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Volunteer Spotlight: David Giammatteo

David Giammatteo of Westminster, MA has always been a dog person—in fact, his friends call him a “dog whisperer” for his ability to communicate with dogs of all kinds. That certainly comes in handy for David, who volunteers in the NEADS Canine Center and Early Learning Center (ELC). As a Canine Center volunteer, Dave works…

Sarah + Edison #12

Take me out to the ball game… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

NEADS at the PawSox

NEADS Nation was out in full force at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI for the June 23 PawSox game against the Indianapolis Indians. It was a beautiful day for a baseball game, and NEADS was honored to be a part of the pregame ceremonies. Thanks to all of the clients, puppy raisers, and other supporters…

Sarah + Edison #11

Healthy snacks, a helping hand, a rock-star traveler. Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

Ask the Vet: Summer Safety Tips

The warm summer months invite us to get outside to run, walk, or play with our beloved and eager dogs. The following tips will help ensure it’s a fun, safe summer for your pets. Hot Weather Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water and access to shade when outside. NEVER LEAVE A…

NEADS Celebrates the Opening of its State-of-the-Art Canine Center

On Saturday, June 1, NEADS hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the completion of its new, state-of-the art Canine Center. NEADS was honored to have special guest Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, guest speaker MA State Representative Kimberly Ferguson, and keynote speaker Congressman Jim McGovern take part in the ceremony. After a short presentation and…

BRAVECTO – and Merck Animal Health – Care

At NEADS, the health of our dogs is crucial. In fact, along with training and temperament, healthcare is one of the three key elements in the making of a World Class Service Dog. Merck Animal Health has supported our healthcare efforts for many years, donating all our vaccines, Bravecto® for dogs over 6 months old,…

Meet that Raiser – Patricia Lage

Patricia has been a puppy raiser since August 2016. She has raised 3 Hearing Dogs, Nettie, Juniper & Berry who have all been placed with their clients and her current Hearing Dog in Training is Patty.

Meet that Raiser – Barbara Laderman

Barbara is now raising her 7th puppy.

Meet that Raiser – Colleen Whelpley

I, along with my husband Larry, have been a puppy raisers since 2007. We have raised 11 puppies, 9 service dogs, 1 furloughed and raising Barley now.