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The Worcester Fire Department – 22 Puppies Named, and Counting

Over the last 13 years, the Worcester Fire Department (WFD) has named 22 puppies through charitable donations to their annual Worcester Firefighters 6K (WFD6K), which began in 2000 following the…

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Finding Purpose through NEADS

by Sage, Former NEADS Prison PUP Handler You would have had to have known the person I was before prison to fully grasp the impact the NEADS program has had…

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Changing Lives from Maine – Why I’m a NEADS Puppy Raiser

by Sue Walsh, NEADS Maine Puppy Raiser since 2009 Everyone has their story of how or why they became a NEADS Puppy Raiser; mine started nearly 15 years ago. I…

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Meeting Service Dog Chester and Mike

By Sue Walsh, NEADS Maine Puppy Raiser since 2009 I always knew that Chester would graduate, although NEADS Trainer Dave was always honest about the high standards NEADS had, and…

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2024 Pulling 4 Paws: And the Winner Is…

On April 28, 13 amazing teams competed with all their might in the 2024 Pulling 4 Paws Truck Pull. We were delighted to see so many returning teams, their enthusiasm undeterred by last year’s cold and wet conditions. It is a testament to the community’s dedication to the NEADS mission.

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Thanks to Our Volunteers

NEADS appreciates our volunteers, not just during National Volunteer Week, but all year long. We couldn’t do what we without you! THANK YOU to our incredible Puppy Raisers. You dedicate…

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Everything I Need, and More

By NEADS client Tammie DeCroteau I was diagnosed with MS nearly 25 years ago, just months after the birth of my twin girls. I can remember the day I experienced…

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Puppy Raising the NEADS Way: Support Makes the Difference

NEADS volunteer Puppy Raisers play a vital role in raising future Service Dogs by providing loving homes and crucial socialization for our dogs in training. While the joy of caring…

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Meet Kona, the Service Dog for Hearing

From GBH News: This service dog changed a woman’s life after losing her hearing. After Kate Weaver lost much of her hearing, she turned to a service dog to bridge…

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