Due to the uncertainty related to COVID-19, in-person graduations will not be held for the foreseeable future. As much as we love gathering in person to celebrate the accomplishments of our clients and everyone involved in raising our World Class Service Dogs, our priority is the health and safety of clients, staff, volunteers, donors, and all who are involved in graduation.
Until we are able to safely resume our live graduations, we will continue to recognize our newly matched teams virtually.
At NEADS, a “graduation” is an event that celebrates the partnership between a client and his or her Service Dog.
Twice each year, we take time out to honor our most recent Service Dog teams. These events allow family, friends and the general public to hear firsthand from our clients how a NEADS dog has changed their life. We also like to recognize the many people who are involved in the breeding, training, and placement of our dogs: staff, volunteers, donors, and other supporters.
Every year, we also present the NEADS Spirit Award. The NEADS Spirit Award is given annually to a volunteer or group of volunteers who passionately excuse the energy, values, and commitment to our mission over an extended period of time.
Highlights of Our Recent Graduations
The NEADS Spirit Award
The NEADS Spirit Award is given annually to a volunteer or group of volunteers who passionately excuse the energy, values, and commitment to our mission over an extended period of time.
Graduation Event Sponsorship
Please consider sponsoring one of our moving, emotional graduation events. Hundreds of dog lovers, veterans, families and disability advocates attend our events. We honor our sponsors with visual recognition that our attendees can't miss! If you would like to sponsor a graduation, please contact us.