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. 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 PFP!
Monthly shipments have been going out of packaged toys, treats and enrichment items to all 3 city shelters in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. We could use your support! Donations will help us continue to do this each month and expand the amount of supplies we have been able to purchase. The shipments contain essential items to keep cats, dogs, rabbits & guinea pigs active, busy and supported while they wait for their forever homes. These products also assist the behavior staff. They use treats & toys to 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 lettuce 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.
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 busy 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 shelter dogs.
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.
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.