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Ask the Vet: Holiday Hazards for Pets

November and December are filled with fun holiday celebrations, but an unexpected trip to the vet can instantly spoil the cheer. From turkey bones to tinsel, veterinarians treat dozens of pets who have swallowed holiday-related items. So, this holiday season, our veterinarian partners at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are offering pet owners a few…

78th Graduation Recognizes 21 New Service Dog Teams

NEADS held its 78th Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, November 3 at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (“Monty Tech”). Supported by family, friends, NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and other supporters, NEADS Service Dog teams spoke about living with a Service Dog during a moving ceremony to celebrate their life-changing partnerships. This fall’s graduating class represents a…

18 Consecutive 4-Star Ratings from Charity Navigator

NEADS’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 17th consecutive time that NEADS has earned this top distinction. In fact, with only one other organization that has received as many, NEADS is at the very top of the 10 Charities with the Most Consecutive 4-Star Ratings list.

NEADS Nation Gets Dressed for World Class Service Dogs

“It takes an extraordinary dog to make an ordinary life,” Katelynne Steinke, with NEADS Service Dog Jones, told guests at the October 18th Get Dressed. Give Back. fundraiser for NEADS. She then demonstrated, by asking for a show of hands, how everyone in the room was, in one way or another, part of the extraordinary…

Meet that Raiser – Stephanie Corte

Jean has been a Weekend Puppy Raiser for 2 years and will soon start her 4th dog.

Meet that Raiser – Stephen and Jenn Newbold

Jean has been a Weekend Puppy Raiser for 2 years and will soon start her 4th dog.

Meet that Raiser – Amalia DeAngelis

Jean has been a Weekend Puppy Raiser for 2 years and will soon start her 4th dog.

Meet that Raiser – Beth Gebhardt

Jean has been a Weekend Puppy Raiser for 2 years and will soon start her 4th dog.

Remembering NEADS Volunteer Daniel Rice III, VMD

Dr. Daniel Rice III was a volunteer at NEADS for almost 11 years. He started off as a kennel volunteer, after his retirement from his 40-year career as a veterinarian in Holden, MA. He passed away on August 23rd, at the age of 86. NEADS staff contributed the following remembrances of Dr. Rice. Dr. Dan, as…

Sarah + Edison #15

Puppy cuteness, traveling by car, “say hello”… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.