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 46,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered nearly 31,500 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 Tail Wagging Affair 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 -- GET TICKETS TODAY! 

The Machine Shop

300 2nd St SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. -- Cocktails, dinner, silent auction

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. -- Dessert, Live Auction and Musical entertainment -- Prince tribute featuring Chase & Ovation 

Cost: $75 per person ($25 for the concert only)

Please join us for our annual fall fundraising event.  This event is the key to our work at Pause 4 Paws -- the donations that are provided enable us to support our Beneficiary Organizations around the state, as well as the services we provide throughout the year, including spay and neutering, adoption support, foster care, and emergency medical treatments.  

As always we will have great food and drink, our amazing silent and live auctions, as well as other opportunities to support the animals! Get your tickets today and join us for this fun evening! 



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 community 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.

Please click here to make a donation. THANK YOU! 

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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.