you have a dog available now?
Do I have to fund-raise to qualify for a
Service Dog from Pawsitivity?
- No - right now, we
do not have a dog currently available (sorry).
We do, however, encourage you to fill out anapplication
form for a future dog. Due to
budget constraints, the application process is
temporarily closed to children (sorry), but
adults may apply.
us today - we look forward to hearing from you.
- The cost of
breeding, socializing, training, and placing a
dog costs our organization approximately $20,000-$25,000.
While we do receive some public donations,
grants, and private contributions, our families
engage in fundraising activities as volunteers
for Pawsitivity to qualify for a free service
dog. Each family is asked to help raise at least
- For comparison:
- $13,500 to $21,000 -4
Paws for Ability.
- $15,000 -All
Purpose Canines andPawsible
- $15,500 -Autism
Service Dogs of America.
- $17,000 -Georgia
Canines for Independence
- $18,000 -Autism
- $19,000 -Dogs
- $20,000 -Eyes,
Ears, Nose, & Paws andPaws
- The price of a
Service Dog from most private trainers is
- Note that even when
the cost is free, the wait-list is long. AtCanine
Assistants, for instance, they
train up to 100 dogs per year, but there are
1,500 people on the waiting list.
- All non-profits have
restrictions beyond just having a disability.
These restrictions usually mean they won't
provide you a service dog:
- If you live in a different state.
- If you're not a veteran.
- For Autism Service
Dogs, sometimes non-profits will only sell
dogs for children (or only to adults). For
With a Cause won't place a
Service Dog if the child is under 14.
- A Pawsitivity
Service Dog is trained especially for your
disability, needs, and circumstances. We
train just a few dogs per year, all our dogs are
certified, and come with training for the
handler-dog team. Pawsitivity Service Dogs is a
Partner Member of the International Association
of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP), all our dogs
are certified through the Public Access
Certification (PAC), and our dogs are
individually trained with tasks to match your
individual disability, needs, and circumstances.