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. 

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Upcoming Events

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! 



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.

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Twin Cities Brewery Tours2 weeks agoToday is P4P founder Jill Goldstein?s birthday! Please be sure you (and your furry friends) wish her a good one!
Twin Cities Brewery Tours1 month agoAre you in need of a last minute holiday gift? Get Your Beer, Wine, and Cocktails all while supporting Pause 4 Paws! The 2019 Brewery Cards have arrived as well as the NEW Winery & Distillery Card! Enjoy a BOGO tasting/flight, wine, cocktail, or pint at over 30 unique Minnesota locations and over 50 breweries! Each card is $25, and 50% of the proceeds go directly to P4P. Be sure to take advantage of the holiday special - buy 4 cards and get one free! This is an amazing opportunity/gift so get your cards TODAY! Link to Purchase>> https://www.communityall.com/pause4paws

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.