Our program is a San Diego Service Dog Program that was founded in 1997. They help train and place these fantastic dogs to individuals who have particular challenges in their daily lives. Not only they are a San Diego Service Dog Program. Paws’itive Teams also trains Therapy Dogs and Facility Dogs.
We all value our independence! However, there are individuals who have physical limitations that makes if very difficult to do so. Simply opening a door for a person who has no limitations is easy, but for a disabled person, it’s very challenging! Having a Service Dog helps alleviate these types of hurdles, so they can lead an independent life.
They help give comfort and affection to the individuals when they need it. Also, these dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Furthermore, an owner can have their own dog as a therapy animal.
A Facility Dog is a specially trained dog that is working with a professional who is trained by a program. The work of a facility dog can include visitations or professional therapy in one or more locations. Public access is permitted only when the dog and handler, who is a trained professional, is directly working with a client with disability.
Often, a child has a court dog laying under his/her feet in the witness stand while being questioned. If the child feels stressed by the questioning, he/she can simply pet the court dog to regain confidence. The dog becomes a friend during a difficulty time in the child’s life.
Paws’itive Teams is an incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in California, provides service dogs for persons with disabilities. We do not train and place dogs for seizure response, hearing alert, psychiatric disabilities, autism, or developmental disabilities. All placements are limited to San Diego County.