Ways to donate to paws’itive teams

Help Change Lives

Here are the ways to donate to Paws’itive teams. First, we have to mention that Paws’itive Teams is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. All money donated will be applied to the fund you specify and will be used as directed by the Board of Directors in order to fulfill our mission.

Paws’itive Teams has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.  We depend heavily on donations to fulfill our mission.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Email us to learn more about making a donation.

Way to donate to Paws'itive Teams

Easy Online Donations

Donate today and experience the joy of contributing to a life-changing cause. Donations are tax deductible and are processed through a secure server. No processing fees will be deducted from your donation if using Visa or Mastercard. A low processing fee of 2.85% will be deducted if using American Express. You will receive an immediate email confirmation of our online donation followed by a personal letter acknowledging receipt.

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Donate by Mail

Please send your tax deductible gift or gift-in-kind donation to:

Paws’itive Teams
7031 Carroll Rd
San Diego, CA 92121

We will send you a receipt for your donation.

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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 earmark your donation to be given In Memory of a loved person or pet.

Paws’itive Teams Mortgage Elimination Fund

Donations to the Paws’itive Teams Mortgage Elimination Fund (a restricted fund) will be used to eliminate the remaining mortgage on our Training Center at 7031 Carroll Road in San Diego. Our goal is to completely eliminate our existing mortgage by December 31, 2014 through a combination of individual donations, foundation and corporate grants, and monthly mortgage payments from operating funds.

Emergency Veterinary Fund (V-E-T Fund)

The Vanessa Emergency Treatment Fund is a restricted fund that is used to cover unusual veterinary expenses incurred by our dogs in training, and to provide a source of loans for Graduates who experience out of the ordinary vet expenses for their service dog.

Employer Matching Gift Programs 

Many corporate employers will match a charitable donation to a 501c3 and double or even triple the amount of your gift with the benefit going to Paws’itive Teams. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department to see if they have a Matching Gifts Program.

Our Endowment Program

An endowment to Paws’itive Teams will help 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*. Please email us to learn more about our Endowment Program.

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*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

Are you looking for a community project which also will boost morale and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy? 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 of $5,000 will provide you with the following ….

  • 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.
  • Your pup will have its own webpage in our website with frequent updates as it grows.
  • Your gift is tax deductible!

How to Become a Puppy Sponsor

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