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. 

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Upcoming Events

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.

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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.

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