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Dr Ovitsky

Supporter Spotlight: Carrying on the Work of Dr. Ovitsky

The Dr. Dennis J. Ovitsky Veterinary Care Fund was established in Dr. Ovitsky’s memory by his family upon his passing in 2008 for the purpose of treating NEADS Service Dogs…

Advocates for SErvice Dogs

Fake Service Dogs Put at Risk Those Who Need Them Most

NEADS Chief Development and Programs Officer Cathy Zemaitis is passionate about the growing problem and negative impacts of fake Service Dogs on persons with disabilities who are partnered with legitimate…

Pulling 4 Paws 2023

And They Pulled 4 Paws – 2023 Truck Pull

The rain and chill did not deter our 15 amazing teams from competing with all their might in the 2023 Pulling 4 Paws Truck Pull. Team NEMLEC-K9 prevailed in the…

pawsitively strong

Pawsitively Strong Fund, 10 years later

In the aftermath of the Boston marathon bombings, Susan and Mike Curtin were moved to take action and approached NEADS with the idea of creating a fund to provide Service…

Dogs and Quilts

Recognizing NEADS Volunteers, Part 3

April 2023 In Part 3 of our Volunteer Recognition series, we shine a spotlight on some of the behind-the-scenes volunteers who make NEADS possible, including photographers, clients, and community groups.…

4 pups on a bridge

Recognizing NEADS Volunteers, Part 2

April 2023 In part 2 of our Volunteer Recognition series we focus on our Full-Time and Weekend Puppy Raisers, who play a vital role in the development of a NEADS…

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Recognizing NEADS Volunteers, Part 1

April 2023 Volunteers are the heart and soul of the NEADS community. No matter what role they play – Puppy Raisers, Puppy Sitters, Canine Center and Breeding Center volunteers, Board…

Puppies in flight

Taking Flight

In the fall of 2022, NEADS bred one of our broods, Cameron, to a stud dog named Felix from Southeastern Guide Dogs (SEGD). As part of our agreement, Southeastern Guide Dogs, located in Palmetto, FL, was to receive a female puppy from Cameron’s litter when the puppy was eight weeks old. (The litter, born on November 24, was aptly named the Thanksgiving Dinner litter.) Gravy* was selected as the SEGD puppy.

Boston Duck Tours 4-24-22 photo Tracy Kelly (8)

Ten Years of Ducks for Dogs

When Boston Duck Tours came onboard as a NEADS supporter in 2012, it was the beginning of a special partnership that has only grown stronger over the last decade. “When…