NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), of Princeton, MA, is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to train and provide rescued dogs and donated puppies to assist people who are deaf or physically disabled in leading more independent lives at work, at home and at school. These assistance dogs become an extension of their owners and bring security, freedom, independence and relief from social isolation to their human partners.

The Canines for Combat Veterans program provide assistance dogs to wounded veterans.

To be eligible to receive a dog, individuals must spend two weeks attending a training course with their dog and pay a fee. NEADS offers fundraising assistance and flexible payment options. It is NEADS’ policy not to deny any application on the basis of the applicant’s ability to pay.


Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans
P.O. Box 213
West Boylston, MA 01583
phone 978-422-9064 voice or TDD
fax: 978-422-3255