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Welcome To

Pawsitive TEAMS

Pawsitive Teams was founded in 1997 with a desire to be a volunteer-inspired and volunteer-run organization designed to promote the use of well-trained dogs to improve the lives of San Diegans. Our volunteer service dog trainers spend two years with their canine charges prior to placement with individuals with limited mobility who can benefit from the skills of our specially trained dogs. Our therapy dog program is overseen by a steering committee of volunteers dedicated to using therapy dogs with a variety of populations such as at-risk teens, active-duty military, children testifying in court, and those with mobility or developmental disabilities. Our mission with the therapy dogs is to partner with community organizations and work together with professionals in accomplishing client-related goals.

Our

Mission

The mission of Pawsitive Teams is to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs who live in San Diego County by using the skills of highly trained service and therapy dogs.

Our

PROGRAMs

Service Dogs: program-trained dogs matched with San Diegans with limited mobility.

Facility Dogs: program-trained dogs matched with professionals who use the dog in the workplace to accomplish client-related goals.

Therapy Dogs: certified volunteer therapy dog teams assisting professionals at select facilities in San Diego to accomplish client-related goals.

Enhancing The Lives Of

SAN DIEGANS

Our programs are designed to help people with disabilities who live in San Diego County. We customize our programs to meet each person’s unique needs and provide ongoing long-term support and training for the life of the service animal.

Service Dog PROGRAM

Service Dog PROGRAM

Service Dog PROGRAM

Pawsitive Teams places fully trained service dogs with persons with mobility-limiting disabilities. In addition to performing numerous tasks which save energy for a partner such as picking up dropped items, opening difficult doors, and help with undressing, our dogs are trained to bring the telephone or a wheelchair in an emergency.

THERAPY Dog PROGRAM

THERAPY Dog PROGRAM

THERAPY Dog PROGRAM

Pawsitive Teams offers unique therapy dog volunteer opportunities through our goal-directed animal-assisted therapy. Certified therapy dogs are used as a tool and motivator to help clients (children and adults) achieve clearly defined goals under the direction of trained staff at select local facilities.

FACILITY Dog PROGRAM

FACILITY Dog PROGRAM

FACILITY Dog PROGRAM

Pawsitive Teams places fully-trained facility dogs with professionals who are able to use the dog in the work setting to help accomplish client-related goals. Dogs selected for this program receive the same full two years of intensive training as our service dogs and must be adaptable and able to handle the unexpected in the work environment. The facility dog handler/professional must reside and work in San Diego County.

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In order for us to be able to provide these special programs in San Diego, we rely on gracious donations from individuals who believe in the power of dogs to improve the lives of people. Thank you for your support!

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