Awareness - Optimism - Sanctuary


"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."   
St. Francis of Assisi 


 Peace4paws is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit public charity based in Northern New Jersey. 
Since 2007, we have been dedicated to supporting sanctuary and forever homes for the animals retired from work in research and related fields through our foster & adoption program, fundraising events involving music, yoga, animal friendly events & more plus student outreach to kids from kindergarten through college.


& check out our facebook page for updates on them and other adoptable dogs!


Our two Winter Juluka Yoga events were a big success. The rest of February's community yoga classes went to benefit Peace4Paws so enjoy Juluka Yoga this month and always.
visit the Couples Yoga page for photos
and the Media page for photos and video

Plus check out our News 12 / Spotlight NJ segment with Della Cruz:



If you would like to volunteer for peace4paws in any way please, 
go to our NEW volunteers page. Thanks!

We always need fosters, publicists, social media talents and more,  so contact us now. 

Please click below to access our volunteer agreement form to print out and send to 217 Center Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675.

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Roscoe is a 2 year old male Rotweiller mix, with even energy and an outgoing personality.He is very friendly, happy and playful. He is not aggressive, and enjoys car rides, tummy rubs and other animals. He has lived mainly outdoors, as he comes from Texas, and has had cats for company. He is well mannered, doesn’t jump on people and likes treats.
He is neutered, has ALL his shots and weighs 58 poundsVisit to fill out an adoption application or call (201) 280-8696 for more information.


Juliet is a very sweet, one year old, lab mix, 26 pounds.  She is very friendly, cuddly, playful, good natured and would make a great new best friend! Not to mention that she is very pretty!


Pip is a sweet little girl Collie mix. She is one of three in the litter. If you would like a sweet little girl pip please fill out an adoption or foster application, at www.peace4paws or call 201-280-8696


Jesse is a sweet medium size mix breed. At about 35 pounds he is fun sized and fits comfortably in any house or apartment. If you would like to adopt or foster a wonderful furry friend like Jesse please go to www.peace4paws or call 201-280-8696


Tyler or Ty is a sweet little chi-weenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund aka wiener dog) = chi-wee. At only 8 pounds even though he is a little guy and his previous owners loved him dearly they just didn’t have the means to feed him enough to maintain a healthy weight. With regular meals he will fill out just fine. With just another pound or two it will make a big difference. Tyler is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. If you would like to adopt or foster a dog like Tyler please fill out an adoption or foster form at www.peace4paws or call 201-280-8696

Cricket is a mini pincher looking fellow. He is so handsome but lacks some self-esteem. He is shy and can be a little skittish until he realizes you are friendly. Then he warms up quickly then wants nothing more then to allow you to give him love and affection. If you would like to adopt or foster a dog like Cricket please go to www.peace4paws or call 201-280-8696


Might Max arrives on Memorial Day Weekend! What a champ!! This 2 year old, 36 pound bouncy, bubbly, beagle boy mix is sheer love and affection. He is all about cuddling and sniffing and being a part of the pack. A great little man!We call him Max because his heart has the Maximum capacity for giving Love. He will give some lucky family as much or even more Love than he is shown because he has Max Capacity in his heart.

Petfinder Link:


Sweet Pea is coming to NJ 5/23! Will get update from her foster and some better pictures after she arrives but we do know that Sweet little dainty girl, Sweet Pea is a sweet & loving mix breed , looking for someone to show her the love & affection she is longing for. Sweet Pea's owner could not keep her any longer, although they loved her so they just couldn't afford to feed her daily & they thought she deserved better . So we promised this sweet little pea we would find her the home she so deserves with a comfy bed & a nice warm lap to snuggle on & a bowl that would always have food in it at meal times.

Sweet Pea is aprox 1 yr old & about 17lbs but with regular meals she should put on a few lbs. She will be traveling to NJ soon & would be happy to meet her new family.

Petfinder Link:


Thank you for showing us what wonderful pets
animals retired from research and related fields really are.. WE LOVE YOU!

Click here for Blackie's Story ....



...and more are on their way from the Kindness Ranch soon


Who couldn’t use a little more happiness in their life? Jolly is a goofy six-year-old Beagle who is always the life of the party and is guaranteed to make you smile! When he is not busy enthusiastically greeting visitors into his home, this energetic boy loves to play in the yard with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. He is also great at entertaining himself with any kind of ball toy he can find, and is always looking for the next fun thing to do. Jolly even has a happy dance for every occasion – morning time, play time, food time, treat time, bed time – or is that not-bed-time-yet time? Either way, Jolly is enjoying every moment of this life and would love his very own family to enjoy it with! This sweet boy is now living in Duchess County with sister beagle Sadie and cute cat Veronica and a very loving retired dad, enjoying all the joys of country life. Quite different from life in a lab environment. HE IS ADOPTED AND LIVING THE GOOD LIFE WITH SISTER SADIE AND RETIRED DAD FRANK GUZMAN UP IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF NEW YORK... He is constantly going on hikes, fishing, vacations, etc. Not bad! Lets see if we can help the other 64,000 beagles in labs in the US have a similar fate.




 Our July 9th
Our Summer Spiritual Fundraiser
"An Evening Ray Sette Psychic Medium" at the Richard Rodda Center in Teaneck, NJ WENT SO WELL.
Thanks Ray, Volunteers & Participants for collaborating to help the animals!

 Here is our promo video with Cupcake and Ray in it!
It was also featured as part of New12's Spotlight New Jersey with Della Cruz.  



This luncheon at Bbi'z Westwood, NJ was standing room only ! Thanks for your support.
It was an amazing event in a myriad of ways!!!

Great food, great live music, great raffle prizes and cash 50/50 and a great cause!  
All to support forever homes for our animal friends retired from work in labs. 

Check out more about this fun event on Facebook or visit the Benefit Luncheon 5.31.14 page under our events.
included in the event were two amazing, young talented performers 7 year old Ava & Cora Patelsky!


Our Motto...

Research Animals Make Exceptional Pets!


Beagles are sweet, loving, cuddly, wonderful dogs!! Click here for an adoption application.



If you would rather print out the application and mail in
you may use this adoption application click

Otherwise click here for the interactive adoption application.


If you would rather print out the application and mail in
you may use this foster application click 
Otherwise click here for the interactive foster application.

Applications will be reviewed by our adoption and intake counselor Lisa Rose.


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About Us:

Our Ultimate Goal

A peaceful, natural, and happy home for every animal, including the animals retired from use in research and related fields.

Our Mission 

We are a foster group who work to rehome the animals retired from work in research and related fields.  

We also support sanctuaries like the Kindness Ranch.

We do student outreach.

We work with volunteers to organize events that:

Raise awareness for the necessity of permanent sanctuary and forever homes for animals retired from work in research and related fields through fundraising, student outreach and related activities.
We also foster retired research beagles that have come to us from the Kindness Ranch and other sanctuaries who worked in cooperation with laboratories and help those beagles find "furever" homes. 


Benefit Luncheon - May 31, 2014 Bibi's Restaurant & Lounge, Westwood, NJ
Ray Sette Spiritualist, Pyschic & Medium Event -Rodda Center, Teaneck, NJ 
- July 9, 2014
Oradell K-9 Karnival, 1 Veterans Place, Oradell, NJ April 27, 2014
Dogfest, Westwood, NJ, August 2014
Community Yoga at Juluka - Hillsdale, NJ February 2015
Ongoing Student Outreach at Local Schools
Pawsfest, Westwood, NJ Grace Episcopal Church Sunday October 5, 2014
Blue Moon Community Nite, Woodcliff Lake, NJ - Fall 2015 many more exciting events scheduled to come


Jennifer Cece, President
Susan Weinrich, Vice President
Amanda Berk, Second Vice President
Charles Bellon, Treasurer
Lucille Nardello - Recording & Corresponding Secretary

Board Of Directors

Jennifer Cece  -  Founder, Webmaster, Publicity Director, Event Coordinator, Music & Yoga Liaison
Susan Weinrich  -  Founder, Reception and Exhibits Director, Director of Aesthetics 
Peter Rabcevics  -  Technology Chair, Webmaster, Graphic Arts
Jim Cagle  -  CPA, Finance Chair
Amanda Berk - CPDT-KA Dog training specialist
Lisa Rose - Adoption Director, Medical Director

Alan Stapleman - Adoption and Educational Outreach
Donna Eldridge - Marketing Chair
Daniel McNaught - Events
Sara Henry - Events
Melissa Riario - Events
Rachel Katic - Events
Doreen Holstein  -  Sunshine Chair, Children's Corner


Cathy Schmidt Beagle Transportation Specialist
Michael Roemer, CPA, Financial Advisor & Beagle Transportation Specialist
Lucille Nardello, Fundraising Advisor, Coffee Coordinator
Amy LaSpina - Assistant Corresponding Secretary & Administrator
Tammy Dunham-George  -  RVT, Former Caretaker of retired research animals

Mandy Grant  -  E-RYT, Juluka Yoga
Steve Cohen
Jennifer Decker
Elaine Berk
Tom Timbrook

peace4paws is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) 3 public charity all donations are tax deductible


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