Success Stories

Nicole & Service Dog Watson

November 2013

I go to Providence College, and being on my own is -- it was very difficult.  Watson takes things that used to get me so frustrated and makes them fun.  I drop something, it's like his play, he gets to just have so much fun with it, and I don't...

Jennifer & Service Dog Justice

November 2013

The biggest thing that I think she does for me is, I never used to go out by myself, because I felt kind of weird. People would look at me and then would look away.  I think they're uncomfortable looking at someone in a scooter, or they don't want to...

Larry & Service Dog Apple

November 2013

Apple is my second Service Dog through NEADS.  I got the first Service Dog Emmie, ten years ago, and sadly she passed last November from cancer. There was a little bit of a process for me physically, emotionally to be prepared to get another Service Dog, but when I was...

John & Service Dog Owen

April 2013

In the morning when I wake up I usually look down and see Owen with my sock in his mouth, wagging his tail, as if to say "I got your sock in my mouth. You got my cookie." And so begins our day. I drop everything, Owen picks up everything....

Rene & Service Dog Saint

April 2013

I just want to say thank you so much to NEADS. I got my life back from getting Saint. [Assistance Dogs for Veterans] is an amazing program for giving back to soldiers. So I just want to say thank you.

Andres & Service Dog Gunny

April 2013

Gunny has been one of the stable parts of a very unstable life over the past two years of recovery, and really there's not much more to say after that. 

Aaron & Hearing Dog Tucker

April 2013

It is hard for me to put into words how much my new Battle Buddy means to me. I'm sure if you ask any service member who has been in combat to define how they feel about their Battle Buddy who has been there to cover their "six" and keep...

Emily & Service Dog for Therapy Rev

April 2013

I just wanted to thank everyone at NEADS for matching me with Rev. I work in a nursing home as an occupational therapist, and he comes to work with me every day, and he brightens the patients and staff in our entire building and participants in therapy, and makes everybody...

Tiffany & Service Dog for Therapy Rowan

April 2013

I work at a 90-day residential facility for adolescent boys with drug addiction, and it's tough. Their 90 days is completely changed by having Rowan around and having him walk around the building. We get some kids that are pretty tough, and they melt with Rowan, and it's the coolest...

Jane & Hearing Dog Shemp

April 2013

I thought I would never get another dog. Shemp is my third Hearing Dog and a miracle on four legs. He was abandoned and was found in the worst part of Worcester, Massachusetts, and no one could be bothered with him. He was starving. No one wanted to help him....

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