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 17 animal rescues and sanctuaries in Minnesota and a rescue 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 31,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered more than 21,000 animals. To date, Pause 4 Paws has distributed over $350,000 to its beneficiary organizations and in 2017 we have raised an additional $30,000 for two Special Initiatives -- Gotta Getta Gato and Food 4 Paws. 

100% of the funds we distribute through P4P go directly to the support and care of the animals. 

Looking for a pet to adopt? 

Upcoming Events

Walk 4 Paws

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Register Here!

Where: Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth

When: Registration opens at 9 a.m. -- 2-mile walk at 10 a.m.

Cost: $25 for adults/$18 for kids 12 and under

Please join us for our first ever Walk 4 Paws, a new family-and-pet-friendly fun walk and opportunity to support the animal rescue community! All proceeds from the walk will benefit our Beneficiary Organizations -- Pause 4 Paws is an all-volunteer organization. 

We will have live music, food trucks, face painting and balloon animals, raffle prizes for adults and kids, and a people and pets photo booth!  

Come early to visit with animal rescue groups to learn about animals they have available for adoption -- many of the groups are in the process of receiving animals from Texas to accommodate the need for additional shelter space in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  

See you on the 17th!


A Tail Wagging Affair

Save the Date -- November 3, 2017

Minneapolis Event Center

212 2nd Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

"A Tail Wagging Affair" is an annual convening of friends and champions of Pause 4 Paws to benefit our Beneficiary Organizations. 100% of the funds we raise go directly to the support and care of the animals. We are grateful to our many Sponsors for making this event possible! 

We hope you will join us for this fun and memorable evening featuring gourmet food stations, casino tables with local celebrity dealers, a live auction, dozens of silent auction items and exciting entertainment.



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 31,000 animals and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 21,000 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.

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Twin Cities Brewery Tours2 days agoPause 4 Paws is attending Walk 4 Paws at Pause 4 Paws.What a great day today! Thanks so much to all of our friends and family who came out to support P4P - special thanks to Culver's, Mountain Mudd/Nikos, Dogs of St. Paul and of course, Greyson, for your generous support! See you all next year for Walk 4 Paws 2018!
Twin Cities Brewery Tours2 days agoPause 4 Paws added 2 photos and a video.We're walking! Thanks to all of the friends of Pause 4 Paws who came out today!

Our Sponsors

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.