100% of your donation will
 train lifesaving service dogs for veterans with PTSD and other disabilities.


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Pawsitivity Service Dogs for Veterans is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in St. Paul, MN, founded in 2012 and dedicated to training service dogs for veterans with PTSD and other disabilities.

The #1 task? Alert: Our service dogs alert veterans to when PTSD symptoms are just starting to rise. This alert empower veterans who can use it as an early-warning system, giving a “heads up!” to the veteran so they can take steps to manage their emotions before they become overwhelming.

Support veterans physically: Many veterans have physical issues, which can range from bad backs to Traumatic Brain Injuries. Our service dogs provide physical support, helping the veterans with balance or mobility.

Support veterans emotionally: PTSD has been called the “signature injury” of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Veterans can use the emotional support that their service dogs give them in order to go out into their communities and lead more independent lives.






 donation brings independence to:


Veterans with multiple disabilities

Combat veterans

“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.”

  We also work with veteran families

Veteran families 

Your generosity is a lifeline for military families who have children with severe disabilities. Violet, who has severe autism, is just one example of how a Pawsitivity dog can change a life. With your help, we can provide service dogs to other veterans' children like Violet who are struggling with autism, blindness, deafness, epilepsy. These dogs provide much-needed assistance, and they can help veterans' children with disabilities live more independent and fulfilling lives.  


Emotional support dogs for first responders


First responders who are veterans

 First responders: They put their lives on the line for us. Now it's our turn to help them.

Veterans who are now police, paramedics, and firefighters have served our country and our communities with courage and dedication. They have risked their lives to protect us, and they continue to put their lives on the line every day. First responders often face unimaginable challenges, and they can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. Emotional support dogs can provide much-needed support to first responders, helping them to cope with stress.


Service dogs in training practicing down


Who We Are

 Founded in 2012, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in St. Paul, MN, IN 47-1446634 and we have earned the Guidestar’s Platinum certification for accountability and transparency. Our financials, 990s, and annual reports are publicly available, and we use positive reinforcement and science-based training methods. Pawsitivity is a full member of Animal Assisted Intervention International and the Association for Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans.


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Urgent Call for Donations

$25,000 is the cost to raise and train a PTSD service dog for a veteran. This number was determined by Congress from a 3-year study they ordered which definitively proved that PTSD service dogs transform the lives of veterans.


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Thank you so much for your support of this valuable mission.