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Welcome to 4 Paws Animal Rescue Inc.

4 Paws Animal Rescue Inc. provides refuge for homeless dogs and cats on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and beyond.


We are a non profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. We rely on donations from members of the public and local businesses.

Many of our animals come from Council pounds.Others have been surrendered or abandoned due to lifestyle changes or their owner. Some have been rescued from cruel living conditions where they have been abused or neglected.

Our animals are cared for in the homes of our wonderful Foster Carers until they can responsibly rehomed to a Forever Family. 


All 4 Paws animals are vet checked, micro-chipped, wormed, flea treated and de-sexed prior to being available for adoption.

As well as re-homing our animals, we also believe that education is the key to reducing the number of unwanted companion animals. To this end, we strive to teach members of the public about responsible pet ownership.


4 Paws also has a number of special care pets that will remain with us as 4 Paws Permanent Residents rather than being available for adoption. These elderly or special needs pets deserve the very best and we have made a promise to them to keep them safe.

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Our quarterly newsletter is packed full of behind the scenes stories, upcoming events, feature pets and photos. 

Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program

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