Pawsitive Recovery

Helping People and Animals Recover Together from Addiction and Abuse

PAWsitive Recovery gives people in recovery and animals in shelters a new “leash” on life, helping them heal from the wounds of addiction, trauma, and abuse. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. Many of these individuals also struggle with mental health disorders and drug and alcohol abuse simultaneously. Drug abuse and addiction not only have an impact on people but can have an impact on animals as well. 

What We Offer


Pet Visits for People in Treatment Centers and Shelters.

Temporary Pet Foster Care for Individuals Seeking Treatment or those recovering from Domestic Violence.

Animal Focused Workshops and Animal Assisted Therapy in Treatment Centers and Shelters.

Volunteer/Community Service Opportunities at Shelters for those in Recovery or Healing from Domestic Violence.      

Ethan was able to focus on his recovery knowing his canine companion, Dexter, was being well cared for through our PAWsitive Recovery program. Post-treatment, Ethan and Dexter were joyfully reunited and are now flourishing together.


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