From Our Blog

Meet that Raiser – Jean Roche

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

Meet that Raiser – Mary Jean Mahoney

Mary Jean has been a Weekend Puppy Raiser for one year. Alice is her first puppy.

Meet that Raiser – Lisa Grandin

Lisa has been a puppy raiser for 10 years and has raised 7 pups.

Meet that Raiser – Dana Chalberg

Dana been a Weekend Puppy Raiser since October 2018. Reilly is her second pup. He came home for his first weekend on August 2nd.

Blue-Green Algae Blooms

With the warm weather we have been experiencing, the risk of blue-green algae blooms (cyanobacteria) in some ponds, lakes and rivers is increasing.  Here are some tips to keep you and your dog safe: What is cyanobacteria? Cyanobacteria or blue-green algae forms in freshwater when temperatures are warm, there is plenty of sunlight, and excess…

You’re Invited to a (Virtual) Puppy Shower

NEADS dog Acadia has had her second litter, and we’re welcoming the newest members of the NEADS family with a virtual Puppy Shower. Puppies need a lot of supplies, and the NEADS nursery staff has put together a wish list of items they and the puppies could use. For puppy care and keeping the nursery…

Justice Fetches the Phone

Jennifer was matched with Service Dog Justice in the summer of 2013. Since that time, they have shared many experiences together. One of the most-frequently asked questions I get is “What does your Service Dog do for you?” There are many stories I can tell, including this, which just happened the other day: While scooting…

Ask the Vet: Cannabis and Dogs

With the increased use of medical marijuana and the nationwide loosening of legal restrictions on the use of marijuana, there is an increased danger of harmful exposure to dogs and cats. To prevent accidental harm to our Service Dogs, NEADS has prepared the following information: Dogs and cats can be poisoned by cannabis (marijuana) by…

Volunteer Spotlight: David Giammatteo

David Giammatteo of Westminster, MA has always been a dog person—in fact, his friends call him a “dog whisperer” for his ability to communicate with dogs of all kinds. That certainly comes in handy for David, who volunteers in the NEADS Canine Center and Early Learning Center (ELC). As a Canine Center volunteer, Dave works…

Sarah + Edison #12

Take me out to the ball game… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.