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.


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 ....



Help bring Doodles home! 
Doodles is super friendly and loves other dogs. He is learning about leash walking and loving running about the ranch or playing quietly with toys. Doodles has been a little shy about new things but he is coming out of his shell nicely according to the Kindness Ranch. This great beagle boy has a chance to travel here in November with his friend from the lab Krush who is already promised to a New Jersey family. To travel this boy needs confirmed adopter.  Doodles entered this great big world on 6/20/08 and has been living at the Kindness Ranch sanctuary life since 9/25/14. Weighing in at 35 lbs. He was involved in research for drug studies but is a very healthy boy eager to love you and discover family life for the very first time.


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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with a Special Dedication to Founding Sponsor & Inspiration Mandy Grant of Juluka Yoga
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...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. 



Joel is a 6 year old beagle who has been retired from research. He has served us all by helping in the labs. Now he lives with two human brothers, a grandfather, mom and dad and two cats in a beautiful house in New Jersey. He is no longer shy but crazy about attention from humans and a comfy couch and lots of tasty treats. 


please join us!



 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!

Volunteers Cora (left) and Ava (right) sang as beautifully as they are cute!


Our Motto...

Research Animals Make Exceptional Pets!

We are looking to bring some hounds in from the Kindness Ranch soon.  Here are two handsome beauties! Please sign up to foster or adopt and we can bring you a great dog soon!

These two sweet hounds were released 2/7 from a lab out West to the Kindness Ranch.


UPDATE: Jed Has Been Adopted!

Jed has been adopted to a great home, and living with his two new beagle siblings and big human family! Jed has lived his entire life in a lab and then sanctuary at the Kindness Ranch, foster in NJ and now he's living with a great family in a beautiful Connecticut homestead!


UPDATE: Barney Is Adopted and living the good life with peace4paws Volunteer of the Year 2013 Cathy Schmidt and Co-Volunteer of the Year Michael Roemer.


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

The Kindness Ranch  has successfully worked with labs to rescue, rehabiliate, foster and find "furever" homes for thousands of beagles. Now we are bringing some of those rehabilitated beagles here!  If you are interested please fill out peace4paws' the foster or 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.




--- Success - we raised $925.00 ---
at the

peace4paws was a part of Mitzvah Mall 2014, January 26, 9 am -Noon where Barnert Temple it was a great success - we educated kids and adults and the whole temple donated!
please visit Barnert Temple for more info



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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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