Pawsitivity Service Dogs


Pawsitivity rescues dogs and trains them as service dogs for veterans and families.


Pawsitivity is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We rescue dogs and train them as service dogs for veterans and families.  


Special Emergency Ukraine Rescue








  We’re on a mission to rescue dogs and train them as service dogs for veterans and families who need it the most. 

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    Your donation brings independence to:


Veterans with multiple disabilities

Veterans with many disabilities, including PTSD.

Pawsitivity service dogs empower veterans. These dogs pull wheelchairs, turn on lights, alert to PTSD episodes, and so much more. They partner with veterans with many disabilities including epilepsy, deafness, and blindness. These special dogs liberate veterans so they can live full and active lives.

  We also work with families

Families with children who have disabilities. 

Your generosity answers the prayers of families who have children with severe disabilities. We work with blindness, deafness, epilepsy. We are especially experienced in helping children with autism spectrum disorder. Wel also help children with autism who have other physical and intellectual disabilities. You can read the testimonies of how these hero dogs help families.


Your monthly donation can give puppies in training their training toys and treats! 

Service dog in training


$20/month keeps a puppy in training focused and happy with enrichment toys and treats.    



Who We Are

Pawsitivity Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in St. Paul, MN, EIN 47-1446634, founded in 2012. We have earned the Guidestar’s Platinum certification for accountability and transparency. Our financials, 990s, and annual reports are publicly available. We use positive reinforcement and science-based training methods. We are accredited by the Association for Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans.




US military veteran with his service dogCombat veteran Peter Bannon writes: “I trained with Pawsitivity Service Dogs in 2019 and received the trained service dog, Daniel, an adult black Labrador Retriever, to partner with in support of my PTSD received during combat in my service with the U.S. Army during OIF I and OEF VII. 

Pawsitivity not only trained Daniel to meet my needs but trained me as well to work with Daniel, communicate with him, understand my rights and be a responsible and proactive service animal owner. Pawsitivity embodies all of the seven Army core values; especially honor, integrity and selfless service. They are some of the kindest, hardworking and generous folks I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with.  

I enthusiastically recommend the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Pawsitivity Service Dogs to veterans who need a service dog.”




More ways to give


Sponsor a service dog

Transform a life, and thus a family, and thus a community with a gift of $10,000 or more.

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Honor someone special

Honor someone special

Honor or remember someone special by making a gift in their name.

Give in honor of someone

Donate monthly

Help service dogs all year round

$50 a month provides veterinary care for a service dog in training.

Make a monthly gift today