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 (click to view details)

Scamp & Daisy; 9yrs, Chihuahua
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