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Chris Heinel Golf Tournament – Supporting NEADS for 22 Years

Cheers to another successful Chris Heinel Golf Tournament!  For the past 22 years, our friends and supporters in Downington, Pennsylvania have organized a fun-filled, sports star-studded, day of golf at…

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What Does a Classroom Assistance Dog Do?

We’re sometimes asked about the difference between a Service Dog, an Assistance Dog for the Classroom and a pet therapy dog. While on the surface they may appear similar, there…


Boston Globe GRANT Program 2018

Did an envelope from the Boston Globe arrive in your mailbox this week? Or an email in your inbox? If you are a Boston Globe print or digital subscriber, you probably received a letter…


Year of the NEADS Dog Month 4 – Training Advances and the Gentle Leader

Our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us, continues with the next big step for our puppy – practicing its obedience around different types of medical equipment and learning to wear a Gentle Leader.

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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 service dogs in…


Ask the Vet: Considering Pet Insurance

When bringing home a new pet, most people have a variety of things they need to acquire, from a new, soft bed to plenty of nutritious food.
We at BluePearl Veterinary Partners would love for you to add one more item to that list: pet insurance.

(042918 Fitchburg, MA) Derek Blake, 9 1/2 kisses his social dog Jean during NEADS service dog graduation ceremony in Fitchburg on Sunday,April 29, 2018. Staff Photo by Nancy Lane

Congratulations, Spring 2018 Graduates

On April 29, NEADS staff, Board, volunteer puppy raisers, friends, family members, and supporters came together to celebrate 18 of our newest Service Dog teams at the Spring 2018 Graduation.…

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Boston Marathon Runners Raise Over $17,000 for NEADS

Thank you to the Boston Marathon runners who ran for NEADS: Kelly Salem, Shaun Mezzetti, and Scott Magoon. You made it – rain, wind, and all – and we are…


Rescue at the Copley

On April 14, a sold-out crowd of children and their parents gathered at the Fairmont Copley Plaza for an inspiring afternoon story time and book signing event from the authors…

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And They Pulled for Paws

We asked you to show us your muscle, and you sure came through! On Saturday, April 14, 16 teams took part in the 2nd Pulling 4 Paws Truck Pull to…