From Our Blog

Supporter Spotlight: The Story Behind the Boxes

A huge thank you to Boutwell, Owens, a Fitchburg-based printing and packaging company and the creative minds behind our Service Dog “stuffy” packaging. For the last three years, NEADS has honored Service Dogs with a Service Dog “stuffy” package. The first one, in 2015, told the story of Service Dog Rescue, complete with a stuffed…

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Boston’s Prudential Tower Shines Blue and Red for NEADS

On Saturday, December 16, NEADS staff, clients, and volunteers gathered at the Prudential Center to flip the switch to light up Boston as part of the annual 31 Nights of Light program. The top of Prudential Tower beamed red and blue in support of our World Class Service Dogs, many of whom were in attendance.…

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Meet the Staff: Amanda Charbonneau

Get to know the NEADS staff in this occasional series. Today, please meet Amanda Charbonneau, Client Support Coordinator. When did you start working at NEADS? I started working at NEADS on Dec. 28th 2015. I’m almost at my 2 year mark! What brought you to NEADS? NEADS offered me a job where I could be…

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Supporter Spotlight: Ed Turner, Illustrator

For five years, Ed Turner illustrated the NEADS holiday cards, and this year produced our holiday dog with skates. He also created a new series of realistic dog watercolors for NEADS, which are now available as note cards in the NEADS shop. Ed is a big fan of NEADS, and we all appreciate his work…

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#GivingTuesday 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we would like to draw attention to Tuesday, November 28. Called #GivingTuesday, this global giving movement is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday…

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Ask the Vet: Protecting Pets from the Winter Cold

As the temperature drops, it can make life unpleasant for everyone – including our four-legged friends. That’s why owners need take precautions to protect them when the mercury dips below freezing. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend the winter months huddled inside. Here are some ways to protect pets from conditions such as…

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Congratulations, Fall 2017 Graduates!

On November 5, NEADS staff, Board, volunteer puppy raisers, friends, family members, and supporters came together to recognize 24 of our newest Service Dog teams at the Fall 2017 Graduation. Stacy Berloff, with NEADS Service Dog Billy, and Myra Berloff, Stacy’s mother and former Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, were the guest speakers.…

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Get Dressed. Give Back.

What a fabulous evening! On October 13, nearly 150 people (and Service Dogs and Dogs in Training!) joined us at The Exchange Center, on Boston’s historic waterfront, for our 3rd annual night of fashion and fun. Guests were treated to informal modeling featuring more than a dozen Boston Fashion Week designers, including a brand-new, never-before-seen…

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The 5th Annual Fore Paws Golf Classic

On Monday, Sept. 11, we gathered for an exceptional day of golf for a fantastic cause. Thank you to all of you who participated in this annual event – golfers, sponsors, and volunteers. And a special thanks to NEADS Service Dogs Cash and Jones, as well as NEADS Hearing Dog June for welcoming our golfing…

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Ask the Vet: Protecting Your Dog from Ticks

There are many delightful things about spending time with your dog during autumn’s cooler weather, from hikes in the woods to excursions to the local farmer’s market. One not so delightful aspect? Ticks and other pests that can cause discomfort or disease to your dog. As you may know, ticks can carry some dangerous diseases,…

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