About Us

Who We Are

In 2005, the idea of Paws-itive Paws-abilities was born out of a yearning to live a passion and a clear decision to pursue a dream. Heather Whitfield – founder and Managing Member of the company always had a great inclination to work with Animals.  The concept of creating a company that would give every client and companion animal a positive experience relating to care and rehabilitation was a high priority and in order to do that, various possibilities in terms of methods and modalities needed to be put into practise – hence Paws-itive Paws-abilities was the perfect and well-fitting name.

What We Do

Paws-itive Paws-abilities it is a well-known “Centre of Excellence”. The Centre caters for an array of Companion Animal related entities which include a fully-fledged Veterinary Physiotherapy Practice, Step-down Clinic, Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation, a Hills dog training school and behaviour practice just to name a few.

Our Mission
We strive to contribute to the rehabilitation, improved wellbeing, and the best possible physical and mental condition of each patient encountered by absolute fortitude.
Our Values
We strive to treat all clients and patients with dignity, love and dedication, and to value their wellbeing above all else.
Our Vision
To nurture any patient to the healthiest, and best physical and mental condition possible.


I have used Paws-itive Paws-abilities for the last 10 years and have a great relationship with them handling many of our surgical rehabilitation patients. The facility is world class and Heather Whitfield and her staff is highly professional and always willing to take on any patient that I may refer to them.

Dr Dagwin Camby
Zambezi Animal Hospital

There are no words, deeds or gifts that could justly say thank you for the extended love and quality of life you gave my old boys and seeing us through everything including them going to the Golden Bridge.

Kym Klopper

We have has the privilege of working with Paswitive Pawsabilities since 2007 and send all our rehabilitation patients to them. They are professional and provide quality care to our patients. Our referrals for behaviour lessons and training has proven to be a worthwhile relationship.

Dr Frans Pretorius
Lyttelton Animal Hospital


Paws-itive Paws-abilities facilites