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 17 animal rescues and sanctuaries in Minnesota and a rescue 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. To date, Pause 4 Paws has distributed over $350,000 to its beneficiary organizations and in 2017 we have raised an additional $30,000 for two Special Initiatives -- Gotta Getta Gato and Food 4 Paws.
100% of the funds we distribute through P4P go directly to the support and care of the animals.
Pause 4 Paws Annual Adoption Event
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Noon - 3 p.m.
Stone Mountain Pet Lodge
9975 Xenia Avenue North, Brooklyn Park
Please join us for our annual Pause 4 Paws Adoption Event -- it's a great opportunity for families in the market for a new dog or cat to see and meet adoptable animals from many of our rescue groups. We'll also have other fun activities, a bake sale and a raffle for fabulous prizes! Don't miss it.
Pinot's Palette - Project Pet
Sunday, May 6, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
4712 Excelsior Blvd, St. Louis Park
REGISTER HERE! ($60 per person)
Join us for a fun event to benefit Pause 4 Paws! Sign up for this class to paint a portrait of your pet based on a photo that you provide (printed for you on a 16" x 20" canvas for easy painting). The talented artists at Pinot's Palette will walk you through the steps to create your very own pet portrait. We will have snacks and drinks available to make this a fun, relaxing Sunday afternoon. Grab a friend or family member and come out to support P4P! See you there!
Beneficiary & Partner Applications for 2018-2019
Pause 4 Paws has been operating since 2011 with a mission of helping to augment animal rescue organizations’ fundraising efforts to ensure that all animals are treated with dignity and respect. For our 2018-2019 funding period, we will be evaluating Beneficiary Organization applications with the three key priorities in mind:
- Willingness to work in close partnership with Pause 4 Paws to address rescue needs and to promote the initiatives and successes of our collective work.
- A commitment to avoiding euthanasia and facilitating spay/neutering wherever possible.
- The financial need of the organization.
P4P Featured Partner
Pay It Forward
Pause 4 Paws is thrilled to announce the we have been accepted to participate in "Every Swipe Benefits Charity" program, sponsored by Pay It Forward Processing, a socially responsible company that provides electronic payment solutions with a twist.
Through this program, Pause 4 Paws will receive the net proceeds from every business account that designates us as its beneficiary. With every swipe, PFProcessing will donate money to our cause. This program benefits P4P as well as the businesses that participate.
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.