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Review for National Education For Assistance Dog Services Inc, Princeton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has been doing this for 34 years now and I have no met a better group of people that truly care and willing to go the next step to make your experience with them and the handling training with your new dog a warm and welcoming one. They have Kathy Forman that reviews your application and interviews you for the possibility person with an uncanny nack for matching the personalities of the client and the dog. I believe so much in this organizations mission that I started a chapter of NEADS in my home state of IL. Advocating for disabled Americans and their Service Dog. Plus raising money for the services provided to clients of NEADS. The program they put every dog through touches peoples lives through out the two years it take to get a mature Internationally qualified service dog. From the prison system and inmates that help rehabilitate during the daily training sessions to the puppy parents that volunteer to take a dog out for the weekend and get them interactions in the public. Then it is passed forward with each client that is matched with a dog.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting matched with a Service dog named Cowboy. Through a program called Canines for Combat Veterans (CCV). This program has been established to help Veterans with physical and psychological disabilities such as PTSD and TBI.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give more money so they can expand to the mid-region and help more people with more output of qualified service dogs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the quality of training and the love my dog Cowboy has for me and my family. You can see he was cared for and loved everyday of his life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Warm hearted dedicated individuals that care about what they are doing everyday!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the organization to multiple locations in the nation and have more dogs thoroughly trained to get to the over whelming need for disabled Americans.

Ways to make it better...

I decided to fill-out the application sooner!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the downward slop of the economy and the fact that each dog training costs money and they go out the door to each disabled person no matter if the money is raised or not.

One thing I'd also say is that...

if you ever wanted to get involved with and organization this is one to do so. If your a breeder you can donate a puppy that will be flown in for free to volunteering you time to help spread the word.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & I recieved my service dog named Cowboy!!.