Pawsitivity Service Dogs


Pawsitivity rescues dogs and trains them as service dogs for veterans, children, and other 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.



The Problems

Post-combat statistics

970,000 US Military Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans suffer from PTSD and other post-combat disabilities.


A person with autism or epilepsy is 400% more likely to die in any given year.


1,2000,000 unwanted dogs are killed in the U.S. each year.

The Solution

Pawsitivity works on all these problems simultaneously by rescuing dogs and training them to be loving, loyal service dogs for people with disabilities. 

Service Dog Danny Boy and his boy who loves him

Pawsitivity Service Dogs transform lives.

Bailey keeps his boy with autism safe from bolting in front of car traffic. 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. In addition to these tasks, these hero dogs calm meltdowns, provide a social bridge, bring people out of their shells, and most of all, these dogs foster independence


Accountability is important to you and to us.

100% to care for dogs

We've taken the 100% pledge.
100% of every dollar you donate will be used solely for the dogs. We also prove the training with every dog and you can follow their progress on Facebook.

MN State Dog bill

Giving Back
Pawsitivity is partnering with the Minnesota Legislature to pass a new bill to name the Minnesota State Dog.

MN Wild Charity of the Month

Charity of the Month

Community Partners
We work with strong local partners, and the Minnesota Wild has selected Pawsitivity as their Charity of the  MonthSee what the media is saying.