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Happily Ever After Stories

People choose to adopt a pet for lots of different reasons, their experiences and expectations are all different.


Adopting a pet instead of purchasing from a breeder or pet shop saves pets lives.

If you are thinking about adding a new pet to your family, then reading the stories from some of our adoptive families can help you make the important decision to choose adoption.


If you have adopted a 4 Paws pet and would like to share your story please Contact Us

Adopted Maltese dog named Lucy

In August of 2014 we were lucky enough bring home our beautiful Moodle, Lucy!


We made the decision to adopt from 4 Paws Animal Rescue because we wanted to give a loyal, loving and affectionate animal the happily ever after they deserved.


4 Paws were so helpful as they provided a loving Foster Care family for Lucy before we adopted her; and all of Lucy’s health checks and vaccinations were completed.


4 Paws also covered the costs for Lucy’s microchipping and de-sexing procedures at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery.


From the moment we got Lucy at four months of age, she brought so much joy into our lives.


She is an energetic, spirited and healthy dog who loves to explore.


The most rewarding part of our 4 Paws experience is knowing that we gave the most amazing dog a forever family!


We cannot wait to adopt another. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you 4 Paws!!

Melena & Michael

Having deciding to adopt another dog some 16 months after our last rescue dog had died, we started searching for that perfect pooch to fill the void.
Then we saw a picture of two dogs that needed to be adopted together in March – looking very much like two dogs we had owned before – they melted our hearts and we felt our search was over, we began by fostering them.


We changed their names, Missy is very bossy and a real little miss who loves her baby (soft toy). Jack is a bit of a lad, not keen on toys himself, he takes great delight in stealing baby to tease Missy and gets a good chase in the process.

We finally adopted Missy and Jack in July. Both are very healthy, excitable additions to the family.

We are very glad we could offer them a forever home together."


Pam & Alistair

Adopted dog
Adopted cat named Benson

Having had a Burmese previously for fifteen and a half years we knew that they had lots of character so when I was scrolling through the 4 Paws site and Benson's photo popped up, my husband had just two words "Get him!".  


We applied and were contacted by Julie to arrange a meeting with Benson at a vet's where he was temporarily housed.  


As soon as we saw him, we hoped that Julie would think us a suitable family for him and that we could take him home with us - which we did!  We were given copies of his history, vaccinations, microchip number (which Julie changed to our name), contact numbers and other relevant information.  


Benson is a young cat - just over 2 years old so he's full of mischief when he's not asleep in front of the heater in his bed (with his favourite blanket which came with him from his previous home.)


He just loves company and follows you around from room to room and he's always at the door to greet you when you come home.  


One of his favourite places is on the end of the ironing board when I'm trying to do the ironing.  He loves to chase things and will often retrieve things and carry them off to another part of the house.  


He's a lovely cat and we're so glad that we found him on 4 Paws.

Ron and Jane
Benson's servants

My black shadow aka Buddy came into our lives via 4 Paws Animal Rescue Inc, just over a year ago. I had recently lost our beautiful border collie and felt I wasn't really ready for another fur baby but my sister convinced me to meet Kathy (the foster mum) and Buddy at a park.

I was a little hesitant, right up until I met Buddy - he ran up to me and jumped into my arms, gave me the biggest cuddle and he said "I'm yours"!!!!

He has been one of the best dogs I have ever had (has his moments!!) and it has been an absolute pleasure to have him in our lives.

I think these dogs understand that they have been given a second chance in life so if you are considering enriching your life with a fur baby, please call 4 Paws Animal Rescue inc


Adopted black dog sitting, named Buddy
Black rescue cat

We adopted Shiloh in March from 4 Paws Animal Rescue. 


We had lost our previous cat from kidney failure and were really missing her. 


A friend recommended 4 Paws Animal Rescue to us and they were very helpful in taking into account we needed a cat who was dog friendly. 


We were advised there was a lovely cat aged 3 called Shiloh, we went to the foster carers home for a meet and greet. 


The carer was so helpful and as soon as we saw Shiloh it was love at first sight. 


Shiloh has settled in so well and we adore her.  I highly recommend 4 Paws Animal Rescue lovely, caring people.


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