Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)


Friday, March 27th until FURTHER NOTICE
PawPADs training Center CLOSED due to COVID-19 ‘STAY AT HOME” orders

Working to enable persons with disabilities to lead more independent, self-reliant, and fulfilling lives with the assistance of a canine partner.


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.


Because of generous supporters like you, we're able to partner our service dogs with those who need them at minimal cost or for free.



Our clients consist of persons with disabilities, wounded warriors, diabetics, and facilities such as schools, veterans homes, and victim services.



Learn about our financial transparency, operations, structure and policies that meet widely accepted standards for accountability and transparency.


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PawPADs is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization so your contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

(EIN: 510593176)

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9877 234th Street East
Lakeville, MN 55044-8299
Sorry, visit by appointment only.

Phone: +001 (612) 643-5671

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Will you “certify” my pet dog, so I can take it on the plane or into a hotel with me?
No. It’s illegal to falsely misrepresent that your pet or other animal is a service animal. Pets are not service animals and neither are emotional support animals. Learn more here