Wow, Rover.com just wrote a really great article about the work of Autism Service Dogs!
The amazing John D. Docken, Vice President and Corporate Counsel, in Fargo, ND, did a fantastic job looking over some of our paperwork. Thank you!!!!!
Woodbury, Minnesota's Girl Scout Jr. troop was on the radio on myTalk 107.1 - Minneapolis/St. Paul talking about how they selected Pawsitivity Service Dogs as their favorite Minnesota charity, and how they threw a fundraiser for their Bronze Award and raised $700 to help service dogs and children with autism and other disabilities! Go Jr. Girl Scouts!!!
The wonderful Hoffman Weber construction company (in the Minneapolis, MN area) has donated a custom doghouse to Bailey and his boy, and they wrote a great blogpost about it! In the pictures below, Bailey is the Golden Retriever (the other dog in the top-right picture was visiting from Secondhand Hounds, a charity that Hoffman Weber is also building a dog house for, too...so cool!) Continue reading
We've just set up a new page: If you want to donate your car to a charity in Minnesota, please call 651-321-3647 to donate it to Pawsitivity Service Dogs in St. Paul, MN! If you are looking to trade in your station wagon, SUV, or truck for a new car (or even a used one) and you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, while you don't get very much for your trade-in, but you can donate it to a charity. With this solution, not not only get the great feeling of helping with the mission of saving dogs and training them as service dogs for children, you get to write off the vehicle on your taxes. So, you basically get a third back from your donation (because you take it off of your income), and this tax-deductible donation can be a great way of giving back to the community. We all feel like we want to help make the world a better place, and since most of us don't really want to go through the hassle of selling your old car, donating the vehicle to charity can be a great way of helping out in a direct and positive way. Pawsitivity Service Dogs only has a sedan right now, which really doesn't suit the needs of the families we work with, as most of them have some sort of minivan, SUV, or station wagon for their families, and the dogs should really be trained to work with these kinds of vehicles. It's quite a high jump to get into these taller cars, and training with our sedan doesn't really do it. Plus, our sedan has so many miles on it that going cross-country to adopt a dog isn't really practicable. But your truck, SUV, or station wagon doesn't have to be low miles, it just has to be somewhat reliable...and you'll get the full Private Party Blue Book value to write off on your taxes! It will help if you live in Minnesota, but if you live in Wisconsin or a neighboring state and wish to drive your donated car to us, we're in St. Paul, MN, and you can always just drive it here, if you wish. If you do live in Minnesota, we can even come and pick up the car, if you want. Call us today at 651-321-3647 to donate your car to charity. Continue reading
Thank you, Al Peters, Executive Director of Can Do Canines, for writing a letter of recommendation for Pawsitivity's application to Assistance Dogs International! 5/5/16: Candidate status approved!
Thank you to everyone who voted! Bailey, an autism service dog that Pawsitivity trained a few years ago, has, thanks to your votes, won an awesome custom dog house! The dog house will be built by Hoffman Weber Construction, and the contest was held by Sidewalk Dog (the best local resource for finding out where to take your dog!) Continue reading
Mary Ostmoe, a special education teacher at Salk Middle School in Elk River, MN, gave a presentation to to a meeting of the School Board, and along with her family and student Nathan Hawk, she got to tell the Board how Olaf, a certified Pawsitivity therapy dog, is making a huge difference at school! Continue reading
Thank you to Nina Hall, Colleen Humphreys, Katherine Heaner, and everyone who contributed and took part in the fundraiser by Sherwood Lounge in St. Paul, MN. We really appreciate all your hard work fundraising for Pawsitivity—you raised an incredible amount, over $11,000! If you would like to help fundraise, please contact us to help! Continue reading