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Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)

Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeville, Minnesota.
Our clients consist of wounded warriors, children and adults with diabetes, children with autism, and persons with physical mobility challenges.

Our dual Mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with exceptionally skilled assistance dogs; To utilize the power of the human-canine bond as a therapeutic, educational, healing tool.

An approved ADI candidate program in good standing, we primarily focus on training service dogs for people with physical mobility disabilities. Our dogs can also be trained as Diabetic Alert dogs (trained for detecting changes in blood sugar levels), Autism Support Dogs, Home Help-mate Dogs, and Facility dogs.

Thank you to our generous recent donors!2

  • Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN
  • Taber & Beth Akin
  • Lin Swadner
  • White Bear Animal Hospital, WB Lake, MN
  • The Giant Steps Foundation
  • Fancy Paws Pet Salon

  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Thrivent Financial Choice ® Program
  • Karl Poncius
  • Thomas Ryan
  • Ganther Construction | Architecture Inc., Oshkosh, WI
  • Jessica Mommsen

  • Heather Shue
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund
  • Jill Shockley
  • Alan Tenenholtz
  • Marcin Michalek
  • Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlets
Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
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2016-08-29T17:01:47+00:00

Thank you to our generous recent donors!2
Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MNTaber & Beth AkinLin SwadnerWhite Bear Animal Hospital, WB Lake, MNThe Giant Steps FoundationFancy Paws Pet Salon
The Benevity Community Impact FundThrivent Financial Choice ® ProgramKarl PonciusThomas RyanGanther Construction | Architecture Inc., Oshkosh, WIJessica Mommsen
Heather ShueSilicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement FundJill ShockleyAlan TenenholtzMarcin MichalekChuck & Don's Pet Food Outlets

Thank you to our generous recent donors!1

  • The Giant Steps Foundation
  • Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlets
  • Rebecca Katzan
  • Sharyn French
  • VFW Auxiliary, Inc., Post 4562, New Germany, MN
  • Taber & Beth Akin
  • Ladies Auxiliary VFW Northern Post 3839 District 6, Jenkins, MN

  • Heather Shue
  • Jill Shockley
  • Lakeville, MN Lions Club
  • Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund

  • White Bear Animal Hospital
  • Jessica Mommsen
  • Kathleen Muller
  • Lin Swadner
  • 4KNines - Phoenix, AZ
  • Anna Resele
  • Samuel Cassandra
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund TRUiST (UPS Employee Giving Fund)

Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
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2016-08-29T16:56:18+00:00

Thank you to our generous recent donors!1
The Giant Steps FoundationChuck & Don's Pet Food OutletsRebecca KatzanSharyn FrenchVFW Auxiliary, Inc., Post 4562, New Germany, MNTaber & Beth AkinLadies Auxiliary VFW Northern Post 3839 District 6, Jenkins, MN
Heather ShueJill ShockleyLakeville, MN Lions ClubStudents at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MNSilicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund
White Bear Animal HospitalJessica MommsenKathleen MullerLin Swadner4KNines - Phoenix, AZAnna ReseleSamuel CassandraThe Benevity Community Impact Fund TRUiST (UPS Employee Giving Fund)

Thank you to our generous Give To The Max day donors!5

Give to the Max 2016

  • Alan Tenenholtz
  • Sherry Angen
  • Marcin Michalek
  • Jennifer Gaines
  • Debbie Wehrs
  • Coley Gillis
  • Craig Haas
  • Melissa Strukel
  • Julie Hull
  • Sharyn French

  • Kaydel Sunsten
  • Beth Akin
  • Linda Borell
  • Jeanine and Fred Brown for Iko
  • Sherri Sergent
  • Derrick Bourcy
  • Kelly Deichler
  • Crystal Duncan
  • Joshua Forsythe

  • Lynn Winch
  • Donald Musch
  • Scott T. Dillon
  • Sue S Waderich
  • Sharon Davidson
  • Debra Johnson
  • Juleen Smith
  • Janwyn Becker
  • Dianne Hubbard
  • Lori Larson
Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
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2016-11-18T20:08:22+00:00

Thank you to our generous Give To The Max day donors!5
Alan TenenholtzSherry AngenMarcin MichalekJennifer GainesDebbie WehrsColey GillisCraig HaasMelissa StrukelJulie HullSharyn French
Kaydel SunstenBeth AkinLinda BorellJeanine and Fred Brown for IkoSherri SergentDerrick BourcyKelly DeichlerCrystal DuncanJoshua Forsythe
Lynn WinchDonald MuschScott T. DillonSue S WaderichSharon DavidsonDebra JohnsonJuleen SmithJanwyn BeckerDianne HubbardLori Larson

Thank you to our generous recent donors!4

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Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
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2016-11-01T19:43:20+00:00

Thank you to our generous recent donors!4

Thank you to our generous recent donors!3

  • Bea Linares
  • White Bear Animal Hospital
  • Jessica Mommsen
  • Kathleen Muller
  • Lin Swadner
  • 4KNines - Phoenix, AZ
  • Anna Resele
  • Rebecca Katzan
  • VFW Auxiliary, Inc., Post 4562, New Germany, MN

  • Samuel Cassandra
  • Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlets
  • Heather Shue
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund
  • Jennifer Gaines

  • Taber & Beth Akin
  • Yvonne Hemze
  • Sheri Sergent
  • Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN
  • Heather Stewart
  • June Dircz
  • Janwyn Becker
Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
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2016-08-30T14:49:36+00:00

Thank you to our generous recent donors!3
Bea LinaresWhite Bear Animal HospitalJessica MommsenKathleen MullerLin Swadner4KNines - Phoenix, AZAnna ReseleRebecca KatzanVFW Auxiliary, Inc., Post 4562, New Germany, MN
Samuel CassandraChuck & Don's Pet Food OutletsHeather ShueThe Benevity Community Impact FundSilicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement FundJennifer Gaines
Taber & Beth AkinYvonne HemzeSheri SergentStudents at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MNHeather StewartJune DirczJanwyn Becker

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