WANTED: Service Dog Trainers & Assistants!

An update on our Service Dog program

By Carolyn Peters Let’s start spring by celebrating the birthdays of our trio of brother service dogs in training: Born on March 22, 2022. Sundance and Mac (also known as “officer friendly”) have been training for a year and are ready for placement. Both have responded well to our process�

Executive Director Update

I hope you enjoy the articles found here in our 2024 Q1 newsletter! You’ll find an interview with our co-founder, Charli King; updates from each of our programs; and other tidbits. In other news, the Board of Directors welcomed Jim Wegerbauer as a new Board member and our Treasurer at…

An interview with our co-founder Charli King—A Remarkable Woman
Date April 5, 2024

by Jean Gertmenian Charli King, with co-founder, Carol Davis, and one golden retriever puppy, launched Pawsitive Teams in 1997. Since that modest beginning more than a quarter of a century ago, it would be impossible to calculate how many thousands of lives in San Diego County have been touched by�

Facility Dog Program Update

by Mary Skrabucha In our last newsletter, we reported on the graduation of five new facility dogs, two of whom were owner-trained. We are pleased to let you know that these five teams are all doing well at their sites. We know this because part of our program involves weekly,…

Out in the field – fulfilling our Education and Outreach mission

Jim Hodgdon Each month, depending on the season, we make any number of presentations about Pawsitive Teams and the varied roles of dogs that help people. During these events, our volunteer teams bring their dogs and demonstrate the skills they have for the role they play.   On September 24,2023

Therapy Dog Programs 2024 Update

Pawsitive Teams recently opened its Therapy Dog Prep School for 2025. And yes, January & April classes are already full! We will be starting our April 2024 term in a few weeks, with most of our trainers in tow at some point during the six-week term (Carol Davis, Charli King,…