NEADS Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Program
The Trauma Assistance Dog program (TAD) is designed for veterans with diagnosed service-related PTSD from trauma that occurred during active duty.
Program requirements include regular travel to NEADS campus in Princeton, MA for the first year of the program. Applicants should live within a 3-hour drive of the NEADS campus.
How does a NEADS Service Dog help a veteran with PTSD?
What tasks does a NEADS Service Dog perform to help a veteran with PTSD?
Here are three examples:
What to look for in a Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Program
NEADS is one of the first Service Dog organizations to develop a program for veterans with PTSD. Our program was developed in conjunction with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and leading experts in trauma. As a charter member of ADI (Assistance Dog International), NEADS is recognized as an approved Service Dog program by the VA.
This checklist highlight the key features of a successful Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD program.
The application process starts here
If you are a veteran with PTSD from your military service and live within a 3-hour drive of Princeton, MA, the first step in the application and evaluation process is completing this form. Our NEADS Program Development Administrator, Kevin Lambert, US Army veteran, will be in touch in a timely manner.