Pawsitive to the Core

Our Mission

Pawsitive to the Core addresses the behavioral health needs of the Silver Lake community by providing emotional support through the use of therapy dogs!

Academic Advantages:

  • Memory and problem solving skills
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Children take more risks in learning and for the dog
  • Refocus on task and settles upset students

Mental / Physical Advantages:

  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Increased positive mood
  • Improved socialization skills
  • Increased serotonin / dopamine
  • Decreased blood pressure