An archive of select video coverage featuring NEADS staff, clients, and volunteers.
Fox61: Spring Update with Mystic
Fox61's Keith McGilvery has been following Service Dog in Training Mystic since last year, and today he shared an update as part of the station's Morning Bright Spot. There was a hint about an upcoming visit for Mystic to Mystic Pizza.
Spectrum News: NEADS welcomes back Pulling 4 Paws fundraiser
by Cam Jandrow: Instead of baseball, a unique fundraiser filled up Polar Park Sunday afternoon.
Nonprofit NEADS World Class Service Dogs hosted a truck pull, "Pulling 4 Paws."
Teams of 15 played tug-of-war with an 18-wheeler to see who could get the truck over the finish line the fastest.
NEADS is a Princeton-based nonprofit providing service dogs for people with a physical disability, veterans, hearing, as well as children with autism or other developmental disabilities.
Even in the pouring rain, the nonprofit had a full slate of 16 teams for the fundraiser, which they say will go toward the organization and an array of different service dog programs. Watch the segment here.
Fox61: Checking in on NEADS service dog in training Mystic
with Keith McGilvery. NEADS Service Dog in Training Mystic, along with her Puppy Raiser and NEADS staff visited the Fox61 studio. The process of searching for a home and training a service dog takes time. Mystic's trainers say she is growing up fast.
WCVB-TV Chronicle: World Class Service Dogs trained in Princeton, Mass
NEEDHAM, Mass. — Kitty Mahoney experienced sudden and permanent hearing loss in 1997 after a diagnosis of meningitis. At the time, she was raising three young children, and her career was flourishing. She received her canine companion from NEADS to help her with important day-to-day functions.
FOX61: The votes are in, here’s the name of FOX61’s NEADS service puppy
Keith McGilvery, Fox61: NEADS service puppy Mystic graduated from puppy preschool this week and she was dressed to impress with a little pink bow. FOX61 and parent company TEGNA will be sponsoring her as she continues her training.
FOX61: Community gets involved in naming NEADS service dog in training
Keith McGilvery, Fox61: NEADS Service Dog in Training sponsored by Fox61 & the Tegna Foundation needs a name, and that's where Fox61 viewers are coming in.
FOX61: Training begins for NEADS service puppies
Keith McGilvery, Fox61: The NEADS "Donut" litter...
FOX61: FOX61 to sponsor potential NEADS World Class Service Dog
In the coming weeks, FOX61 will be matched with a puppy that we’ll name and follow during service dog training. The hope is that he or she graduates from the program and improves the life of someone with a physical or developmental disability or who is hard of hearing.
Spectrum News 1: Massachusetts organization showcases special bond between trainers, service dogs
Devin Bates: This week is International Assistance Dog Week, and one local organization is showcasing the special bond their dogs have with trainers and clients.
Meghan O'Brien, a trainer at NEADS World Class Service Dogs, wanted to become a dog trainer because it combines two of her favorite things: working with animals and helping people.
Fox 61: Puppy raisers hope for CT residents to take part
Keith McGilvery, Fox61, on the call for Full-time Puppy Raisers in Connecticut:
7 News Boston: Quack, quack, bark? Service dogs get training aboard Duck Boats
Sam Bleiweis | 7 News Boston: Boston Duck Boat Tours welcomes Service Dogs and Service Dogs in Training as they mark a milestone - celebrating 10 years of giving back to NEADS... Watch the video here.
NBC Connecticut: Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers to Raise and Train Service Dogs
NBC CT: "Do you have the time and compassion to open up your heart and home to a little puppy? If you're able to do this, you would also be helping someone with a disability...." Full story:
Spectrum News: NEADS service dogs applauds Walmart over decision to remove fake service dog vests from stores and online
Ana Bottary | Spectrum News: NEADS World Class Service Dogs is applauding Walmart over its decision to remove fake service dog vests from its stores and online.
Cathy Zemaitis, NEADS director of development, said they received a photo of the fake service dog vests on display inside a Walmart from one of their clients and they took immediate action. They contacted Assistance Dogs International, who wrote a letter to Walmart on their behalf stating their displeasure with these items being sold. Watch the story here.
WPRI.com: Nonprofit seeks volunteers to raise and train service dogs
Sarah Guernelli, WPRI, interviews Larry and Colleen Whelpley about their experience raising puppies for NEADS for nearly 13 years.