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. 

Looking for a pet to adopt? 

Upcoming Events

Roger's Rescue Ride with KDWB's Dave Ryan

Saturday, May 18th, 2019 -- BUY TICKETS! 

9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (Registration opens at 9 am.; Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.)

Tour of the Minnesota River Valley (see map below).

$35 per driver; $60 for driver + passenger (price includes commemorative t-shirt(s))

We hope you will join us for our second annual motorcycle ride benefitting Pause 4 Paws. Dave Ryan and his wife, Susan, adopted Roger from one of our Beneficiary Organizations.  They bottle fed him until he was big enough to eat on his own, and the rest is history!

We will have photo ops, a punch board, and a chance to meet adoptable animals!

The ride will start at American Legion Post 47 in Hastings, MN (50 Sibley Street) and have two additional stops.

We will stop for lunch at the Pioneer Supper Club in Wabasha (14026 657th Street) and finish up the ride at
the No Name Saloon in Prescott, WI (114 Broad Street).  

Click on the map below to see the full route. See you there! 


A Tail Wagging Affair 2019

Save the Date:  Friday, November 22, 2019

Details coming soon! 



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.

We are currently in the process of updating our on-line donation system.  In the meantime, please click here to make an on-line 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.