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

Roger's Rescue Ride with KDWB's Dave Ryan - POSTPONED due to weather

New Date -- Saturday, June 22, 2019 -- BUY TICKETS! 

9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (Registration opens at 9 am.; Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.)

Tour of the Minnesota River Valley (see map below).

$35 per driver; $60 for driver + passenger (price includes commemorative t-shirt(s))

We hope you will join us for our second annual motorcycle ride benefitting Pause 4 Paws. Dave Ryan and his wife, Susan, adopted Roger from one of our Beneficiary Organizations.  They bottle fed him until he was big enough to eat on his own, and the rest is history!

We will have photo ops, a punch board, and a chance to meet adoptable animals!

The ride will start at American Legion Post 47 in Hastings, MN (50 Sibley Street) and have two additional stops.

We will stop for lunch at the Pioneer Supper Club in Wabasha (14026 657th Street) and finish up the ride at
the No Name Saloon in Prescott, WI (114 Broad Street).  

Click on the map below to see the full route. See you there! 


A Tail Wagging Affair 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

6:00 p.m. 

The Machine Shop

300 2nd St SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Please join us for our annual fall fundraising event.  This event is the key to our work at Pause 4 Paws -- the donations that are provided enable us to support our Beneficiary Organizations around the state, as well as the services we provide throughout the year, including spay and neutering, adoption support, foster care, and emergency medical treatments.  

As always we will have great food and drink, our amazing silent and live auctions, as well as other opportunities to win prizes and support the animals! 



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 system.  In the meantime, please click here to make an on-line donation. THANK YOU! 

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Twin Cities Brewery Tours6 days agoHi all ... minnesota seems to be giving us one last cold weather hurrah this weekend. So, unfortunately, we are going to be postponing and rescheduling this Saturday's Roger Rescue Ride. ? Silver lining? You can stay home and cuddle your pets! (And if you don't have a pet ... CALL US. we know a few that are looking for their forever homes!)
Twin Cities Brewery Tours1 week agoBartholomew here, but you can call me Bart, or Bartie - it's a much easier name to pronounce isn't it? I was picked up as a stray roaming the streets of St. Paul. The kind people at animal control quickly learned that I loved toys and dogs and have a lot of energy. So much energy that being cooped up in a small kennel was starting to quickly drive me crazy. I'm a fun loving happy boy who needs positive pathways to burn off some steam. That could be going on nice long walks with you to sniff and explore the surroundings or going for a nice run or jog to keep us both happy and healthy. If you help me with my physical enrichment needs I'll be a very good boy and it will help me to not get overly jumpy and exited when I meet new people. I'm working really hard on my leash manners and house manners and I promise to be a good boy if you'll give me a loving home. I'm a friendly goofy guy who loves to play and wrestle, then hunker down with a treat and watch tv next to you. Would you like a handsome boy like me to be you exercise and snuggle buddy. Well, then apply to adopt me today. For the most complete information regarding this animal, and all of our adoptable pets, please ensure you are visiting our website directly at www.RescueCrew.org. You can also access the necessary online adoption application here as well. Thank you.

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.