Our Work

Autism          PTSD        Epilepsy       Psychiatric        Veterans Programs

This page is a good starting point for finding out about all the different ways these amazing dogs help people.

Pawsitivity's goal of "Rescuing dogs to rescue people" starts with finding the right candidate dog--we have found that about 1 in 1000 dogs is appropriate for service dog work. We visit shelters and homes across the United States to find the right dog that will pass all our rigorous temperament tests, plus be in the right parameters of age, breed, and size. We individually drive each dog up to Minnesota, rehabilitate them, and train them to six to twelve months to work with a specific family. We also carefully select and train the families who receive the dogs, to ensure that the handler-dog team will be a successful one. Finally, our team works closely to ensure that every dollar is accounted for and then provides reports back to our donors. Learn about our approach, the solutions we find and how we work with local partners.

"When people ask me, 'Is it worth it?' Oh, absolutely it's worth it!"

- Quote from Pawsitivity client in our independent, third-party Impact Evaluation.