About Pause 4 Paws
Pause 4 Paws was established in 2011 with a mission of working to ensure that dogs and cats are treated with dignity and respect. Our Beneficiary Organizations have saved over 25,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered nearly 17,000 animals. Pause 4 Paws (P4P) raises and distributes funds that support animal rescue programs’ efforts to:
- Provide medical care and spay/neuter clinics;
- Save lives by reducing animal euthanasia;
- Find "forever homes" for all dogs and cats; and
- Raise community awareness through public education and communication.
Pause 4 Paws supports 18 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 goal is to support 10% of the groups that make up the animal rescue network in Minnesota. To date, Pause 4 Paws has distributed over $300,000 to its Beneficiary Organizations.
100% of the funds we distribute through P4P go directly to the support and care of the animals.
Special Promotion: BOGO at Potbelly Uptown to Benefit P4P
Through a partnership with Divi Up, Potbelly Sandwich Works will be running a great holiday promotion to benefit Pause 4 Paws. BOGO: Buy One Sandwich, Get One Free! on the app until December 22nd.
On Thursday, December 8th, Divi will be at this location (2801 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis) with our street team handing out sandwich samples and promoting this awesome deal to support Pause 4 Paws throughout the Uptown area!
Now Available -- Felines & Fellas Calendar 2017
Support Pet Project Rescue with the purchase of their 2017 calendar!
With the sale of each Felines & Fellas 2017 calendar, Pet Project Rescue will provide lifesaving care and spay and neuter services to hundreds of street cats in the Twin Cities through their Trap-Neuter-Return program. The proceeds will also fund Pet Project Rescue's national and international spay and neuter clinics.
Wet Nose Wednesdays
Looking for a new addition to your family?
Meet sweet little Gideon!
The good folks at Pet Project Rescue, who arranged a foster home for this sweet cat, estimate that Gideon was born in mid-April of 2016. He is a beautiful grey short haired cat with fur as soft as a bunny’s, and he is just as sweet.
Seriously, Gideon gets along with everyone and everything. Gideon has a goofy and playful personality, and he loves to run around, explore, and play with his human and animals foster siblings.
One thing that Gideon does not possess is a tail. He was born with Manx syndrome, and as a result, he is incontinent. But don’t let that scare you; he wears a diaper to keep things clean, and he doesn’t mind at all. His foster mom says that his needs are very easy to manage – he wears his diapers without issue, and changing is a breeze. Plus, he is a total sweetheart, so it’s totally worth it!
Please keep sweet Gideon in mind if you are looking to add a special cat to the family. For more information on him and his needs, please contact Pet Project Rescue.
Please visit our Beneficiary Organizations page to see many, many other pets that are available for adoption.
P4P Featured Partner
The mission of Downtown Dogs is to improve the quality of live of dogs, their people, and the community through care, education, and advocacy.
Values govern how we interact with our customers, employees, and dogs. We are proud to say we are a business that has values and even prouder of how they show up in everything we do.
Helping Less Fortunate Dogs
By doing something great for your dog, you are also helping many others! Downtown Dogs donates a portion of our revenue to helping less fortunate dogs. Downtown Dogs fosters over 100 homeless dogs per year. We also support dogs at Underdog Rescue, Pet Haven, and Home for Life Animal Sanctuary.
We are stewards not only of animals but the entire planet. Our “green” practices include:
- The rubber mats in the New York Room save your dogs' joints and save thousands of tires from landfills
- Our HVAC/Air filtration systems take about the same amount of electricity as a 100 watt light bulb.
- Our white roof reduces greenhouse emissions to the ozone layer and saves significant amounts of natural resources with its energy efficiency.
It doesn’t end there.
- On their own time our staff donates our left over food to Red Lake Rosie's
- Staff volunteer in the community with our Certified Therapy Dogs
- Community involvement in building dog parks, helping the neighborhood and volunteering on boards for the City of Minneapolis.
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 25,000 animals and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 17,000 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.