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. 

Looking for a pet to adopt? 

Upcoming Events

Sabes Jewish Community Center 

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 1 - 4 p.m.

4330 South Cedar Lake Road

Minneapolis, MN

Click here to Register!

Join Pause 4 Paws at the Sabes Jewish Community Center's Pet Party & Adoption Event.  All pets are welcome!

(Please note that all pets must be on a fixed leash or in a carrier, with age-appropriate vaccinations. (In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the JCC and pets will need to stay at home).

Event highlights will include:

  • The K-9 unit of the Plymouth Police Department
  • Family-friendly activities including a cutest pet contest and a blessing of the pets ceremony (provided by Rabbi Avraham Ettedgui)
  • Pet costume party, photo ops, and pet trick contest
  • Balloon animals, rubber ducky races
  • People treats and animal goodies

Be sure to bring items for our pet supply drive. These items will be distributed among our attending animal rescue organizations. For a list of suggested items, see our P4P Wish List. 

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit Sabes JCC's registration page.

A fee will be charged for the following activities: Cutest pet contest, pet/family photographer, balloon animals and face painting and the rubber duck race.

Click here to see the full schedule of events for the Pet Party. 

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Rescues We Support

Pause 4 Paws provides financial and in-kind support to 18 animal rescue organizations in Minnesota and 1 rescue in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Since 2011, these organizations have collectively saved more than 25,000 animals and spay/neutered nearly 17,000. Learn more about our Beneficiary Organizations.

Donate

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.

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Twin Cities Brewery Tours1 week agoBig thank you to FOX9 Morning News for chatting with us and hearing about our collaboration with St Croix Cleaners! Stop by the Grand Avenue location through Friday to get 20% off! Your savings will be matched and doubled by St. Croix Cleaners and will go back to rescue animals in need!
Twin Cities Brewery Tours1 week agoYour donations help so many sweet animals! Thanks to your support, we?re able to fund Zouri?s surgery for her heart murmur.

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