About Pause 4 Paws
Pause 4 Paws was established in 2011 with a mission of working to ensure that dogs and cats are treated with dignity and respect. Our Beneficiary Organizations have saved over 25,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered nearly 17,000 animals. Pause 4 Paws (P4P) raises and distributes funds that support animal rescue programs’ efforts to:
- Provide medical care and spay/neuter clinics;
- Save lives by reducing animal euthanasia;
- Find "forever homes" for all dogs and cats; and
- Raise community awareness through public education and communication.
Pause 4 Paws supports 18 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 goal is to support 10% of the groups that make up the animal rescue network in Minnesota. To date, Pause 4 Paws has distributed over $300,000 to its Beneficiary Organizations.
100% of the funds we distribute through P4P go directly to the support and care of the animals.
A Tail Wagging Affair
November 4, 2016
St. Anthony Main Building
219 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Pause 4 Paws is pleased to announce our sixth annual fall fundraising event, A Tail-Wagging Affair, on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the beautiful and modern Minneapolis Event Center located in the historic St. Anthony Main building. We hope you will join us for this signature event benefiting homeless dogs and cats throughout Minnesota and in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Founded in 2011, Pause 4 Paws is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides resources to 18 Minnesota rescues and animal sanctuaries. In 2015, we also began supporting a rescue in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The funds we raise support the work of the rescues, pay for emergency medical procedures, fund spay and neuter clinics, and provide food and pet supplies. Since our inception, we have helped Beneficiary Organizations care for and work to place more than 25,000 cats and dogs in forever homes and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 17,000 animals.
We hope you will join us for a fun and memorable evening featuring food stations, live and silent auctions, casino games with local celebrities as dealers, and entertainment by a great magician.
The is annual convening of friends and supporters of Pause 4 Paws is made possible by the generous support of our Sponsors.
Wet Nosed Wednesdays
Looking for a new addition to your family?
Tillie is a beautiful, 23-week-old kitten and she’s one happy girl. Tillie is curious, social and loving and she loves to cuddle on your lap. She warms up quickly to everyone she meets and is quite curious about what’s going on. And if her people aren’t around, she’s perfectly content playing with her toys.
Tillie is in foster care through Second Chance Animal Rescue and is enjoying the dogs that share her home. She would do great in a forever home that has another playful kitten or a cat-friendly dog. For more information about Tillie and to arrange a time to meet her, please contact Second Chance Animal Rescue.
Each week, Minneapolis Happening Magazine features a dog or cat available for adoption through one of the state's rescue organizations. Pause 4 Paws promotes this work through our "Wet Nosed Wednesday" featured pets.
Please visit our Beneficiary Organizations page to see many, many other pets that are available for adoption.
P4P Featured Partner
The mission of Downtown Dogs is to improve the quality of live of dogs, their people, and the community through care, education, and advocacy.
Values govern how we interact with our customers, employees, and dogs. We are proud to say we are a business that has values and even prouder of how they show up in everything we do.
Helping Less Fortunate Dogs
By doing something great for your dog, you are also helping many others! Downtown Dogs donates a portion of our revenue to helping less fortunate dogs. Downtown Dogs fosters over 100 homeless dogs per year. We also support dogs at Underdog Rescue, Pet Haven, and Home for Life Animal Sanctuary.
We are stewards not only of animals but the entire planet. Our “green” practices include:
- The rubber mats in the New York Room save your dogs' joints and save thousands of tires from landfills
- Our HVAC/Air filtration systems take about the same amount of electricity as a 100 watt light bulb.
- Our white roof reduces greenhouse emissions to the ozone layer and saves significant amounts of natural resources with its energy efficiency.
It doesn’t end there.
- On their own time our staff donates our left over food to Red Lake Rosie's
- Staff volunteer in the community with our Certified Therapy Dogs
- Community involvement in building dog parks, helping the neighborhood and volunteering on boards for the City of Minneapolis.
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 25,000 animals and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 17,000 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.