Pillows for Paws is a 501c(3) non-profit group with the mission to bring comfort and love to NYC shelter cats, dogs, rabbits, and and guinea pigs. The group does this by donating beds, blankets, toys, treats, medical supplies, food, Kuranda beds, plus many more enrichment items to our city shelters on a monthly basis.
Pillows for Paws believes that focusing on the emotional well-being of shelter animals is a crucial factor in their overall health. When homeless animals come into a shelter, it's usually because they have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment.
PFP's mission is to create a more positive space in a stressful and scary shelter environment. The group does this by working with the shelter staff to get the animals what they specifically need, including cozy beds to comfort them, toys to keep them active, or treats to help them stay playful.
When an animal feels supported and loved, they have a greater sense of ease, trust, and calm. Then, they have a better chance of being ADOPTED. That is everyone's goal! There are 25,000 animals surrendered to the city shelter per year. Please see below for all our different funds and ways you can help!
Donate a bed to a shelter cat, dog, rabbit or guinea pig while honoring, remembering or celebrating your own companion animal, family member or animal-loving friend. We will sew a patch onto one of our handmade with love shelter beds and send you a pic before it goes to the shelter.
Pillows for Paws is a charitable organization that raises money for New York City animal shelters through donations in order to purchase much needed in-kind goods for homeless cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
Each month PFP sends shipments of packaged toys & treats to all 3 city shelters in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. We NEED your support to continue this important mission! These items are essential to keeping cats, dogs, rabbits & guinea pigs active and busy while they wait for their forever homes. They also assist the behavior staff while they work with individual animals who are scared or having a hard time socializing. Having these items is crucial in so many ways!
We are now delivering fresh greens and herbs to the many shelter rabbits and guinea pigs at the Manhattan and Brooklyn City Shelters. Each week they get a special box of goods just for them. We also send some cold cuts & cheese to the dogs along with it!
This Fund was started by Max's family in 2019. They saw the need for our handmade tug toys to get to shelter dogs to keep them active and calm. They started this PFP fund with the hope of expanding it so much, that there would always be a tug toy for every homeless dog that comes into the shelter.
We now offer Zoom classes to learn how to make our signature PFP shelter blankets & beds. You can also visit our DIY page for ways to make our shelter toys for cats, dogs, rabbits & guinea pigs. DIY beds/toys can be mailed to: Animal Care Centers of NYC, 326 East 110th Street, NYC, NY 10029 or 2336 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Attn: Shelter Manager. Add a note so they know your package is from PFP!
More about Pillows for Paws & our mission to bring comfort and love to shelter animals to help support their emotional well-being. With the pandemic, we are no longer meeting in person, but the love still exists as everyone continues to work at home or in smaller groups!
A Pillows for Paws campaign to get every cat and dog a Kuranda Bed in all 3 ACC shelters, plus each one received our handmade beds, toys and treats to all cats, dogs & rabbits.
What Pillows for Paws does and our mission to bring comfort and love to shelter animals.