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

Pawsitivity Service Dogs

We are an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in St. Paul, Minnesota, dedicated to rescuing dogs and training them as Service Dogs.

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





Service dog preventing bolting

Palmer keeps her girl with autism safe from bolting into traffic.


More stories:

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.

Read more about all the dogs Pawsitivity has rescued and trained.


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 work only with rescue dogs, and 100% of every dollar you donate goes to rescuing dogs and training them as Service 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.