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Reading with Rescue in Worcester

It was early Thursday morning, and excitement and anticipation filled the air as children from Quinsigamond School in Worcester waited for the arrival of some very special guests. Authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, along with NEADS Service Dog Rescue, were visiting the school to share their inspirational story of Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing…

Chris Heinel Golf Tournament – Supporting NEADS for 22 Years

Cheers to another successful Chris Heinel Golf Tournament!  For the past 22 years, our friends and supporters in Downington, Pennsylvania have organized a fun-filled, sports star-studded, day of golf at the lovely Downingtown Country Club…all to benefit NEADS.

What Does a Classroom Assistance Dog Do?

We’re sometimes asked about the difference between a Service Dog, an Assistance Dog for the Classroom and a pet therapy dog. While on the surface they may appear similar, there are three key differences.

Boston Globe GRANT Program 2018

Did an envelope from the Boston Globe arrive in your mailbox this week? Or an email in your inbox? If you are a Boston Globe print or digital subscriber, you probably received a letter from the Globe about its generous GRANT (Globe Readers And Non-profits Together) program which supports local nonprofits. You can help NEADS get free advertising in the Globe…

Year of the NEADS Dog Month 4 – Training Advances and the Gentle Leader

Our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us, continues with the next big step for our puppy – practicing its obedience around different types of medical equipment and learning to wear a Gentle Leader.

Supporter Spotlight: Carrying on the Work of Dr. Ovitsky

The Dr. Dennis J. Ovitsky Veterinary Care Fund was established in Dr. Ovitsky’s memory by his family upon his passing in 2008 for the purpose of treating service dogs in our training program with severe or unusual medical conditions. Dr. Ovitsky served on the NEADS Board of Directors from 1991 until his passing, and was actively involved…

Ask the Vet: Considering Pet Insurance

When bringing home a new pet, most people have a variety of things they need to acquire, from a new, soft bed to plenty of nutritious food.
We at BluePearl Veterinary Partners would love for you to add one more item to that list: pet insurance.

Congratulations, Spring 2018 Graduates

On April 29, NEADS staff, Board, volunteer puppy raisers, friends, family members, and supporters came together to celebrate 18 of our newest Service Dog teams at the Spring 2018 Graduation. This graduating class represents a wide range of NEADS Service Dogs, including Service Dogs for Veterans, Service Dogs for individuals with physical disabilities, Service Dogs…

Welcome to the New NEADS Website

We’re very proud to unveil our new, oh-so-modern website that was 48 hours in the making. Yes, 48 hours! Unlike the typical website development process, which can take months and months and cost thousands of dollars, our site was the result of a unique idea and a team of incredible volunteers. Free websites for 48…

Boston Marathon Runners Raise Over $17,000 for NEADS

Thank you to the Boston Marathon runners who ran for NEADS: Kelly Salem, Shaun Mezzetti, and Scott Magoon. You made it – rain, wind, and all – and we are so grateful for your support. WHY THEY RAN. While each of the runners has a different story to tell, they all ran to support NEADS…