Pawsitive Teams has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. Our programs are run by a very dedicated group of volunteers and we depend heavily on donations to fulfill our mission and secure our future. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Pawsitive Teams’ EIN is 33-0851474.

Donate today and experience the joy of contributing to a life-changing cause. The many ways you can donate are shown below or you can email us to learn more about your donation options.


Donate By Mail

Please send your tax deductible donation check to:

Pawsitive Teams

marker7031 Carroll Rd San Diego, CA 92121

We will send you a receipt for your donation.


We process your online tax-deductible donations through a secure online server. Neither Visa nor MasterCard will deduct a processing fee from your donation; American Express has a low 2.85% processing fee. You will receive an immediate email confirming your online donation followed by a personal letter acknowledging receipt.
If you’d like to donate online, please click this link and easy-to-follow instructions will allow you to make a one-time or recurring donation easily and securely.


Donate Your Vehicle

If you would like to donate your vehicle, please click the link below.

Donate Your Vehicle Online

Or, call to donate your vehicle at 1-877-999-8322

Types of Donations

General Operating Donations

Donations given to help cover general operating expenses will be used to help pay the costs of training our service dogs and transitioning them to a disabled partner; and the costs of operating our various Therapy Dog Programs. You may want to earmark your General Operating Donation as a Special Occasion Donation honoring someone special for the holidays, for a birthday, or for another special occasion. Or you could designate that your donation is given in memory of a loved person or pet.

Emergency Veterinary Fund (V-E-T Fund)

The Vanessa Emergency Treatment Fund is a restricted fund used to cover unusual veterinary expenses incurred by our dogs in training. This fund can also provide loans for graduates who experience out of the ordinary veterinary expenses for their service dog.

Employer Matching Gift Programs

Did you know that many corporate employers will match a charitable donation to a 501(c)(3) and double or even triple the amount of your gift with the benefit going to Pawsitive Teams? So please check with your employer’s Human Resources department to see if they have a Matching Gifts Program. If so, Pawsitive Teams’ EIN is 33-0851474.

Endowment Program

Pawsitive Teams’ endowment program helps ensure the future of our organization. We are proud to be a Nonprofit Partner participating in the Endow San Diego initiative conducted by the San Diego Foundation*. In addition to any questions you may have regarding endowment giving, our Executive Director welcomes inquiries from you and/or your financial advisor concerning leaving a legacy gift to support our mission. Such giving assists you in minimizing taxes while maximizing the impact you have on our organization through your donation.

As you may be aware, there are many ways in which a non-profit organization such as Pawsitive Teams can accept planned gifts, including direct bequests, inclusion in a charitable remainder trust, beneficiary of a life insurance policy, stock gifts, to name a few. Because administrative costs are supported by Pawsitive Teams’ operating budget, your planned gift would correspond entirely as you intend. Please email us to learn more, or call us at 858-558-7297.

*The Nonprofit Partnership Program is a cooperative agreement only and limited to the Endow San Diego Program. No legal connection or inter-organization authority is granted or implied between participants in the program.

Sponsor a Puppy

Sponsoring the training and care of a special dog for someone with a disability can accomplish this and at the same time give greater independence to that person. Your sponsorship helps with the initial costs of acquiring the pup, veterinary expenses during the first year, and all costs related to ongoing maintenance of a healthy dog during its training and transition.

Your sponsorship of $5,000 will provide you with the following benefits
  • Opportunities to meet with and take pictures of the pup you are sponsoring.
  • The honor of naming your pup. (Some restrictions may apply).
  • Demonstrations of the skills the pup is learning as it advances in its training.
  • Photos of the progress your pup is making.
  • An opportunity to personally meet the dog’s new partner, once the placement becomes final.
  • Media publicity (newsletter announcement, website notice, local newspaper) about your sponsorship, if desired.
  • And your gift is of course tax deductible.

Just click below to leave an email message letting us know you’d like to sponsor a puppy.


How to Become a Puppy Sponsor

Just click below to leave an email message.

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