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. 

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Upcoming Events

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! 



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 Tours1 week agoHello friends of P4P -- AmazonSmile is offering a great promotion now through March 31st! Sign-up through the link below and choose Pause 4 Paws as your charity of choice. Then, simply make your regular Amazon purchases. Over the next two weeks, 1.5% of your purchases made through AmazonSmile will be donated back to P4P! Thanks as always for your support! https://smile.amazon.com/
Twin Cities Brewery Tours2 months agoWhew, what an exciting morning -- thank you and congratulations to Tammy Gardner for her winning bid of $514! Thanks to everyone who participated -- we are grateful for the interest and support for Pause 4 Paws. Skol Vikings!

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.