Pawsitivity Service Dogs for Veterans

A nonprofit organization

$90,949 raised by 459 donors

45% complete

$200,000 Goal

Your Donation Brings Independence to
Minnesota Veterans with PTSD and Other Disabilities 

Our country is in a crisis. Veterans are returning home from war with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, missing limbs, and other serious health problems. 32 U.S. military veterans commit suicide each day. You can help these heroes who have given so much for our country.

Pawsitivity Service Dogs for Veterans is a nonprofit charity in St. Paul, Minnesota, dedicated to rescuing dogs and training them as service dogs for veterans with PTSD and other disabilities. 

Your donation will help us train service dogs that have the power to change veteran's lives. We are committed to providing these life-changing animals to veterans at no cost to the veteran. 

100% of your donation is tax-deductible and will be used to train service dogs for veterans.

Since 2012, we have specially trained service dogs to provide in a variety of ways, including:

•    Alerting to triggers: Our service dogs are trained to alert their veterans to triggers that cause PTSD episodes.

•    Providing physical support: Pawsitivity service dogs can help veterans with mobility issues, such as providing balance or assistance with getting in and out of vehicles.

•    Providing emotional support: These service dogs can provide companionship and emotional support to veterans who are struggling with PTSD or other mental health issues.

Your donation brings independence to:

Combat veterans like Peter

“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.”

Veteran families like Violet's


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 support and companionship, and they can help veterans' children with disabilities live more independent and fulfilling lives.  

Right now, all donations are doubled!

Your gift will go farther than ever because every dollar you donate will be matched. Help us train service dogs and guide dogs for veterans with disabilities.

Donate now and change Minnesota veterans' lives forever.

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Pawsitivity Service Dogs for Veterans

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Animals Health

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LGBTQ+ Serving


197 Griggs Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104



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