An archive of select video coverage featuring NEADS staff, clients, and volunteers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keith McGilvery, Fox61: The NEADS "Donut" litter...
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.
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.
Keith McGilvery, Fox61, on the call for Full-time Puppy Raisers in Connecticut:
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 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.
Sarah Guernelli, WPRI, interviews Larry and Colleen Whelpley about their experience raising puppies for NEADS for nearly 13 years.
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.
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 BostonHerald.com.
Featured photo by Amanda Sabga/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald