What is Paws to the Pedal?

‘Paws to the pedal’ is a play on the term ‘pedal to the metal’ – so when we say ‘paws to the pedal’ we are combining our love for animals and the automotive hobby to make a difference in the lives of animals who are otherwise abused, neglected or forgotten.

The Paws To The Pedal Charity Car Show is a fundraising body that was created in 2014 with the mission to strengthen the car community through cause and purpose. We wanted to give back to the community and felt that these animals deserved a second chance rather than be discarded. Each year, we pick a different animal rescue center to raise funds for, and donate 100% of the proceeds from our annual car show to that group.

Why is animal welfare so important?

Because animals don’t have a voice. We are their voice, and we want to ensure that each of them can have that second chance to live a safe, happy and healthy life. This in turn enriches our lives, providing us with the unconditional friendship that they want to give.

Where do donations go?

Currently, our donations come from a one-day event – the Paws to the Pedal Car Show. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit an animal rescue center in Winnipeg, and we are proud to announce that the proceeds of our 2019 car show will benefit The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter. Our goal is to raise enough money to help offset the cost of rehabilitating the hundreds of rescued animals that come to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter every year.

What’s happening in 2020?

We are proud to say that to date, The Paws To The Pedal Charity Car Show has raised thousands of dollars for animals in need, and we could not have done it without the support of the car enthusiast community and our sponsors. In 2020, we will be taking a break so that our organizers, Stefan and Anh Ly can tie the knot! We ask that you continue to support your local animal rescue shelters in any way you can. Please remember: if you can’t adopt a pet, then foster. If you can’t foster, please sponsor. If you can’t sponsor, please volunteer. If you can’t volunteer, please donate. If you can’t donate, please educate. There are always ways to help these animals who deserve a second chance. Please visit a local animal rescue service today.