Skip to main content

Team Ned

Join Team Ned
We have raised $10,000.00 of our $10,000.00  goal.

*as of 12/7/2020

About Ned

Hey everybody, new kid on the block! I was born on November 15, 2018. I may be a young lad, but I know that my name is Ned. I must be pretty important since my inmate handlers pick up after me, open doors for me, and carry me when it rains. I am the happiest curled up in someone's lap, but I really like the game tug too! My humans at the prison teach me things like how to answer their questions with a "Yes" or "No". I also am learning what "ewww" means and how to do a "like me"! I will get to be a Service Dog one day just like my big brother Eddie, and boy, you should see how cool his life is. Keep up with my journey by checking here for updates!

Puppy Ned's namesake, a WWII Veteran, has something in common with those who are helping to raise puppy Ned- he has spent time imprisoned and loves dogs. Ned is named after Edmund Kauffman, a Princeton graduate who enlisted during WWII in the Army Airforce to serve our country in the Army Air Forces.  He was a navigator in B-17 bombers, where he learned that "flying a b-17 fortress was a cooperative effort among 10 men." On his 28th mission, his crew got shot down over Germany, of that day Ned says “I’ve always said I’m probably one of the luckiest men alive. I did everything wrong that day, but I survived.” He became a prisoner of war, where they put him in solitary confinement for 3 weeks where he was interrogated regularly, and then with other POWs in a camp.  He was released in January of 1945 toward the end of the war.  Upon his return home, he started a family, and a new business.  He and his wife also bred and showed Afghan Hounds.  In their retirement they became dog show judges and traveled the world as judges.  

From Ned's Handlers

"The first time Ned licked my face I was smitten. A few days later he curled up in my lap and fell asleep. It was then I knew I truly loved him. I try not to imagine handing him off to a service member, but I know he will be going off to a better life. I hope he remembers me and knows he left me a better person than he found me." - Justin

"Ned has already made a tremendous impact on my life. I knew I couldn't love a dog more than Jett, but I loved Ned equally the first day I spent with him. I'm humbled each time I put Ned's needs before my own. I hope to make him a spectacular service dog. In return, he will make me more patient, caring and loving." - Sergio

See Ned's Progress Below

Powered by Firespring