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

Community For All Brewery Crawl

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - GET TICKETS TODAY!

Noon until 6 p.m.

Starting at Sociable Cider Werks 

1500 Fillmore Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 

15 breweries North Minneapolis breweries have paired up with non-profit organizations as their sponsors for a much needed spring day of run!  Pause 4 Paws is thrilled to be partnering with Sociable Cider Werks this year.  Come out an support a bunch of good causes!  Tickets are $40 and you will receive: 

  • 4 drink tickets
  • A T-shirt and draw string bag
  • Free access to the light rail and buses
  • Free shuttle bus circling North Mpls.
  • Prizes and giveaways

Visit the Community for All site to get tickets! 


Pause 4 Paws Annual Adoption Event

Sunday, April 14, 2019

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 than 15 rescue groups represented and more dogs there this year than ever before! 

We'll also have a food truck, a bake sale, and lots of great Pause 4 Paws items and pet supplies available! 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 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.

We are currently in the process of updating our On-Line Donation page.  If you would like to make an electronic donation, please contact us directly and we will make arrangements.  THANK YOU! 

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Twin Cities Brewery Tours1 day agoOur sweet boy, Anakin, has been taking car ride field trips with our fearless leader and his most amazing supporter, Jill. He is still living at the training facility, but desperately wants to be back in a family. Please help us find his family! Contact Jill at jill@pause4pawsmn.org for more information!
Twin Cities Brewery Tours2 days agoSPRING IS ALMOST HERE. And with it comes the 2019 Spring Adoption Day!

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.