Video Coverage

An archive of select video coverage featuring NEADS staff, clients, and volunteers.

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.

Watch the interview here.

WCVB-TV: Wake up call from NEADS

WCVB-TV: Wake Up Call

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:

Watch on NBC CT.

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. 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.

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WCVB-TV: Urgent need for puppy raisers: Can you help raise pooch that will become service dog?

Matt Reed, WCVB-TV: On the never-ending list of things impacted by the pandemic, there is an urgent need in Massachusetts for volunteers to raise puppies that will eventually become service dogs. The puppy raisers just need the time and willingness to show the pups the ropes... Watch the story here. Assistance dog in Arlington eases back-to-school stress in kids

Alexi Cohan | Boston Herald: A special furry friend in Caroline Thom’s third grade classroom at John A. Bishop Elementary School in Arlington is easing back-to-school pandemic worries among students who spent much of the last year and a half learning remotely... Full story on

Featured photo by Amanda Sabga/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald

WBZ | CBS Boston: “It’s so worth it” – Volunteer Puppy Raisers at NEADS

Rachel Holt, WBZ | CBS Boston: 7-month-old Broadway is a service dog in training and the hope is that after learning commands, he will be ready to help change someone’s life for the better. Original story on CBS Boston.

Spectrum News 1: NEADS building new $2.6 million puppy breeding center

Katie Benoit, Spectrum News 1: A big project is underway for NEADS World Class Service Dogs in Princeton. The non-profit is building a breeding center for their puppies. The pen is kind of like a puppy pre-school. They're experiencing sounds, surfaces, and socialization before being sent to service dog training. Watch the story here.

Fox61: Assistance Dog Morrissey Graduates

Keith McGilvery, FOX61, has been following the journey of one NEADS dog, Morrissey, and returns to NEADS to meet with his new partner. Watch the story here.

Boston Herald: Where’s the Puppy Love?

By Meghan Ottolini, Boston Herald: As the state budget showdown looms on Beacon Hill, state Rep. Kimberly Ferguson is fighting to help fund NEADS — a nonprofit that places service dogs with veterans nationwide.

“The amazing work that the animals are trained to do is, in some cases, lifesaving,” Ferguson told the Herald.

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KSHB: Tips for finding a service dog

Interview with NEADS staff offer advice for finding a Service Dog.


WCVB-TV: Wake Up Call

Monday's Wake Up Call comes from NEADS World Class Service Dogs.