Pawsitivity rescues dogs and trains them as service dogs for people with disabilities.

Pawsitivity Service Dogs is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

We are on a mission to rescue dogs and train them as service dogs.



A person with autism, PTSD, or epilepsy is 400% more likely to die in any given year. We are in a mission to change that.


Service dog preventing bolting

Here, Palmer keeps her girl with autism safe from bolting into traffic. Another dog, Doby, saves his handler's life by waking her to warn of drastic drops in her blood sugar. Harley guides his man with a TBI and PTSD home after flashbacks leave him close to catatonic. Pawsitivity trains these hero dogs who calm meltdowns, provide a social bridge, bring people out of their shells, and foster independence. 

Pawsitivity Service Dogs transform lives.


Service Dog Danny Boy and his boy who loves him


Accountability is important to you and to us.

100% to care for dogs


We’ve taken the 100% pledge. 100% of every dollar you every dollar you donate goes to the dogs.

MN State Dog bill

Minnesota Loves Pawsitivity

The Minnesota Legislature is partnering with Pawsitivity to name the Minnesota State Dog.

MN Wild Charity of the Month

Strong Local Partners

We work with strong local partners, and the Minnesota Wild professional hockey team selected Pawsitivity as Charity of the Month to get the word out about the benefits of service dogs for our veterans, children, and all people with disabilities.