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 31,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered more than 21,000 animals since 2011.
100% of the funds we distribute through P4P go directly to the support and care of the animals.
Give to the Max, please!
As you know, November 15th is Give to the Max day in Minnesota. We hope that you will consider a donation to Pause 4 Paws in your giving plans. As an all-volunteer organization, the funds we raise go directly to the care and support of animals. Our priorities for 2019 are to
- Continue supporting spay/neutering efforts across Minnesota and in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico;
- Supporting our 11 Beneficiary Organizations financially and through cross-promotion;
- Providing emergency medical care, food and supplies for animals in need; and
- Working to build a network of foster families and supporters!
Will you join us? Visit our Give to the Max page today!
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. Starting November 15th and through December 31st, stop by any of the Starbucks locations below to drop off a donation of pet supplies -- Leashes, Collars, Toys, Food bowls, Unopened food or treats are all welcome and appreciated (new items only, please)!
- Eden Prairie Center
- Eden Prairie Drive Thru - Prairieview Center
- Eden Prairie - Hwy 62 & Shady Oak Road
- Eden Prairie - Anderson Lakes
- Golden Valley
- Plymouth - Vicksburg Lane
- Plymouth - Campus Drive
- Wayzata Drive Thru
- Wayzata - East Lake Street
- Maple Grove - Dunkirk Ave
- Maple Grove - Elm Creek Boulevard
Congratulations to our Pause 4 Paws Beneficiaries for 2018-2019!
Visit our Beneficiary Organizations page for more information:
Angel of Hope Animal Rescue
A Rotta Love Plus
Gray Face Rescue & Retirement
Heading Home Canine Rescue
Lake Traverse Animal Rezcue
Leech Lake Legacy
Light Shine Canine
Morrison County Animal Humane Society
NW MN Aussie Rescue
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue
Great River Rescue
Phone: (218) 751-7910
Located in Bemidji, MN
Since inception in 1977, Great River Rescue has helped over 10,000 animals with a second chance at life. Great River is very proud of these and other efforts that have made their dream a reality and allows them to provide high quality service for more than 300 animals per year. Great River Rescue is proud to be one of the few “No – Kill” shelters in the United States, which means that animals are euthanized only when they are considered unadoptable -- when the animal exhibits aggressive or biting behavior, health issues involving animal suffering, or when the cost to maintain health would interfere with the organization’s ability to help more animals.
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 31,000 animals and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 21,000 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. 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.