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.
A Tail Wagging Affair
November 4, 2016
St. Anthony Main Building
219 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Pause 4 Paws is pleased to announce our sixth annual fall fundraising event, A Tail-Wagging Affair, on Thursday, November 4, 2016 at the beautiful and modern Minneapolis Event Center located in the historic St. Anthony Main building. We hope you will join us for this signature event benefiting homeless dogs and cats throughout Minnesota and in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Founded in 2011, Pause 4 Paws is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides resources to 18 Minnesota rescues and animal sanctuaries. In 2015, we also began supporting a rescue in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The funds we raise pay for emergency medical procedures, fund spay and neuter clinics, and provide food and pet supplies. Since our inception, we have helped Beneficiary Organizations care for and work to place more than 25,000 cats and dogs in forever homes and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 17,000 animals.
We hope you will join us for a fun and memorable evening featuring food stations, a silent auction, casino games with local celebrities as dealers and entertainment by a great magician.
The is annual convening of friends and supporters of Pause 4 Paws is made possible by the generous support of our Sponsors.
Wet Nosed Wednesdays
Looking for a new addition to your family?
Rosa is a sweet Labrador Retriever mix who came to Minnesota all the way from Turks and Caicos. There, she lived a miserable life, marred by starvation and parasites. But thanks to the good people at Angel of Hope Animal Rescue, she is now living a healthy, happy life in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
And while Rosa loves where she is, she’d really love to find her forever family. She also loves to play outside, chew on big bones and snuggle with her people. To learn more about Rosa and to arrange a time to meet her, please contact Angel of Hope Animal Rescue.
Each week, Minneapolis Happening Magazine features a dog or cat available for adoption through one of the state's rescue organizations. Pause 4 Paws promotes this work through our "Wet Nosed Wednesday" featured pets.
Please visit our Beneficiary Organizations page to see many, many other pets that are available for adoption.
P4P Featured Partner
Top Dog Foundation's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide a loving and permanent home for dogs that are deemed “un-adoptable” because of age and health; that would otherwise be unnecessarily euthanized.
Top Dog's vision is that every senior dog; homeless, abandoned, or labeled “un-adoptable” and scheduled for expiration because of age, and health, will have a loving and permanent home . . . that their transition from this life will be in the arms of someone who loves them.
Bentley Grants were created to provide financial medical assistance to rescue groups and shelters to address serious health-related conditions of dogs in their care.
A joint venture between Top Dog Foundation and Top Dog Country Club to provide permanent care for dogs whose owners want to ensure lifetime care in the event of their deaths.
Bentley’s Place is a permanent home for senior dogs with treatable health issues; those deemed un-adoptable.
The Top Dog Foundation aims to set a new standard for care of elder dogs. Top Dog Sanctuary will provide a wonderful home for senior dogs (typically age ten or older) to live into their golden years in a loving, permanent home . . . not a shelter.
Bentley’s Place will be the first of its kind, setting a new standard for the rescue and care of senior dogs. It will consist of both private and companion “family” suites for its residents, featuring orthopedic beds, soft music, incandescent lighting, air-conditioning, and air purification systems. A monitoring and security system will run 24 hours a day to ensure the health and safety of the “guests”.
Specifically designed indoor and outdoor parks will serve the relaxation and recreation needs of Top Dog Sanctuary’s elder residents. Staff will play with, care for, or just pet these lucky dogs as their needs dictate.
Bentley’s place includes a medical clinic, and hydrotherapy and rehabilitation center.
A training facility, crematory, and full-sized pool will be open to the public and will help to generate ongoing revenue to care for the residents.
These dogs will live with us at The Sanctuary until they die of natural causes or until their health issues reduce any reasonable quality of life.
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.