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Supporting the Mission: The Patterson Foundation

Powerful connections are made through NEADS Nation. The Patterson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Patterson Dental, has been a generous donor to NEADS. Most recently, the Foundation supported the NEADS…

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Raising a Superhero: Sue Feit and Knight

“It’s really rewarding to help prepare a dog to be a superhero,” muses NEADS board member and volunteer Sue Feit. And she knows: as Weekend Puppy Raisers, Sue and her…


Changing a Life: Patrick and Service Dog Knight

It’s been a year now since Patrick met Service Dog Knight. Patrick still works as a specialist at an Apple Store. He still lives in his North Shore condo. His…

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Celebrating our Spring 2022 Graduates, Part 1

We are planning our next live graduation April 2023, at which time we will celebrate three classes, including our Spring 2022 graduates. In the meantime, we very much want to…

Military Families Magazine: Rapid fire

Melissa M. Stewart | Military Families Magazine: Q&A with a veteran and his best friend. Despite hearing aids and a cochlear implant, Army veteran Stephen Hood’s hearing was rapidly deteriorating,…

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Worcester Business Journal: Four-legged battle buddies: NEADS service dogs help veterans

Sloan M. Perron, Worcester Business Journal, interviews NEADS client Cliff Comptois, NEADS Trainer Tyler Gribi, and NEADS Veterans Services Representative, Katie Hanna. Read the article here.


A Story about Parting Ways with the Dog You Just Raised

For Puppy Raiser Ed Nobrega, the hardest part early on (Fritz, weekend dog; Judy, weekend dog then full-time for 4 months (Phoenix beta)) when letting the dog go was not knowing whether the dog would make the cut after completing training and wondering what would happen to the dog….

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NEADS Veteran Clients on the Move

Thanks to so many veteran clients who have shared their special moments with us over the last few months. We love seeing what everyone is up to. Jed tied the…

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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…