From Our Blog


A Day in the Life of a NEADS Dog on Campus

Ever wonder how NEADS dogs spend their days when they come back to campus for their final training? Hawkins Canine Center staff and NEADS Trainers work hard to keep the…


Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

As we observe Veterans Day, a day which celebrates the service of all US military veterans, and National Veterans and Military Families Month this November, NEADS would especially like to…

Will this be the throw?

We Dunked the Boss

October 2020: This year, while NEADS did not host its Pulling 4 Paws fundraising event, during which teams compete to see who can pull a truck the fastest, NEADS CEO, Gerry DeRoche, kept the team spirit alive when he stepped up for a Dunk Tank challenge, Are We Dunkin’ the Boss?


Martin and Kelly NEADS to Keep Six Feet Away

NEADS was pleased to welcome friends Martin and Kelly for a virtual concert through Facebook Live on Friday, Sept. 18. Not a bad way to spend a Friday night in!


Puppy Love – NEADS Puppy Raisers

When you bring an eight-week-old puppy into your home, it quickly becomes part of your life. You love it, watch it grow, invest time in housebreaking and basic training. And…


2020 Falmouth Road Race Team NEADS Runner Spotlight

Sixteen runners have raised nearly $20k for NEADS by walking, running, and rolling the (virtual) annual 10k this year. Donations can be made to the fundraising team page until October 31. Way to go TEAM NEADS!

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What NEADS Dog Are You Most Like?

Many factors go into matching a NEADS Dog with its human partner. NEADS dogs are trained for 15 to 18 months, during which time our trainers take a close look…


International Assistance Dog Week

It’s International Assistance Dog Week, and during this week, NEADS is helping raise awareness and educate about these amazing dogs by answering our most frequently asked questions about Service Dogs. You can help by sharing with others. 


Let’s Go to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Support for our Let’s Go coloring book donation program has been incredible. You purchased enough copies that we have now sent 200 books to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. This is…

Benji-Bay State Savings Bank

Benjie’s Birthday Fundraiser by Bay State Savings Bank

Benjie, the mascot of Bay State Savings Bank, is excited to celebrate his first birthday on June 27. In lieu of gifts, he requests people support an organization near and dear to his heart, NEADS. Donations are tax-deductible, and all funds raised will be used towards training and placing a dog with an individual in Massachusetts. In addition, Bay State Savings Bank will match every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $3,000.