Assistance Dogs For Adults
NEADS trains a range of assistance dogs to meet the needs of people with a variety of disabilities. To learn more about the dogs we train for adults, please click the appropriate link below or on the list in the menu to the left.
- For Wounded Combat Veterans. Our Canines for Combat Veterans program provides dogs that are specially trained to help the growing population of veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In addition, we are honored to train dogs for veterans of any war.
- For People with a Physical Disability. Service dogs assist people with a physical disability by performing tasks that their partner cannot do or has trouble doing, like picking up dropped items, opening doors, and turning lights on or off. (We also train specialty dogs who are taught to aid a partner with both a physical disability and hearing loss.)
- For Therapeutic Service Providers. Service dogs for the classroom, ministry and therapy are matched with teachers or therapists who work with students who have a mental or physical disability and ministers who seek to engage with their general community. The presence of a dog can put many people at ease and allows them to interact with service providers in a unique way.
Please note: NEADS does not presently train balance dogs, seizure alert dogs, guide dogs for the blind, diabetes alert dogs, or emotional support dogs. For more information on organizations that train these types of dogs, please go to our page on other service animal providers.