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 

Thanks for stopping by our site!

   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.

May 31, 2014 Benefit Luncheon at Bibi'z of Westwood, NJ.

Click here to buy tickets Brown Paper Tickets (10% off if ordered by 4/20 online only).


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.
We just added two amazing, young talented performers 7 year old Ava & Cora Patelsky!

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

This is an event 
surly not to be missed, so order your tickets now
and you will have a great time and help the animals.   


Summer Spiritual - July 9, 2014, 7- 9pm - Seats are Limited

An Evening with Ray Sette, Psychic, Medium & Astrologer, at
Richard Rodda Center, 250 Colonial Court, Teaneck, NJ 07666
for tickets & info:
or visit
A special page about this event coming soon.

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 Still Looking For a "Furr"ever Home!

Jed and Barney pictured here at Kindness Ranch September...


These beagles are two 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.





download our 2013 - 2014 peace4paws calendar by clicking here.

--- 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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