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

The Dogs

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.

Learn about autism service dogs

 Learn about seizure service dogs.

Learn about PTSD service dogs.  

Our Goal From Here

We want to lower the fundraising requirements for families to zero by 2021. In order to make that happen, we need to increase the number of people we work with each year and ensure that people get the word out about our work.

Pawsitivity graduates are doing great things. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of both dogs and people. 

Stories of three Pawsitivity Heroes:

Meet Olaf and his classMeet Bailey and his boyMeet Yorrdan and his handler

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