Tour Our Campus
NEADS resides on 18 acres of beautiful, protected New England land in the heart of Massachusetts. Our campus encompasses everything we need to produce skilled, happy, accomplished assistance dogs, and offers our clients a quiet respite from everyday life when they come to us for training.
We are proud to have custom built:
a model hearing dog training apartment
a 26-run indoor/outdoor kennel
fully accessible living quarters for on-campus clients
living quarters for a 24-hour live-in caretaker
an assistance dog training arena and education center
a visitor welcome center
a separate building for clients with children, which also houses the organization Canines for Disabled Kids (which currently partners with NEADS)
a building to house the Laura J. Niles Early Learning Center for our puppies
Request a tour
On the last Thursday of every month, NEADS offers on-site campus tours so that groups can see how our organization provides our incredible assistance dogs. We offer tours to school classes, summer camps, private parties, and individuals. Visitors have the opportunity to see our 18 acre campus and training facility, and will learn how dogs enhance the independence of people with a disability. An assistance dog demonstration is included in the visitor’s package, as well as disability awareness education. When appropriate, tours can be designed to fit the curriculum needs of teachers and are tailored to each group’s age range. Tours are interactive, and questions are encouraged!
The NEADS client house
An aerial view of the NEADS campus
- The training rooms (and an in-progress training session, when possible)
- A view of our dog kennel
- A walk-through of our fully accessible client living quarters (when possible)
- The memorial wall and garden
- A full description of how our dogs are acquired, raised and trained.
Tours of the NEADS campus occur on the last Thursday of every month and are $50, with a charge of $5 for each additional person when the group exceeds ten. To make an appointment for a tour of NEADS or for more information, please contact us via email or phone at: 978-422-9064.