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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.

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!


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



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
Heather Shue



Jill Shockley
Lakeville, MN Lions Club
Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN
Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund
Ladies Auxiliary VFW Northern Post 3839 District 6, Jenkins, MN

Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
2016-08-29T16:56:18+00:00
Thank you to our generous recent donors!
White Bear Animal Hosptial Jessica Mommsen Kathleen Muller Lin Swadner 4KNines - Phoenix, AZ Anna Resele Samuel Cassandra The Benevity Community Impact Fund TRUiST (UPS Employee Giving Fund)
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 Heather Shue
Jill Shockley Lakeville, MN Lions Club Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund Ladies Auxiliary VFW Northern Post 3839 District 6, Jenkins, MN
Thank you to our generous recent donors!


Ladies Aux. VFW Post 6208, Dist 2, Prior Lake, MN
VFW Auxiliary, Inc., Post 4562, New Germany, MN
Kathleen Muller
Bruce Krejci
Lakeville, MN Lions Club
Anna Resele
Samuel Cassandra
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
White Bear Animal Hospital, WB Lake, MN


Thrivent Financial Choice ® Program
Karl Poncius
Thomas Ryan
Ganther Construction | Architecture Inc., Oshkosh, WI
Jessica Mommsen
Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlets
Heather Shue
Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund



Jill Shockley
Alan Tenenholtz
Marcin Michalek
Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN
Taber & Beth Akin
Lin Swadner
The Giant Steps Foundation


Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
2016-08-30T14:49:36+00:00
Thank you to our generous recent donors!
Ladies Aux. VFW Post 6208, Dist 2, Prior Lake, MN VFW Auxiliary, Inc., Post 4562, New Germany, MN Kathleen Muller Bruce Krejci Lakeville, MN Lions Club Anna Resele Samuel Cassandra The Benevity Community Impact Fund White Bear Animal Hospital, WB Lake, MN
Thrivent Financial Choice ® Program Karl Poncius Thomas Ryan Ganther Construction | Architecture Inc., Oshkosh, WI Jessica Mommsen Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlets Heather Shue Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund
Jill Shockley Alan Tenenholtz Marcin Michalek Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN Taber & Beth Akin Lin Swadner The Giant Steps Foundation
Thank you to our generous recent donors!


The Giant Steps Foundation
Bell State Bank “Pay it Forward” Program, Minneapolis, MN.
Barley + Vine Kitchen Bar, Lakeville, MN
Ganther Construction | Architecture Inc., Oshkosh, WI
Anna Resele, Minneapolis
Samuel Cassandra



Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlets
Heather Shue
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Rebecca Katzan
VFW Auxiliary, Inc., Post 4562, New Germany, MN
Taber & Beth Akin
Yvonne Hemze



Sheri Sergent
Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN
Heather Stewart
Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund
June Dircz
Jennifer Gaines

Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
2016-08-29T17:01:47+00:00
Thank you to our generous recent donors!
The Giant Steps Foundation Bell State Bank “Pay it Forward” Program, Minneapolis, MN. Barley + Vine Kitchen Bar, Lakeville, MN Ganther Construction | Architecture Inc., Oshkosh, WI Anna Resele, Minneapolis Samuel Cassandra
Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlets Heather Shue The Benevity Community Impact Fund Rebecca Katzan VFW Auxiliary, Inc., Post 4562, New Germany, MN Taber & Beth Akin Yvonne Hemze
Sheri Sergent Students at Christina Huddelstadt Elementary School, Lakeville, MN Heather Stewart Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Dell Employee Engagement Fund June Dircz Jennifer Gaines

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