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Service Dog Ambassadors: Serving NEADS

You may have met one of NEADS’ Service Dog Ambassadors. If you have, you’ve seen a highly trained World Class Service Dog in action, calm, confident, and impressing the heck…

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Jared and Trauma Assistance Dog Jeter

NEADS asked U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jared Wimberly to explain how Trauma Assistance Dog (TAD) Jeter works with him to calm and ground him. TAD Dogs learn specialized task work…

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More than Just Loving a Dog

Because we see ourselves as dog lovers, we fall in love with the NEADS dog instead of with the work we do. The secret to letting go of the dog is to fall in love with the work, fall in love with the reasons for raising the dog in the first place. Being a dog raiser asks you to rise above average, to turn that love of dogs into a gift that you give away instead of keeping it for yourself.

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Sisters in Service: Interview with Katie Hanna

NEADS Client Services Specialist Katie Hanna US Army (Ret) discusses NEADS® World Class Service Dogs and the veteran community.

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Veterans on the Move: Interview with Katie Hanna

NEADS Client Services Specialist Katie Hanna US Army (Ret) discusses NEADS® World Class Service Dogs and the veteran community.

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Veterans’ Voice: Interview with Katie Hanna

NEADS Client Services Specialist Katie Hanna US Army (Ret) and Katy Harrison Ostroff, Manager of NEADS Client Services discuss NEADS® World Class Service Dogs and the veteran community.

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NEADS Then and Now, Part 1

For 45 years, NEADS has been committed to providing World Class Service Dogs to meet the growing and changing needs of our clients. In this video, NEADS Director of Canine…

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45 Years of Changing Lives

Today, NEADS offers the widest array of programs in the industry while still holding true to our core mission of producing Service Dogs for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud of our reputation as a pioneer, leader, and innovator. As we celebrate our 45th year, we thought it only fitting to let our World Class Service Dogs tell our history

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82nd Graduation Recognizes 17 New Service Dog and Assistance Dog Teams

NEADS held its 82nd Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, November 7 at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (“Monty Tech”). Supported by family, friends, NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and other supporters,…