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You can almost see Sully thinking, “Oh the places I’ll go.”

The Places They Go

One of the most important jobs a Puppy Raiser has is to help the NEADS dogs feel comfortable in many different situations, around many people. They do this by making sure they have plenty of real-world exposure to different sights, sounds, and people.

But what does that look like day to day? Dana, who has raised two puppies for NEADS and is currently raising her third puppy, shares a few highlights of her puppy raising experience with the two pups she’s raised. What a journey!

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NEADS Loves Harbor Sweets

Donor Spotlight: Phyllis LeBlanc and Harbor Sweets This month, we’re fortunate to be the recipient of a fundraiser by Harbor Sweets, one of our all-time favorite chocolatiers based in nearby…

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It Takes an Extraordinary Dog…

“It takes an extraordinary dog to give someone an ordinary life.” – Katelynne Steinke and NEADS Service Dog Jones

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NEADS Supports New DOT Rules for Flying with Service Dogs

NEADS has long called for the critical need for a nationally recognized, legitimate Service Dog certification to prevent Service Dog fraud. On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation…

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A Day in the Life of a NEADS Dog on Campus

Ever wonder how NEADS dogs spend their days when they come back to campus for their final training? Hawkins Canine Center staff and NEADS Trainers work hard to keep the…

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Spirit Award 2020 – Dr. Cynthia Crosson

Each year, 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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Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

As we observe Veterans Day, a day which celebrates the service of all US military veterans, and National Veterans and Military Families Month this November, NEADS would especially like to…

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Vegas and the Nudge Board Part 2

Service Dog in Training Vegas tests out a brand new nudge board as he learns how to turn light switches on and off.

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Vegas and the Nudge Board Part 1

Service Dog in Training Vegas tests out a brand new nudge board as he learns how to turn light switches on and off.