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 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.
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.
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!
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. Send us a pic of you & your completed beds or tag us @pillowsforpaws. Let's share our mission and your amazing work!
You will learn how to make our basic beds using batting, our simple fleece blankets, and our catnip toys with the scraps. You can sew along ...
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.