Success Stories

Thekla and Social Dog Keely

November 2017
We could never have begun to imagine the wonderful, strong bond that Thekla and Keely would forge. 
Thekla was matched with Keely about a year and a half ago. Keely is Thekla’s best friend. She is loyal, she comforts when sad; shares joy; gives love unconditionally. Keely helps Thekla navigate socially when out...

Josh and Social Dog Badger

November 2017
Badger has brought light back to Josh's life. He's Josh's best friend, consistently and reliably by his side. Badger's goofy personality makes him a perfect fit--Badger is on point when he should be, but extra silly on free time, making him more relate-able & perfectly Badger.   
On the day of this photo, Badger...

Kimberly and Courthouse Facility Dog Suzie

September 2017

Suzie has been a tremendous asset to the court. You broke the mold with her!

Suzie’s role as a Courthouse (Trauma) Facility Dog is unique, but she fits it well. She and I work with five judges in four courtrooms and countless kids and families. The people who named her, raised...

Patricia and Courthouse Facility Dog Willis

September 2017

Willis has helped tremendously since he came onboard. I can tell countless stories, but one in particular stands out.

Willis was on the stand with a 13-year-old girl who had to testify against her father’s abuse. She bonded with Willis and it made it easy for her to talk with the...

Christine and Courthouse Facility Dog Ann

September 2017

The excellent training of a NEADS dog becomes the most valuable thing in a handler’s life. I know this whole experience has changed my life, and the lives of those I work with every day.

- Christine and Courthouse Facility Dog Ann 


Mark and Service Dog Skipper

August 2017

When I first found out that NEADS had a Service Dog for me, I will admit that I got excited, but when I was told his name was Skipper, I knew as a Navy Veteran this match was meant to be. After two weeks of training, I came home with Skipper,...

Sarah and Service Dog Edison

August 2017

Having Edison by my side is the most reassuring thing in my life! I have gained so much independence as a result of having him.

- Sarah and Edison

Melissa & Service Dog Clipper

April 2014

Dreams do come true.  Life is complete with Clipper.  He's given me the happiness I've never known.  And he has really made my dreams come true. --Melissa

Joseph & Social Dog Rave

April 2014

[Rave] gave me my independence. -- Joseph

Ryan & Service dog Noonan

April 2014

I don't know where to start.  I just have to thank the NEADS staff just for everything.  Noonan has just changed my life.