Service Dogs

NEADS trains a wide range of Service Dogs to meet the needs of people with a variety of disabilities or hearing loss. 

Deaf & Hearing Loss

Our Hearing Dogs are specially trained to alert human partners to the source of a sound.

Classroom, Therapy & Ministry

Our uniquely trained dogs engage and inspire a practitioner's community.


Our Service Dogs for Veterans (formerly Canines for Combat Veterans) program is designed to help the growing population of veterans who could benefit from canine assistance.

Children with a Disability

Service Dogs for children perform many of the same tasks they can for adults, and offer our younger clients greater independence.

Physical Disability

Our Service Dogs assist people by performing everyday tasks like picking up dropped items, opening doors, and more.

Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

Service Dogs for children assist those between the ages of 8-16 who are on the autism spectrum or who have other developmental disabilities. Each dog is trained to do specific tasks to meet the needs of the child with whom it is matched.