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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.

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Get Dressed. Give Back.

Get Dressed. Give Back. is an annual 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
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Graduation

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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Pulling 4 Paws Truck Pull

Each spring, participants put their strength to the test by pulling a 25,000+ truck and fundraising 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.

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Get Dressed. Give Back.

October 18 @ 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Get Dressed. Give Back. is NEADS' 5th annual fundraising event. Join us for a cocktail reception that includes shopping opportunities, a silent auction, a wall of wine raffle. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails and craft beers paired with a seasonal tasting menu. Friday, October 18

Fall Graduation

November 3 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

NEADS Fall Graduation Ceremony celebrates our newest Service Dog teams Join NEADS Service Dog Teams, their friends and families, as well as NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and supporters as we come together to recognize these life-changing partnerships. This fall’s graduating class represents a wide range of NEADS Service Dogs, including Service Dogs for Veterans, Service Dogs for individuals with physical disabilities, Service Dogs for Hearing, Service Dogs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and Assistance Dogs for…

Open House for Prospective Full-Time Puppy Raisers

November 6 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

You're invited to an Open House and Informational Session for people considering joining us as Full-Time Puppy Raisers. The Open House is a chance to learn about this fabulous volunteer opportunity, get your questions answered, and meet a Service Dog in Training (or two!). Full-time Puppy Raisers are dedicated volunteers who take our Service Dogs in Training into their homes and look after them for 12 to 16 months, working on critical socialization and basic obedience. The ideal candidate is someone…

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