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 35,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered nearly 25,000 animals since 2011.

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

Looking for a pet to adopt? 

Upcoming Events

Holiday Adoption Event

Monday, December 10th, 5 - 8 pm.

Eden Prairie Center 

Join Falen from KDWB radio for this fun holiday event.  Have your pets take a picture with Santa! If you are in the market for a pet, we will have animals available for adoption and other fun activities!  

Stop by and see us! 


A (Starbuck's) Coffee and a Collar

We are so grateful to Starbuck's Coffee for their partnership and generosity in hosting a Pet Supply Drive at 13 of their locations around the Twin Cities.  Starting November 15th and through December 31st, stop by any of the Starbucks locations below to drop off a donation of pet supplies -- Leashes, Collars, Toys, Food bowls, Unopened food or treats are all welcome and appreciated (new items only, please)!  

The items we collect will be distributed among our Beneficiary Organizations and Partners.

  • Eden Prairie Center
  • Eden Prairie Drive Thru - Prairieview Center
  • Eden Prairie - Hwy 62 & Shady Oak Road
  • Eden Prairie - Anderson Lakes
  • Chanhassen
  • Golden Valley
  • Plymouth - Vicksburg Lane
  • Plymouth - Campus Drive
  • Wayzata Drive Thru
  • Wayzata - East Lake Street
  • Waconia
  • Maple Grove - Dunkirk Ave
  • Maple Grove - Elm Creek Boulevard



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 35,000 animals and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 25,000 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 weeks agoIt's here! The day many of us look forward to - Black (Cat) Friday! Aside from saving money on all of your shopping expeditions today, please also consider saving an animal. It only seems appropriate to feature some of our black cats that are in need of a home on this Black Friday, but please reach out to us if you're interested in fostering/adopting these or any other cats and dogs!
Twin Cities Brewery Tours4 weeks agoPause 4 Paws added 2 new photos.Will you consider donating to Pause 4 Paws on this Give to the Max Day? Our mission is to ensure that all animals are treated with dignity and respect. We accomplish this by providing financial support to animal rescue groups around the state of Minnesota and in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. By donating to P4P you will help us provide emergency medical care, vaccinations, and spay/neutering for animals in need. And 100% of the funds we distribute go directly to the care of the animals! Every little bit helps. Will you help us? Click to donate today! https://www.givemn.org/organization/Pause-4-Paws-1

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.