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


Roger's Rescue Ride with KDWB's Dave Ryan

Saturday, May 12th -- REGISTER TODAY!

Registration opens at 9 am at Grumpy's in St. Bonifacius

Kickstands up at 10:30 am 

$25 for Riders; $15 for Passengers (each registration includes a commemorative t-shirt)

We hope you will join us for our first motorcycle ride benefitting Pause 4 Paws.  Dave Ryan and his wife, Susan, adopted Roger from one of our Beneficiary Organizations, Angel of Hope animal rescue.  They bottle fed him until he was big enough to eat on his own, and the rest is history!

We will have amazing raffle prizes, photo ops, and a chance to meet adoptable animals.  We will also have some great breakfast pizzas and lunch and drink specials from our hosts. See you on the 12th! 

Here is the Route (click on the map below for a larger view):

Registration and start of ride: Grumpy's Bar (4113 Main Street, St. Bonifacius)

2nd Stop and Lunch Special: Arlington Haus (147 West Main Street, Arlington)

3rd Stop: Lisa's Place (205 North Broadway, Carver)


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 will have more dogs there this year than ever before! 

We'll also have a food truck featuring the owners of Best Steak and Gyro, a bake sale, face painting, tattoos and games for kids, and a raffle for fabulous prizes!  Don't miss it.    



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 Tours3 days agoJoin us on Saturday, May 12th for Roger's Rescue Ride - our first motorcycle ride fundraiser -- hosted by KDWB's Dave Ryan! Visit our website for details and to register for the ride. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. at Grumpy's in St. Bonifacius -- Kickstands up at 10:30!
Twin Cities Brewery Tours5 days agoWant something pleasant to think about during this dreary weather? How about a new dog or cat to snuggle with!? Join us next Saturday, April 21st from Noon to 3 p.m. for our Annual P4P Adoption Event. We will have lots of adorable animals, raffle prizes, a bake sale and much more. Come on out!

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.