Who We Are
Pause 4 Paws was established in 2011 with a mission of working to ensure that dogs and cats are treated with dignity and respect. Pause 4 Paws supports 11 animal rescues and sanctuaries in Minnesota and supports the rescue community in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Most animal rescues are small, volunteer-based community organizations that do not have staff available to spend time fundraising. P4P works on behalf of these organizations. Our Beneficiary Organizations have saved over 35,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered nearly 25,000 animals since 2011.
100% of the funds we distribute through P4P go directly to the support and care of the animals.
A (Starbuck's) Coffee and a Collar
We are so grateful to Starbuck's Coffee for their partnership and generosity in hosting a Pet Supply Drive at 13 of their locations around the Twin Cities! We received an abundance of donations and we are in the process of distributing the items among our Beneficiary Organizations and Partners. In total we were able to provide four loads of supplies and thousands of pounds of pet food to animals in need. Thank you for your support!
A Tail Wagging Affair 2018
Thanks so much to all who joined us for our annual fundraising gala! It was indeed A Tail Wagging Affair!
Congratulations to our Pause 4 Paws Beneficiaries for 2018-2019!
Visit our Beneficiary Organizations page for more information:
Angel of Hope Animal Rescue
A Rotta Love Plus
Gray Face Rescue & Retirement
Heading Home Canine Rescue
Lake Traverse Animal Rezcue
Leech Lake Legacy
Light Shine Canine
Morrison County Animal Humane Society
NW MN Aussie Rescue
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Pet Haven rescues and re-homes dogs and cats, spays and neuters to reduce overpopulation, promotes companion animal welfare, and advocates on behalf of companion animals.
Pet Haven helps dogs and cats find homes with loving families through foster-based care. Every dog and cat lives with a foster family until they find their forever families. Pet Haven provide all of their basic needs including proper food, veterinary care, behavior training, and supplies. Through in-home fostering, the organization learns about each animal’s temperament, personality, likes/dislikes, and any medical needs. With this first-hand information, Pet Haven can then find the right family for each dog and cat.
Our volunteers also educate the public on responsible companion animal care, and represent respect for animals at all times. Whether we’re working with prospective new families, meeting people at public events, or socializing with friends and family, we encourage others to view and treat their pets as members of the family. We are their guardians, and they depend on us for companionship and care. All animals are spay/neutered prior to adoption. Pet Haven does not euthanize animals unless they have an untreatable health or behavioral condition that denies them an acceptable quality of life or makes them a serious threat to people, other animals, or themselves.
Your financial support enables Pause 4 Paws to help save the lives of animals and to improve their quality of life through rescue, adoption and sanctuary. The funding that P4P distributes to its rescue organizations has helped save more than 35,000 animals and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 25,000 dogs and cats, but our work is not done.
Please consider joining our efforts by making a contribution. You can give your support in any amount by making an on-line donation, or you can become a formal Pause 4 Paws Sponsor.Donate online
Our Sponsors lend their support to Pause 4 Paws through financial donations, media sponsorship, and in-kind services. These sponsorships provide critical support for the daily work and operation of our organization as well as our fundraising efforts -- 100% of the funding we distribute through P4P goes directly to the support and care of the animals.
We are extremely grateful for the dedication and support we receive from our Sponsors.