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. 

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Upcoming Events

A (Starbuck's) Coffee and a Collar

We are so grateful to Starbuck's Coffee for their partnership and generosity in hosting a Pet Supply Drive at 13 of their locations around the Twin Cities!  We received an abundance of donations and we are in the process of distributing the items among our Beneficiary Organizations and Partners.  In total we were able to provide four loads of supplies and thousands of pounds of pet food to animals in need. Thank you for your support! 


A Tail Wagging Affair 2018

Thanks so much to all who joined us for our annual fundraising gala!  It was indeed A Tail Wagging Affair! 



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.

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Twin Cities Brewery Tours2 weeks agoFree ticket giveaway for our Saturday, March 30th Community for All Brewery Crawl! The ticket to the crawl includes: ??Community for All? T-Shirt ?4 Drink Tickets - redeemable at any participating brewery for a FREE half pint ??Community for All? drawstring bag ?Metro Transit Pass - FREE access to the light rail and buses ?FREE shuttle bus circling North Minneapolis breweries ?Wristband for specials ?Map of participating breweries and the nonprofit they are supporting ?Tons of games, prizes, and giveaways To be entered into the drawing, you must follow our page, like this post, and comment below tagging a friend. For more information or to buy a ticket, visit https://CommunityAll.com/charitycrawl Must be 21+ to enter drawing. Winner will be chosen at random and announced next week.
Twin Cities Brewery Tours3 weeks agoWe are so proud to have Ruff Start Rescue as one of our Partners. Our hearts break for this dog and her family. Thank you for stepping up and helping sweet Lexi Ann through this tragedy...she deserves every bit of love coming her way. ?? https://gtmd.ruffstartrescue.org/burned-but-brave-lexi-annes-story/

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.