In 2018, in an effort to expand our reach across the rescue community, Pause 4 Paws established a new network of Partner rescue organizations to work with in addition to our group of Beneficiary Organizations. While P4P Partners do not receive financial support from our organization, we will be promoting their good work through this website and our social media outlets and will also be providing opportunities to participate in fundraising events, spay and neuter clinics, and receive support through our new Medical Relief Fund, which will be formally established in the fall of 2018.
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.
Adopt-A-Pet Shop/S.O.S. Rescue
Phone: (763) 205-2832
Located in Plymouth, MN
The Adopt-A-Pet Shop/S.O.S. Rescue Relief, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit relief organization dedicated to providing support to animal rescue groups, shelters and sanctuaries. One of our main goals is to help rescued animals and their organizations find homes and reduce the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets. At our flagship retail adoption center, The Adopt-A-Pet Shop in Plymouth, MN, rescue groups are invited to display companion animals in our friendly and inviting public adoption venue. We also plan to offer other support services in the future, including: Spay/Neuter events; socialization assistance; expert-led training workshops; a database of on-call volunteers and multi –group adoption fairs and fundraisers. Animal sanctuaries, shelters and rescue groups are doing incredible, life-saving work and we’re proud to support their efforts!
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue
Phone: (612) 869-0480
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue (MWCR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization of volunteers dedicated to the care of rough and smooth Collies. MWCR's purpose is to rescue Collies who have lost their homes, place them in foster homes, provide medical care, assess their traits and personalities, find the best possible adoptive match for them, and place them in loving forever homes. Their volunteers and foster homes are located in Minnesota and Wisconsin and several other states, and Collies have been placed from New York to Texas to California to Canada. MWCR accepts rough and smooth Collies and may accept Collie mixes on a space available basis.
No Dog Left Behind Rescue
Phone: (612) 354-6352
Located in Brooklyn Center, MN
No Dog Left Behind is a 100% foster based 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to find dogs their forever family; to speak for the abused, neglected, and abandoned; to educate adopters, reduce the number of homeless, and provide proper vet care; and to save those that need saving. NDLB is volunteer-based and relies heavily on donations to support the organization. The amazing support from the community, fosters, veterinarians, and friends gives NDLB the ability to save dogs who otherwise wouldn't make it. They place all dogs in foster homes so they can work with each dog individually to train them and give the proper care they need. This helps NDLB understand their personalities to match them with the perfect forever home!
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Pet Haven rescues and re-homes dogs and cats, spays and neuters to reduce overpopulation, promotes companion animal welfare, and advocates on behalf of companion animals.
Pet Haven helps dogs and cats find homes with loving families through foster-based care. Every dog and cat lives with a foster family until they find their forever families. Pet Haven provide all of their basic needs including proper food, veterinary care, behavior training, and supplies. Through in-home fostering, the organization learns about each animal’s temperament, personality, likes/dislikes, and any medical needs. With this first-hand information, Pet Haven can then find the right family for each dog and cat.
Our volunteers also educate the public on responsible companion animal care, and represent respect for animals at all times. Whether we’re working with prospective new families, meeting people at public events, or socializing with friends and family, we encourage others to view and treat their pets as members of the family. We are their guardians, and they depend on us for companionship and care. All animals are spay/neutered prior to adoption. Pet Haven does not euthanize animals unless they have an untreatable health or behavioral condition that denies them an acceptable quality of life or makes them a serious threat to people, other animals, or themselves.
Pet Project Rescue
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Pet Project Rescue (PPR) is a Minnesota based, non-profit organization that specializes in foster-based hospice care for terminally ill MN dogs and cats, and spay/neuter programming from Minnesota to Mexico.
In an effort to provide a comfortable and dignified life for animals that are generally seen as un-adoptable, PPR created a hospice program in 2010, which focuses on providing foster homes for terminally ill animals that are rescued from MN high-kill shelters. These dogs and cats have no other options without PPR, but because of hospice program they are able to have a loving family in their last days and pass with the respect and dignity every living being deserves.
In addition to hospice animal rescue, PPR is focused on reducing the homeless-animal population at its source by providing spay/neuter services for animals both in our local Minnesota community and Mexico. PPR believes that all animals deserve a loving and healthy life. In order to fully provide for animals in need, PPR is run almost entirely by volunteers who dedicate time and energy to help animals in our community and beyond. Pet Project Rescue has been a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit since 2008.
Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary
Phone: (715) 468-7784
Located in Shell Lake, WI
Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary is a small non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing, caring for and placing homeless animals. They promote positive people/animal relationships through adoption and educational programs advocating humane treatment of all animals, including the importance of spaying and neutering. Some of the animals that come to Rescued Tails are older, sick or have suffered from severe neglect or cruelty. They value the life of each companion animal and provide a permanent safe haven for animals when possible. Rescued Tails works to rehabilitate companion animals that need additional training and time and then place them in appropriate homes.
Ruff Start Rescue
Phone: (763) 355-3981
Located in Princeton, MN
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster-based animal welfare organization located in Central Minnesota. Our rescue is composed of dedicated individuals who are passionate about animals. We rescue stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs, cats, and small critters. We work very hard to place animals in new loving homes.
Ruff Start operates largely through volunteers and donations, relying on social media to stay connected. The more than 600 volunteers are dedicated to the transportation of animals, serve as foster families, coordinate adoptions and much more. Without their countless hours of service, Ruff Start Rescue could not exist.
United Doberman Rescue and Canine Castaways of MN
Phone: (612) 405-8522
Located in Buffalo, MN
United Doberman Rescue and Canine Castaways of Minnesota's mission is to save all Dobermans from death and abandonment and provide breed education to the public. They also help other breeds of dog when requested. Their goal is to help all Dobermans and homeless animals in need, locally in Minnesota, the 5 state area, and in extended geographies where local groups may not be able to help.
As a 501(c)(3), non-profit, foster home based rescue UDR's rescued Dobermans live with families until they are adopted, learning the basics of home life while being nurtured and loved as if one of our own dogs. All rescued Dobermans are fully vetted, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, heart worm negative, and on flea and heart worm preventative prior to adoption. They address any health issues that may present itself while in foster care.
United Doberman Rescue actively works with other animal rescues across the U.S. and the world, to help save the purebred Doberman, Doberman mixes and other animals in need of rescue help. Specifically, they partner with Doberman Rescue of Northern Dallas.