NEADS frequently sends puppies to and receives puppies from other Service and Guide Dog organizations. We also transport breeding stock to and from other organizations for natural mating.
Transport volunteers support NEADS by safely picking up or dropping off a puppy or dog at its destination, delivering any supplies that accompany the puppy or dog. Transports typically start and end at our Princeton, MA campus.
We frequently collaborate with:
Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) – Grantville, PA
Warrior Canine Connections (WCC) – Boyds, MD
Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD) – Torrington, CT
Ability Center Assistance Dogs (ACAD) – Sylvania, OH
Assistance Canine Training Services (ACTS) – North Conway, NH
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB) – Patterson, NY
We are also part of the Puppies in Flight (PIF) program, through which, in partnership with American Airlines, airline employees volunteer to fly puppies and dogs on their days off. Transport volunteers can help with this by transporting pups to and from Logan Airport.
Transport Volunteer requirements include:
- Driver's license in good standing
- 25 years or older
- Access to reliable vehicle