Pawsitivity Service Dogs


Transparency is important to you and to us. That’s why we go above and beyond the standards set by the Charities Review Council.

Financials for Donors and Grantmakers

Your donation goes far.

Pawsitivity Service Dogs, a nonprofit organization in St. Paul, MN, spends 85.09% of gifts on programs, thus exceeding the Charities Review Council's top rating standard. Pawsitivity has an an angel donor who covers the rest of the costs (so all public donations go directly to the programs).

Your donation is effective.

Pawsitivity has used a grant to hire an independent evaluator to create a third-party Impact Evaluation so you can know how your donations impact people in need. Pawsitivity is the only service dog organization to conduct an independent Impact Evaluation to prove that your donations are providing a high Return on Investment.

Your donation is tracked.

Pawsitivity has been business since 2012, receiving 501(c)(3) status in 2014. Here are our last three years of annual reports, financials, 990s, and CPA reviews.




Pawsitivity Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) charity duly registered in the state of Minnesota and receives no federal or state funding. We rely primarily on individual contributions to provide specially-trained service dogs to people with disabilities. All Pawsitivity's annual reports include detailed financials such as SOP, SOA, and SFE. The following is a summary of the key elements of the 2019 report:

  • What percent of Pawsitivity's 2019 expenses were administrative and developmental expenses? 9% and 6%, respectively, which Minnesota's Charity Review Council considers the top standard.

  • What is Pawsitivity's EIN? 47-146634. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

  • What is Pawsitivity's contact info? Pawsitivity Service Dogs, 197 Griggs St N, St Paul, MN 55104. 651-321-3647, [email protected],

Your donation is wisely used.

While some financial experts think that the best metric to judge a nonprofit is their program spending percentage (and Pawsitivity scores an “A” rating in that department with 82.18%), other experts think that different financial metrics are more appropriate for this purpose. In the interest of transparency, here are other metrics that are alternately thought of as quality markers.

  • Pawsitivity has a 41.18% Operating Reserve, which is over three months of liquid unreserved net assets (LUNA). This high Primary Reserve Ratio confirms that the organization’s resources are flexible enough to support its mission.

  • Pawsitivity consistently keeps a remarkable 0% Debt Ratio (zero liabilities and no interest expenses), which contributes to a high Viability Ratio. In other words, the nonprofit’s finances have a great deal of resiliency.

Donate online or contact us directly to discuss grants, bequests, or special donations. We are available by mail, phone, or email at 197 Griggs St N, St Paul, MN 55104, 651-321-3647, [email protected]