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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…


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…


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.

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NEADS Breeding Center Property Offers Unique Training Opportunity for Sterling Fire Department

Prior to beginning construction on the new NEADS Breeding Center, two existing structures on the property were scheduled for demolition. Recognizing a unique opportunity, NEADS CEO Gerry DeRoche offered the Sterling Fire Department the buildings for training purposes before the demolition. And so, over the course of several evenings, Sterling fire fighters had the chance to train under very realistic conditions.

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We Dunked the Boss

October 2020: This year, while NEADS did not host its Pulling 4 Paws fundraising event, during which teams compete to see who can pull a truck the fastest, NEADS CEO, Gerry DeRoche, kept the team spirit alive when he stepped up for a Dunk Tank challenge, Are We Dunkin’ the Boss?


Martin and Kelly NEADS to Keep Six Feet Away

NEADS was pleased to welcome friends Martin and Kelly for a virtual concert through Facebook Live on Friday, Sept. 18. Not a bad way to spend a Friday night in!


Puppy Love – NEADS Puppy Raisers

When you bring an eight-week-old puppy into your home, it quickly becomes part of your life. You love it, watch it grow, invest time in housebreaking and basic training. And…