NEADS Events

World Class Events that Support World Class Service Dogs

NEADS signature events offer a variety of opportunities to get involved, have fun, share our mission with friends, and be inspired by our amazing World Class Service Dogs.

See our complete Events Calendar here


Fore Paws Golf Classic

Play a championship course, enjoy good prizes and a fun silent auction, and contribute to a great cause. Held in September at Shaker Hills Country Club.

How you can get involved:

  • Put together a foursome and join us for the day
  • Corporate sponsorship opportunities

Get Dressed. Give Back.

Get Dressed. Give Back. is an annual, fashion-forward Boston-based fundraiser that brings together supporters, clients, volunteers, Service dogs - and Service Dogs in Training.

How you can get involved:

  • Purchase tickets and attend the event
  • Corporate sponsorship opportunities

Pulling for Paws

Each spring, participants put their strength to the test and fundraise for NEADS at the same time. Money raised by participating teams supports our mission to provide independence to more clients through our World Class Service Dogs. More details here.

How you can get involved:

  • Participate as a team
  • Corporate sponsorship opportunities


Twice a year, in April and in November, the newest NEADS Service Dog Teams, their friends and families, as well as NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and supporters come together to recognize these life-changing partnerships. Graduation is held at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (“Monty Tech”) in Fitchburg, Mass. The public is invited and welcome to join the celebration.

How you can get involved:


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Make a Donation


Host or Sponsor an Event

You can raise funds for NEADS by organizing a third-party fundraising activity. Find out more about our Community Fundraising here.