Name a Puppy Program

You may see just a cute puppy... We see a future Service Dog that will changes lives… that will open doors figuratively and literally... that will make every day a little better and brighter...

You can be part of this life-changing story when you name one of our newly arrived puppies through the NEADS Name a Puppy Program.

Your donation of $3,500 or $4,000 helps NEADS raise and train a future Service Dog that will provide increased independence and connection for a person in need.

Name a Puppy Program Benefits

Name a Puppy Program ($3,500)

  • Quarterly updates and periodic photos throughout the puppy’s training
  • Notification when the puppy you named is matched with a human partner
  • An invitation to the Service Dog Team’s graduation
  • Charitable tax deduction

Name a Puppy Plus Program ($4,000)

All the benefits of Name a Puppy plus

  • Recognition on the Name a Puppy page of our website (name and optional link to your business)

Program Details

  • Your donation to the Name a Puppy Program cannot be restricted for a specific client or Service Dog discipline. By naming a puppy, you do not have ownership rights to the puppy.
  • Your $3,500 or $4,000 donation will name one puppy.
  • Suggested names will be reviewed and approved by our training department.
  • Please understand that not all puppies have the right temperament or aptitude to become Service Dogs. Dogs that do not complete the NEADS training program are adopted as pets. Should the puppy that you named be released from the training program, we will use one of the names you submitted for one more of our newly arriving puppies. Should the replacement puppy be released, no additional puppies will be named.


Download a PDF of the Name a Puppy Registration here.


Name a Puppy Plus Donors

  • The Dichele Family

  • East Providence FOPA Raffle

  • U.S. Senate Floor Staff & Friends of Hannah Clarkson

  • Scottish Rite Masonry Giles F. Yates Council