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If you questions about our service dog program and available dogs, email us at [email protected].


Pawsitive Teams’ service dogs are specifically trained for someone who is physically challenged and values their independence. The daily chores we often take for granted can be more difficult for someone with limited mobility. As noted below, our service dogs can perform many tasks that can make living with a disability a bit easier.


Service Dogs

  • Retrieve items dropped or out of reach
  • Take clothes out of the dryer
  • Bring the phone in emergencies or on command
  • Prevent serious falls by helping an ambulatory partner transfer
  • Retrieve a wheelchair out of reach
  • Activate adaptive switches to aid with daily living chores
  • Put trash in containers or laundry in a basket
  • Aid in undressing, including removal of shoes or sweatshirt
  • Open or close doors, drawers, cupboards
  • Perform other specialized task required
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Someone who is physically challenged values their independence even more, because the daily chores which we often take for granted are more difficult for someone with limited mobility. Pawsitive Teams trains and places dogs specifically for persons with mobility limiting disabilities.

Note that the Pawsitive Teams Service Dog Program does not train or place dogs for the following:

  • Seizure response
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Hearing alert
  • Diabetic Alert
  • Psychiatric disabilities
  • Autism
  • Guiding for visually impaired

Privately Owned Dogs: Our structure does not enable us to work with dogs not owned by Pawsitive Teams and cannot certify dogs not trained by Pawsitive Teams’ certified trainers.

Eligibility Requirements: If you feel a service dog will significantly enhance your life and are able to answer the following questions with a Yes, we invite you to complete the on-line Pre-Application for Service Dog Placement form.

  • Do you live in San Diego County with no plans of moving out of the area for at least 12 months?
  • Do you have a mobility limiting disability?
  • Are you physically and financially able to take full responsibility for the dog after certification?
  • Are you willing to commit to a four to five month transition training, meeting with a trainer three times a week during this time?

If you answered “YES” to all of these questions, go to the Pre-Application for Service Dog Placement..