Neads in the news - 2006
Trained by Inmates, New Best Friends for Disabled Veterans
Rainbow looks like any other Labrador retriever, but she is not a pet. Trained by a prison inmate, her mission is to help Roland Paquette, an injured veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan, stay on his new feet, the ones he got after an explosion destroyed his legs.
Celebration of love - Dogs help disabled veterans enjoy life
For Army Staff Sgt. Roland Paquette, yesterday's 30th anniversary celebration and fall graduation of the National Education for Assistance Dog Services marks a beginning.
Retriever is golden at job
In many ways, the crimp-eared golden retriever Elliott is just as imperfect as the children and adolescents he helps: He can be lackadaisical, he sometimes has problems following orders and the spots on his tongue prevent him from leading the pampered life in the dog show circuit that he was bred for.
Lending a helping paw - A working relationship
On a handmade, wood sign located near the door to Merle Ferber's apartment, the letters of her last name, and that of her former service dog, Radar, are intertwined. The sign is a fitting tribute to the long working relationship that Ferber had with Radar, who helped her perform tasks as she traveled in her wheelchair. A smooth collie, Radar was so popular that he was inducted into the American Working Collie Association Hall of Fame two years ago. It's hard to find a replacement for a dog like that. But Ferber feels that she has.