Volunteers are at the core of Pawsitive Independence success! From fundraising events to raising puppies, dedicated volunteers are vital to the success of the program and we can't thank them enough!
Our volunteer roles fall into three primary areas and we are always looking for people or teams of people to participate:
If you would like to volunteer within the our program, please complete a Volunteer Application Form on our website found HERE.
Dog of the Month
Meet Andy!! PI's first full fledged service dog! Andy has been placed with a family in Dalmeny, SK. He starts school this fall with Gabe, his partner. Andy has overcome amazing obstacles to get to there we has proven to be a great asset to both Gabe and his family. Way to go Andy!!
Adult Dogs in Training
Due to the high volume of applicants Pawsitive Independence is not currently accepting new application requests for the Autism Service Dog or Companion Dog programs. Pawsitive Independence is committed to properly serving the families currently on our wait list in a timely manner.
For a list of other accredited providers of autism service dogs, please visit Assistance Dogs International.
Applications will reopen as soon as the needs of the current waitlist are met. Please refer to this page for changes to the status of the Autism Service Dog and Companion program application.
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Frequently Asked Question
Financials - What's the Cost?
It can cost organizations approximately $30,000-$40,000 to raise, train, place, and provide follow-up care for our autism service dogs. We depend on the fundraising efforts of our staff, volunteers and clients so we can provide quality trained service dogs to the people of Saskatchewan! Although we would love to provide our dogs free of charge, at this point in our growth and development we must work closely with our clients to find sponsorships, grants and co-host fundraisers to raise $15,000 together.
More FAQs HERE!