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Rescue is an “Uncle”

One year ago, on April 3, 2018, Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship hit the shelves and Rescue, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes started the most exciting and meaningful ride of their lives.

Sarah + Edison #5

Bath time to special treats to special memories… Find out what’s next in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

Sarah + Edison #4

California-bound… riding in a Tesla… practicing commands… Find out what’s next in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

Prison PUP Program – a Win-Win Situation

Laura Galvani has been involved with the NEADS Prison PUP Program for 15 years. One of her responsibilities is to work closely with NEADS trainers and staff to make sure the program runs smoothly. Laura recently shared her views about the program based on her personal experiences…

Treat Drive for National Dog Biscuit Day

Just in time for National Dog Biscuit Day on Saturday, NEADS is kicking off a treat drive. Can you help us reach our goal of 200 bags of top-quality, high value treats? Our preferred treats are: Blue Buffalo Blue Sizzlers Bacon-Style Dog Treats Blue Buffalo BLUE Bits Training Dog Treats Merrick Mini Naturals Dog Treats…

Sarah + Edison #3

All about treats… time with friends… a good vet checkup… which toy will he pick? Find out what’s next in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

Supporter Spotlight: Nylabone

Each year since 2014, Nylabone has donated about 80 to 90 bones for NEADS for use in the Prison PUP Program. These chewing bones keep the dogs happy when off duty by providing mental stimulation and healthy by keeping their teeth clean.

Sarah + Edison #2

Picking up dropped items… “better go now”… Edison’s working gear… Find out what’s next in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

Meet the Staff: Bailey Sullivan

Get to know the NEADS staff in this occasional series. Today, please meet Bailey Sullivan – Assistant Breeding and Puppy Development Coordinator.

Welcoming the Pioneer Litter

We’re happy to introduce our first NEADS-bred, born, and raised litter of purpose-bred dogs. On November 21, Acadia gave birth to 10 healthy puppies. For the first eight weeks, nursery staff members worked hard to lay the foundation for Service Dog work through a comprehensive early socialization program. This included puppy massages, crate exercises, and exposure to a variety of objects and people, sounds, smells, and plenty of cuddles and kisses.