Pillows for Paws

Bringing comfort & Love to shelter animals

our mission

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.

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Why Comfort & Love?

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 so by providing comfort items such as  cozy beds, toys to keep them active, and yummy treats.  When an animal feels supported and loved, they have a greater sense of ease and calm. Plus, they have a better chance of being adopted when they are relaxed.

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Our Volunteers

Monthly meetings have been put on hold due to the pandemic through the Summer 2020. Volunteers usually meet to make handmade beds and toys for shelter cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Our location is the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Manhattan.  Please stay tuned for future schedule updates.


Our mission still remains the same, even though our world is just a little different right now. In fact, whether they are at the shelter or in foster care, animals need us more than ever. Pillows for Paws is shifting gears into the virtual world to reflect the new needs of the shelter animals we serve at Animal Care Centers of NYC.

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Ways you can help right now!

1)  Make a donation to Pillows for Paws and we will provide material items to Animal Care Centers of NYC.  We will be checking in with their needs as we move forward into the Summer.


2) Go directly to the Wish List we have put together from ACC and choose items you would like to donate specifically for kitten season, or to cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs. These items will get shipped directly to the Manhattan Animal Care Center. 


3) Join a group of volunteers to help reach out to companies for donations of food, treats, toys, supplies, and manufactured beds. If you are good with sales, marketing, or research this one is for you!


4) We will always needs HANDMADE BEDS. We take great pride in the beds our volunteers make. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are filled with your hearts.  PLEASE SEE OUR DIY PAGE.

Upcoming Zoom events!

Beds can be mailed to: Animal Care Centers of NYC - 326 East 110th Street, NYC NY 10029. Please add a note that your box is from a PFP Volunteer. If you can, send us a pic of you & your beds or tag us @pillowsforpaws. Let's share our mission and your amazing work!

6/06/2020

Free Class on how to sew a shelter bed!

1PM - 2PM

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6/06/2020

Free Class on how to sew a shelter bed!

Providing a shelter animal with a bed will bring comfort & love to a cat or dog while they wait for their forever home. They are pretty simp...

1PM - 2PM

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7/11/2020

Free class on how to sew a shelter bed!

1pm - 2pm

ZOOM

7/11/2020

Free class on how to sew a shelter bed!

1pm - 2pm

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Pillows for Paws in action

What Pillows for Paws does and our mission to bring comfort and love to shelter animals.

Bed and Blanket Campaign for ACC

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.

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