Pillows for Paws is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with the mission to bring comfort and love to NYC shelter cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs. The group does this by donating beds, toys, and treats to Animal Care Centers of NYC on a monthly basis.
When homeless animals come into a shelter, it is most likely because they have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment. Any animal shelter is a stressful place. Pillows for Paws believes that the emotional well-being of these animals is a crucial factor in helping their overall health.
PFP's mission is to support a positive environment for shelter animals. The group does this by providing items such as cozy beds to comfort them, toys to keep them active, and yummy treats. When an animal feels supported and loved, they have a greater sense of ease, trust, and calm. Then, they also have a better chance of being adopted.
We are offering Zoom classes to learn how to make our shelter beds or you can visit our DIY page for ways to make our shelter toys for cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs at home. Our mission still remains the same during this time! DIY Beds and 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 a PFP volunteer!
Learn to make our handmade shelter cat and dog beds plus catnip toys with the scraps. This requires your own sewing machine!
Exciting fun events TBD! Stay tuned...
Since the pandemic began, we have been purchasing toys and treats for all 3 city shelters in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island and shipping directly to each shelter. We could really use some help! Your support and contributions will help us continue to do so each month!
The shipments contain essential items to keep cats, dogs, rabbits & guinea pigs active and busy while they wait for forever homes. These products also assist the behavior team. They use them to work with individual animals to help with socialization, which ultimately leads to shelter animals getting adopted. And of course, they all deserve treats!
What Pillows for Paws does and our mission to bring comfort and love to shelter animals.
A Pillows for Paws campaign to get every cat and dog a Kuranda Bed in all 3 ACC shelters, plus donate our handmade beds, toys and treats to all the animals there, including rabbits.
Donate a bed to a shelter cat or dog while honoring, remembering or celebrating your own companion animal or animal-loving friend or family member. We will sew a patch onto one of our handmade with love shelter beds and send you a picture before it goes to the city shelter. Please include the name of your animal.