Bringing Comfort and Love to NYC Shelter Animals

Al Leibman, videographer


 • Animal Care Centers of NYC   (ACC), housing the largest population of animals on a  continued basis.

• ACC's New Hope Partners  of  NYC Rescue Groups.

• Other local non-profit rescue groups in the New York City area.

Homeless animals are usually beyond frightened when they come into a shelter environment since most have been abused, neglected or abandoned.   ​Pillows for Paws believes that their emotional well-being is a crucial factor in maintaining an animal's overall health, assisting in modifying behavioral issues and as a result, increasing their adoptability.

Our mission is to help support a positive environment during their stay at the shelter.  Comfort and enrichment items, such as a cozy bed to sleep on or a toy to keep them stimulated in their cages while they wait for their forever homes, bring them a sense of ease, calm and hopefully, a knowing that they are loved and not forgotten.


We feature a rescue group for its help in saving animals' lives and pledge to donate handmade beds and toys to that shelter.​​

Please check out the NYer of the week segment on the founder of Pillows for Paws, Jen Halpern and the amazing volunteers who make up this organization!

Pillows for Paws

Pillows for Paws is a 501c(3) non-profit volunteer run organization that donates essential material goods to NYC shelter cats, dogs and rabbits

including beds, toys, treats, grooming and medical supplies.


Volunteers  lovingly make beds and toys at our events, monthly craft circles and at home.

We rely on donations  from individuals and companies for:

• Monetary contributions.

• Wish list purchases.

• Bulk donations of materials, manufactured animal toys and grooming supplies.

Check us out in the Dodo too!