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. 

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Upcoming Events

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

Dog Days of Summer

Saturday, July 14th

Noon - 8:00 p.m. 

1368 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis

Come on our for a fun day hosted by our friends at Lakes & Legends Brewing Company!  This event is for all ages, so invite your friends, family, and most importantly, your pups! There will be food and music, dog friendly vendors, and of course, Lakes & Legends craft beer.  Some of the proceeds will benefit Pause 4 Paws and we will be raffling off a pair of Taylor Swift tickets! 

Hope to see you there! 


Inbound BrewCo

Friday, July 20th, 5:00 - 10:30 p.m.

701 5th Street North, Minneapolis

Join us for Inbound BrewCo's "Pour it Back" Friday night happy hour.  Inbound will donate $1 from every pint sold to Pause 4 Paws.  



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.

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Twin Cities Brewery Tours11 hours agoPause 4 Paws shared Ruff Start Rescue's post.Proud to be a part of this great effort led by Ruff Start Rescue!
Twin Cities Brewery Tours1 week agoCome on out on Saturday to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer hosted by Lakes & Legends Brewery. We will be raffling a pair of Taylor Swift tickets to benefit Pause 4 Paws!

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.