Become a Permanent Carer

4 Paws Permanent Residents are pets that will remain in our care forever. They were abandoned or surrendered with serious health concerns or are pets in their twilight years. 

These very special friends will never be available for adoption. Instead, they will remain as 4 Paws Permanent Residents until the end of their days. 

These are the animals that many other groups and shelters would have given up on.

"New Home, New Life" is the promise we gave to these special-needs ladies and gents.


We rely on a fabulous team of foster carers to welcome these pets into their family and allow them to live out their twilight years with love and in comfort - the pets will stay with them permenantly.


Join our Permanent Carer team

If you apply to be a Permanent Carer.....


A member of our Committee will assess your application and determine if we have any animals in need that would be a good match for your lifestyle and family circumstances.

We will then arrange to meet you and do a property inspection.


You must have a fully fenced secure yard to be considered as a dog carer.

If you are renting your property we will need to see written permission from your landlord or property agent that you are able to keep a pet.


If fostering a cat or kitten, in line with Sunshine Coast Council guidelines, all 4 Paws cats are to be kept as 100% indoor cats unless supervised in a secure outdoor run, ensuring that they are contained to your property at all times.


As our vet is located in Kawana, all 4 Paws Foster Carers must live nearby on the Sunshine Coast and we will ask that you have the ability to transport the foster pet to any necessary vet appointments, if not we can often find a volunteer to help you.


We also prefer not to place animals into foster homes with young children as we don't always know how a pet will react. Also, our Permanent Residents are often elderly and prefer a quiet home.

Permenant Carers are responsible for the basic costs of food, monthly flea and worm treatments and 4 Paws looks after all of the medication and vet care costs.


.If you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer please complete our Foster Application and a coordinator will be in touch.

The animals below are in need of a Permanent Carer 

Cersei, born in April 2013 is a lovely lady. We are seeking a permanent carer for her, a place where she will be loved, can feel secure and get al the care that she needs. Cersei requires medication daily - tablets added to her food to control her high blood pressure and a small amount of oil rubbed into her ear once a day to treat a thyroid condition. She sits happily and enjoys the massage. Cersei is best suited to a quiet home, without other pets, where she can bond with her special human.

Libby born in April 2007, was handed in to 4 Paws after her elderly was unable to care for her. Libby is an older lady with lots of love to give, whilst she can be a little shy until she gets to know you she still likes to catch your attention and will initiate snuggles and cuddles when she's feeling comfortable. We're seeking a permanent carer for Libby so that she doesn't have to be shuffled around in her golden years and has all the love and security that she deserves.

TipToe, also known as TT, is a grey tabby, around 12 and half years old. This older boy makes friends with everyone who meets him, he's a lovely boy. TT enjoys a quiet life so best suited to a carer without children or dogs. TT has a thyroid condition that requires regular monitoring and daily medication. He sits patiently whilst the drops are rubbed into the skin on his ear twice a day.

Jett, born mid 2018 is a very handsome chap. He is mischievous and loves to play "hunt the feather on a string". He's keen to be involved in the daily activities of the house and always has an eye on what's going around him. Jett is FIV positive, he also suffers from urinary tract infections and requires a special diet. We're seeking a Permanent Carer for Jett so that we can continue to monitor him and provide all the care that he needs.

Scamp & Daisy; 9yrs, Chihuahua

Scamp & Daisy; 9yrs, Chihuahua An adorable pair. Much loved pets who's elderly owner recently passed away. They love a daily walk and are happy to sit at the local cafe too! Friendly with other dogs yet best suited to a home without others. Scamp & Daisy both have a heart murmur which will require regular monitoring and we're seeking a carer that has experience with special needs pets please.

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