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The Wheelchair Experience – a NEADS DEI Initiative

Every day in the workplace, individuals face challenges being their authentic selves. As leaders and colleagues, we each have a role to play in creating inclusive workplaces. Diverse perspectives enrich…

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And Moose Makes 17…

Over the last 11 years, the Worcester Fire Department (WFD) has named 17 puppies through charitable donations to their annual Worcester Firefighters 6K (WFD6K), which began in 2000 following the…

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Get Dressed. Give Back – a Fabulous Night for a Fabulous Cause

On September 30, NEADS celebrated its 7th Get Dressed. Give Back. fundraiser at The Exchange in Boston’s seaport district. It was an amazing night thanks to the many NEADS friends…

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Service Dogs of the Game 2022

NEADS was well-represented at Fenway Park this past summer. As part of the Boston Red Sox Service Dog of the Game program, which NEADS has supported since 2019, several NEADS…

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What Does a World Class Service Dog Cost? Part Two: 8 Weeks to Heading Home

Let’s take a closer look at what makes up the investment—2 years and $45,000—that NEADS makes in every World Class Service Dog. In part one, we talked about what it…

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What’s in a Name?

Why Get Dressed. Give Back? It’s inspired by our Service Dogs themselves, and their World Class training. “Get Dressed” is the command that tells our dogs, “It’s time to get…

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Cuter by the Dozen

NEADS World Class Service Dogs Is pleased to introduce The Donut Litter Boston, Chocolate, Éclair, Strawberry, Butternut, Glaze, Maple, Jelly, Coconut, Vanilla, Munchkin, Sprinkles Born July 24, 2022, between 9pm…

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Genetic Testing for Breeding Candidates

Did you know that we do DNA testing on all of our breeding candidates before selecting them for our program? NEADS recently began working with Embark Veterinary for this genetic…

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Creating Smiles: Christine and Assistance Dog Jonesy

Christine never stops smiling when she talks about her partner, Assistance Dog for the Classroom Jonesy. Which is fitting, as she says “he creates smiles.” Christine is an elementary school…