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

Friday, November 2, 2018 -- Get Tickets Today!

6:00 p.m.

Aria Minneapolis

105 North 1st Street

$75 per person

Please join us for our annual fundraising gala! We have a great evening planned -- we will have our live and silent auctions, live entertainment, great food and drink selections, and animals available for adoption! 

Proceeds will benefit our Pause 4 Paws Beneficiary Organizations -- as always, 100% of your donations go directly to help animals in need!

Our Live Auction packages will include: 

  • Cancun Vacation for 6 - February 2019

  • The Bentley Experience

  • Family Weekend at Breezy Point for 8

  • Dinner at your home with Chef Steven Jones

  • KFAN Power Trip Morning Show Experience

We are grateful for our many Sponsors, without whom the night would not be possible.  Please consider a $250 or $500 Family Sponsorship -- all sponsors will receive public recognition at the event and through our website.  

Looking forward to seeing you on the 2nd!  


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 Tours4 days agoA Tail Wagging Affair is coming up soon -- get your tickets today and please consider a $250 or $500 Family Sponsorship this year. https://one.bidpal.net/tailwaggingaffair/welcome
Twin Cities Brewery Tours1 week agoYou're invited to A Tail Wagging Affair - our annual fundraising gala - on Friday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. As always, it will be a fun evening filled with laughs and celebrating our commitment to the well being of animals. Don't miss it! To buy tickets, go to -- https://one.bidpal.net/tailwaggingaffair/welcome

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.