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How much do you really know about the early lives of NEADS puppies?

Discover your level of puppy and breeding knowledge and learn a little *or a lot* along the way. Get ready for some serious cuteness!


NEADS Trainer Tyler Gribi

Our trainers must successfully complete a two-year apprenticeship program. This program covers all aspects of canine behavior and service dog training as well as mastering skills for instructing inmate handlers…

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Spirit Award 2021 – Pam Murray

Each spring, NEADS presents its Spirit Award to a volunteer or group of volunteers who passionately exudes the energy, values, and commitment to our mission over an extended period of…

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Grace and Blue –Then and Now

Grace was matched with Blue, a NEADS Service Dog for Autism, in 2017. We recently caught up with Grace and her parents, Corwin and Renee, and were so inspired by…

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Supporter Spotlight: Endeavor Films

Last summer, Endeavor Films approached us with an offer to produce a video for NEADS. We needed Full-Time Puppy Raisers at the time, and felt that a video could be a helpful tool in recruiting new volunteers. The Endeavor production crew worked with NEADS staff and three Puppy Raisers, shooting hours of interviews and on-location footage that they were able to distill into a visual, moving, and engaging story.

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Viva Vegas

Guest author Elena Arranz Alonso writes, I hope you didn’t come to this article expecting some glowing yet realistic review of Las Vegas, NV. This is not your lucky day. This article is about a Service Dog in Training named Vegas…


NEADS Earns 19th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

NEADS’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 19th consecutive year that NEADS has earned this distinction, making the organization one of the longest-standing nonprofits to hold the rating and placing it at the top of Charity Navigator’s 10 Charities with the Most Consecutive 4-Star Ratings list.


Supporter Spotlight: The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

In September 2020, NEADS was awarded a $50,000 Activation Fund grant for a Behavioral Check List (BCL) space to be built in the new Breeding Center. This space will be used to test puppies to determine their eligibility to enter NEADS’ training programs and join the next generation of NEADS World Class Service Dogs.

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Racing for Heroes: Interview with Kevin Lambert

Kevin Lambert of NEADS World Class Service Dogs speaks about service animals for the veteran community.