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Sarah + Edison #15

Puppy cuteness, traveling by car, “say hello”… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Blue-Green Algae Blooms

With the warm weather we have been experiencing, the risk of blue-green algae blooms (cyanobacteria) in some ponds, lakes and rivers is increasing.  Here are some tips to keep you…

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You’re Invited to a (Virtual) Puppy Shower

NEADS dog Acadia has had her second litter, and we’re welcoming the newest members of the NEADS family with a virtual Puppy Shower. Puppies need a lot of supplies, and…

Edison thinks there’s nothing better than his morning breakfast meal of kibble. We hope you have a great Saturday! #day201of365

Sarah + Edison #14

Positive reinforcement, running errands, dragonflies… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Justice Fetches the Phone

Jennifer was matched with Service Dog Justice in the summer of 2013. Since that time, they have shared many experiences together. One of the most-frequently asked questions I get is…

What’s so great about having Edison is that I don’t have to worry about falling if I were to try to pick it up myself. At night my balance is less stable so having Edison there to help is so critical. After he was finished I told him he could go back to bed but he was still watching me to make sure I was OK. If I needed additional assistance, I could ask Edison to bark on command which is another signal that I need help, but luckily I haven’t had to do that thus far. Thanks to Edison for increasing my independence exponentially! I don’t feel nervous at night anymore. #day195of365

Sarah + Edison #13

Stylish haircuts, nudging the door, Edison loves his treats… Learn about this and more in Sarah’s chronicle of life with Edison. For daily updates, follow them on Instagram, @edison_365_sd.

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Ask the Vet: Cannabis and Dogs

With the increased use of medical marijuana and the nationwide loosening of legal restrictions on the use of marijuana, there is an increased danger of harmful exposure to dogs and…

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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…

Edison had to have a squishy face to fit in our @lyft ride this morning! Don’t worry, he was very comfortable. I requested the Luxury option so we were riding in style, which I thought would make our ride much smoother. Unfortunately, the driver tried to refuse my ride claiming he “didn’t want the dog to mess up his $10,000 interior.” Lyft deems this behavior unacceptable and have very strict standards when it comes to refusing a service dog. They refunded my money for that ride and they will be taking further action to address the issue. I am very satisfied about how everything was handled but they still have a long way to go in order to stop this from happening entirely. #day177of365

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.

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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…