25,000 ea

Veterinary Spaces (2): $25,000 ea (2 reserved)

Walking Path: $50,000 (reserved)

Nursery Pods (5): $25,000 ea (4 reserved)

As of 5.14.2021

While we make every attempt to keep the list of naming opportunities as up-to-date as possible, some naming opportunities may have already been reserved and not yet reflected here.

NEADS Breeding Center Major Donors

NEADS would like to thank all who are supporting our Foundations for the Future - NEADS Breeding Center fundraising initiative. Your support is helping us build a state-of-the-art Breeding Center.

Abaris Financial Group, LLC
The Barker Foundation
Diane Fisher Bell
Liz and Bob Burke
Larry and Nanine Costa
Copeland Family Foundation
Deborah A Hawkins Foundation
Elovitz Family Building 19 Foundation
Sue Feit and Drew Feit
Jack Fracasso and Lita Orefici
Connie Harsh
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts
Eileen Henderson
JD Power Family
Kensky Downes Family
Cheryl and John Kornegay
Diane Lebel in memory of Nathan Allen Harris
Cindy and Bob Lepofsky
Maureen Manning
Marx Family Foundation
Anthony Matteo & Denise Ranucci
McKeen Charitable Trust
Christopher & Katie Neylan
Pardy Charitable Trust
RAWZ Pet Food
A. Kim Saal
Saul Skoler
Richard R. Storck & Aletha A. Langham
Stephanie Whelan in memory of Ed and Betty Blumenthal
Geoff Worrell

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