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 11 animal rescues and sanctuaries in Minnesota and supports the rescue community 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 since 2011.

100% of the funds we distribute through P4P go directly to the support and care of the animals. 

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Upcoming Events

A Tail Wagging Affair 2018

Thanks so much to all who joined us for our annual fundraising gala!  It was indeed A Tail Wagging Affair! 


Meatsauce & Muppet's Miles 4 Paws

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this fun event -- it was a great morning and we so appreciate all of our supporters and volunteers coming out!   



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 Tours5 days agoPause 4 Paws added 10 new photos — at ARIA Mpls.Thanks to Suzanne Navarro Photography for these great shots from our event last weekend! It was indeed A Tail Wagging Affair!

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.