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 31,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered more than 21,000 animals since 2011.

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

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Upcoming Events


Roger's Rescue Ride with KDWB's Dave Ryan

Saturday, May 12th -- REGISTER TODAY!

Registration opens at 9 am at Grumpy's in St. Bonifacius

Kickstands up at 10:30 am 

$25 for Riders; $15 for Passengers (each registration includes a commemorative t-shirt)

We hope you will join us for our first motorcycle ride benefitting Pause 4 Paws.  Dave Ryan and his wife, Susan, adopted Roger from one of our Beneficiary Organizations, Angel of Hope animal rescue.  They bottle fed him until he was big enough to eat on his own, and the rest is history!

We will have amazing raffle prizes, photo ops, and a chance to meet adoptable animals.  We will also have some great breakfast pizzas and lunch and drink specials from our hosts. See you on the 12th! 

Here is the Route (click on the map below for a larger view):

Registration and start of ride: Grumpy's Bar (4113 Main Street, St. Bonifacius)

2nd Stop and Lunch Special: Arlington Haus (147 West Main Street, Arlington)

3rd Stop: Lisa's Place (205 North Broadway, Carver)


Walk 4 Paws 2018

September 15, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Plymouth Creek Park -- Hilde Performance Center

3500 Plymouth Blvd

Join us for our 2nd Annual Walk 4 Paws!  We were so thrilled with the turnout last year and everyone had a great time. Don't miss this 2-mile family-friendly walk around Plymouth Creek park.  We'll have a photo booth, food trucks, live music and much more -- including animals available for adoption!  Stay tuned for more details. 




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 Tours1 month agoPause 4 Paws added 6 new photos — at Grumpy's.Roger's Rescue Ride was a blast! Thanks to everyone who came out to support Pause 4 Paws, and thanks especially to Dave Ryan for making it all possible. Grumpy's, Arlington Haus and Lisa's Place were great hosts! Here are some of the highlights (Photo credit to Jake Gotler - thanks Jake!)
Twin Cities Brewery Tours1 month agoCongratulations to our 2018-2019 Beneficiary Organizations! Visit our website for details - www.pause4pawsmn.org Angel of Hope Rescue A Rotta Love Plus B.A.R.K. Gray Face Rescue & Retirement Heading Home K9 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

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.