Service Dogs of the Game 2022

September 30, 2022

NEADS was well-represented at Fenway Park this past summer. As part of the Boston Red Sox Service Dog of the Game program, which NEADS has supported since 2019, several NEADS Service Dog teams have been honored in pregame, on-field ceremonies during Tuesday home games throughout the season.

This year, eight NEADS Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs have been recognized.

  • NEADS Assistance Dog for the Classroom Morrissey, who works alongside NEADS client Danielle Lambert;
  • NEADS Assistance Dog for the Courthouse Chief, who works with victims of trauma or abuse in the Bristol County District Attorney’s office with his human partner Samantha Dias;
  • NEADS Service Dog for Hearing June, who lives with NEADS client and Air Force veteran Bill O’Connell;
  • NEADS Assistance Dog Dusty, who works with her partner Detective Daniele Fortunato in the Harvard, Mass. Police Department;
  • NEADS Assistance Dog Gleason, who with his human partner Tracey Stoll works with young adults with autism spectrum disorder;
  • NEADS Service Dog Knight, who helps his human partner Patrick Cogan live independently;
  • NEADS Service Dog Vegas, who lives with NEADS client David Berube so he can live life independently and with greater confidence.
  • Assistance Dog for the Classroom Jonesy, who works with Chris Brouillard and students at Mill Pond school, supports students as they build academic, social and emotional skills in the classroom.

“The Red Sox Service Dog of the Game program is a great way to pay tribute to the contributions working dogs make in their communities,” said NEADS CEO Gerry DeRoche. “We’re thankful to have been involved with this program since 2019, and to the Boston Red Sox for their recognition of the valuable work these dogs do.”