Sponsor a 4 Paws Permanent Resident

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.

They are cared for by very special, experienced Foster Carers where they will live out their twilight years with love and in comfort and will receive the very best veterinary care.

Each pet has costs associated with their care and they often receive daily medicine and have regular visits to the vet. In order to meet these costs we are asking businesses, social clubs, sports groups, schools and pet-loving individuals to sponsor one of these very special animals.

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

Remember, these animals have often been faithful, loving companions to someone before they arrived at 4 Paws.

Many of them have lost their elderly owners and they deserve to feel love and companionship again.

 

Each pet below has a monthly sponsorship amount required. If the Permanent Foster Carer provides flea/worm treatments and food, as sometimes happens, sponsorship funds are used for veterinary care and annual vaccinations.

 

In return for your monthly sponsorship commitment, we will provide a framed photo of your Sponsor Pet for you to display, our quarterly newsletter, a Christmas Card and depending on individual circumstances, there may be the opportunity to meet your sponsor pet(s).
We will also display your company logo or personal message alongside the animal on our website and Facebook page.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

For more information about Sponsoring a Permanent Resident please Contact Us

 

 

Ricky, born February 2010came to us just before Christmas 2017, a little on the heavy side, unsure about what was happening after having to leave his mum, but still smiling.

From the very beginning Ricky’s “chilled” nature was evident. He arrived at our foster home calmly observing his environment and immediately tolerating his new effervescent foster sister. 

After a very short time Ricky has become a much loved part of his foster family. He and his foster sister Ashy are now a pigeon pair, who seem like they have always been together.

The noticeable improvement in Ricky’s health due to his new active lifestyle and care from Nicklin Way Vets is seeing Ricky flourish into a gorgeous little man who has been given a second chance at life.

Ricky’s favourite things are his daily walks, swims in the river, resting on the top of the lounge and playing tug'o'war with his fluffy toy bone.

Ricky is one of the most sweet, loyal and happy little dogs we have ever had the pleasure of knowing


Ricky will remain with his carers as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can continue to monitor his health.
 

Ricky is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

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 Gus Gus, unbelievably this handsome chap found himself unclaimed at the Pound at the grand old age of 15.

 

We settled him into an amazing foster family and started his "second chance" at life.

Gus Gus waited patiently for a Forever Family to want him but the perfect family hasn't appeared.

Gus Gus is now over 16 years old, he's really affectionate and very much adored by his foster family - we believe this old gentleman deserves the love and he'll now remain with the carers as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Gus Gus is sponsored on behalf of Odie and the team at The Resort Club

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Ringo is a dear, tiny, male Fox Terrier, born in 2010

Little Ringo was found in a rubbish bin in a terrible condition. 
 

Despite a tragic and cruel history, this little man has nothing but love for everyone around him. 

Ringo bonds very quickly to people and is playful and friendly towards other dogs. 
 

He is a laid-back, gentle little bloke. Ringo walks well on the lead and rarely barks. He is not a lap dog but he does enjoy being patted and talked to. 

Ringo is content to lie on the floor and watch TV with his favourite person close by. He is an indoor/outdoor dog. 

Ringo has beaten the odds a few times in his life and we have never met a dog more deserving of a break.

Ringo has a medical condition which is managed by daily medication, which he takes readily, especially if he is offered a small treat. 

He will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can ensure our promise to him of making him feel safe, well cared for and loved will be kept. 

Ringo is generously sponsored by The Hannon Family.

Nelly is a 13 year old terrier cross.

When Nelly arrived in our care she was in so much pain, over 90% of her teeth had to be removed and she had badly infected gums.

The pain didn't dampen this little one's spirit though, she is a perfect little lady......full of love. She's a tiny little dog but with so much personality!
 

As Nellie is in her retirement years she will remain with us as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can be sure she'll have a wonderful life.

We've settled her with a wonderful carer and Nelly is thriving. She's loving her good food, cuddles and family life now.

Nelly is generously sponsored by Barb Devine

Muffin is a sweet natured, adorable, Maltese cross, born August 2009

This gorgeous little girl is very outgoing and playful. She adores cuddles and sitting on your knee.

 

Muffin is so cute. She gently tilts her head to one side when you talk to her as if she is listening to everything you say.

Little Muffin has a sore back and is still receiving treatment. She also suffers from dry eye and has extremely sensitive skin.

With this in mind, Muffin will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident to ensure that she can be monitored and will receive the very best vet care in order to keep her comfortable and happy.

Muffin is generously sponsored by Ann Page and her dog Missy (pictured).

Gavenny arrived at 4 Paws with his best friend and sister Abba.
 

Named after the Welsh towns loved by their owner, Abba & Gavenny are Moodles, born May 2007.
 

This brother & sister duo were adored by their owner yet ill health meant he could no longer care for them.
 

Gavenny loves to play with toys and Abba is a real snuggle pot.

They love a daily walk and are friendly to other dogs.


We have been searching for the perfect adoptive family for this lovely pair however Gavenny has recently started to have seizures.

In an attempt to keep them together Gavenny will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident and will live with whoever adopts Abba. 4 Paws will then take care of his medical treatment for the seizures to ensure he receives all the care that he needs.

Gavenny is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

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Anna's story - as told by her foster carer.........

 

"4 Paws rescued a motherless Anna from the Pound when she was just a few weeks old. She was adopted and placed in a loving home where she lived for 3 years. A change in the family circumstances meant that Anna found herself back with 4 Paws.


The first day I fostered Anna we were both confused, I thought I was fostering a cat and Anna acted like a meerkat! Then one day, she collapsed and couldn't hold her head up - this was the first of many trips to the vet.

 

After a three week stay in the vet hospital Anna returned home, she was skinny and shaven and had been diagnosed with a nasty stomach virus and hypokalaemia. Down to just 2.8kg, she was eating only wet food then refusing to eat at all.

 

Months later, after a slow recovery, with the aid of 4 huge potassium tablets plus other medications Anna is still a fussy eater but is able to hold her head up long eough to supervise my craft hobbies.

 

Today, Anna loves lounging around. She has gained weight, her favourite food is Proplan beef and carrot. Anna is still on bulk medication and requires regular trips to the vets, blood tests and constant monitoring yet she is happy.

 

Anna is tough girl and true survivor."

 

Thanks to her foster carers dedication we are able to keep our promise to Anna in providing a loving home for her. She will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Anna is generously sponsored by Pauline Smith & Ted Sharpe

ZEUS is a male, born approx January 2002

He is a very homely cat that loves attention and to be surrounded by the family. Having said that, he is not a lap cat. He does like to be picked up and will almost always give you a cuddle.
 

When Zues was living with our other cats he would get unsettled when new cats arrived and the routine changed. He is very sensitive and doesn't like change. The stress caused him to become prone to having crystals in his urine and he suffered with UTI's. 
 

We matched Zeus to the perfect Foster home where he has settled beautifully.

He now requires a prescription diet to keep him healthy and we have decided that more change in his life would not be good for Zeus. He will remain with his carer as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can keep an eye on him and ensure that he continues to feel settled and loved.

Zeus is generously sponsored by Sue Nunn

Ollie, is a Maltese X, he's around 10 years old and weighs approx. 5.8kgs

Ollie is full of life. He loves to play with his toys and will tell you when he's ready for his daily walk. He also knows basic obedience commands. Ollie has personality plus and he is very smart.

He was surrender to 4 Paw when his owner was forced to move interstate to care for a sick family member and was unable to take Ollie along.

We have since discovered that Ollie has some sever liver issues and will remain on a medication and require monitoring for the rest of his life.

As a 4 Paws Permanent Resident he'll received the very best in vet care and the amazing care of his experienced foster family.

 

Ollie is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

Jasper a lovely older boy, born 2008, found himself in the Pound – unclaimed by this family he was taken in by 4 Paws.

Jasper had terribly sore eyes, he suffered from dry-eye that was left untreated.

Jasper has now been settled into an amazing foster home with experienced carers. He has eye drops twice a day and he is closely monitored.

Whilst Jasper’s vision is impaired, he finds his way around very well as he trusts his new friends.

Jasper will remain with his carers as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident and we will ensure that he receives all the care that this adorable boy deserves.

Jasper is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

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Rusty, born March 2008, is a Terrier who has been with 4 Paws for many years.

We've attempted to match him to the perfect adoptive home, however he has a very complex character and we now feel that it would be in Rusty's best interests to allow him to remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.
 

Rusty can be very fearful and anxious in new situations or around new people.

Whilst he feels confident with his carers he is a very sweet, loyal, and playful boy. 

He loves playing with soft toys and balls. He enjoys walking at the beach when it is not busy with other people and dogs. 

Rusty is a good eater and enjoys dinner times.

He has had some formal training and he knows a few commands very well. 

 

Rusty is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

Siam is a stunning Siamese lady, born in 2006

When Siam arrived in our care she was very stressed and even though we tried her in a  number of different homes she just wouldn't settle.....until she met her current carer. 
 

Siam knew where she wanted to stay and is now a much more relaxed cat. Her behaviour has improved and she is now happy and healthy.

A real lady, Siam is calm and quiet with a wonderful character. She is thoroughly enjoying her retirement years now.

Siam will remain with her carer as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident meaning we are always there for her and she has the stability that is vital to her well being.

Siam is generously sponsored by Pauline Smith & Ted Sharpe

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 Cuddles is a elderly gentleman, estimated to be at least 14-15 years old.

He's a Maltese x that came to us from the Pound.
He was in appalling condition when we first met him, he had very sore skin and rotten teeth.

Cuddles also suffers from arthritis and an ongoing respiratory condition. 

Even with his health difficulties he was a calm, loving dog that really deserved a second chance at life and that's exactly what he got when 4 paws setted him in with the perfect carer. 

Cuddles is now a happy boy as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident where he will remain to ensure that we can make his retirement years his best years yet.

Cuddles is generously sponsored by Inchcolm Farms, in memory of Millie, Fergus and Dolly, "The Three Little Farm Dogs"

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Libby born in April 2007 was handed in to 4 Paws after her elderly owner's bad vision turned to almost blindness and they were 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.


Libby will remain with her carer as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can ensure that she has the twilight years that she truly deserves.

Libby is generously sponsored by Pauline Smith

Suzie is a very pretty 12 year old cat.

Originally a 4 Paws kitten she was adopted when she was young and went to live with a lovely family. About 8 years ago she was reported as missing and even though all attempts were made to find her, no sightings were reported.

Fast forward to 2017 and Suzie was identified as a 4 Paws cat due to information still on her microchip! If only she could talk to explain where she'd been......
Unfortunately Suzie's adoptive family were unable to take her back.


Suzie has settled in well with her carer now and wakes her in a morning by nibbling her hair.
Suzie does enjoy human company yet she is also quite independent. She likes to claim objects such as her carers bed and the washing as it's being sorted, she also likes to help change the sheets!
As she is now an older cat with some interesting personality quirks we've decided that she'll remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

 

Suzie is generously sponsored by Jill Byrne

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Ronnie, born September 2014, is a sweet little man, .

When he first arrived at 4 Paws he was experiencing seizures which were very hard on him and also very difficult to witness. 
He was very quiet, spending most of the day alone.

Thankfully, he is now stable with twice daily medication.

He's also learned to trust his carers and has really opened up, he loves snuggles on the sofa and hanging with his pack.
He thoroughly enjoys exploring, digging holes and poking his nose anywhere that it will fit!

He is full of energy, he enjoys a walk on the beach and he loves to play and wrestle with his foster mate Max (also a 4 Paws Permanent Resident).

Ronnie is a special little man that will remain in our care so that we can monitor his condition and ensure that he receives all the care that he deserves.

Ronnie is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

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When Macie arrived at 4 Paws she was a very traumatised little dog. She was fearful of people and had a number of behavioural issues which would make re-homing her difficult.

We tried to find the perfect match for her for a long time before she was placed with a new foster family who immediately wanted to help her.

Here's what they say about Macie....
"I remember when she came into our lives 3 years ago, she displayed a lot of fearful aggression and would bark and snarl at anything and everything. We decided to engage the services of a dog behaviourist who told us she would never be able to do many things, including socialise with other dogs off leash. We were devastated at the thought that Macie would never be able to simply enjoy being a “dog”.

But we weren’t going to let that stop us from trying. We started taking Macie to obedience class every Saturday and eventually we took her to Wunderdogs Doggy Day-care. After a few one-on-one sessions at Wunderdogs, she passed her assessment and joined the pack. 

These days she does all the things that behaviourist said she wouldn’t, from attending Doggie Day-care with the good folks at Wunderdogs hanging with the pack and generally being an all-round team player, to enjoying daily visits to our local off leash dog beach where she enjoys playing in the waves and meeting up with her puppy pals. She has also achieved her level 1 certification at obedience and is well on her way to the level 2. 

Whilst she is still mainly a one person girl she has opened her heart to at least 3 more humans these days and has much improved."

Macie will remain with her carers as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident meaning that we will always be on hand to provide her vet care and support as she continues on her journey.

Macie is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

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Ellie is a 13 year old, female, Bichon Frise

This sweet girl came to us from another rescue group that knows we specialise in older, medically-at-risk dogs.

Ellie had a large bladder stone surgically removed. She must have been in incredible pain but bounced back and recovered really well.

She's made herself at home with her carer and has settled in nicely.
 

Ellie will require regular monitoring and a special diet which means she will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so we can ensure she receives everything that she needs.


Ellie is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

Ginger & Sandy are an adorable pair of Chihuahuas.

They arrived in the care of 4 Paws after their elderly owner passed away. These much loved little dogs are the best of friends and it's very important that we keep them together.

Ginger born January 2009, has a heart murmur and some mobility issues. Ginger is not a good candidate for surgery so we are keeping her weight down and monitoring her regularly. 

Sandy is a 6 year old male, he also has a heart condition and takes medication for this.

They've settled in beautifully with a wonderful carer and will remain as 4 Paws Permanent Residents so that we can ensure they are regularly reviewed and are able to receive the care and medication that hey require into the future.

Ginger is generously sponsored by Liz Ellison

Sadly, Sandy has passed away and is no longer with us. 

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Sophie is a Silky Terrier, we estimate her to be between 6 and 8 years old.

Sophie was found wandering in a forest, all alone and in pretty terrible condition. Our vet tells us that it is likely she was used as a breeding dog.

She had skin infections, matted fur, rotten teeth and sore ears.

Sophie is now settled into a permenant carers home and they absolutely adore each others company.

She's feeling much more comfortable after a dental and vet care. She will continue to receive regular medicated baths to keep her skin healthy, she also receives a monthly shot and antibiotics as required.


Sophie is a gentle girl who really deserves the love that she is now receiving. She will remain in our care as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.
 

Sophie is generously sponsored by Sharon & Danny Stedman.

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Spike is a 12 year old, male, Jack Russell

 

This adorable gentleman is a sensitive guy. He has some health issues including arthritis, a sensitive stomach and anxiety. 

Spike is on a special diet now which is helping to alleviate any digestive troubles and now that he's settled in with a wonderful caring family his confidence is growing and his anxiety is reducing......with time we're hoping he'll be much happier.

His conditions mean that Spike will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can be sure that he receives all the care that he needs in his moonlight years.

Spike is generously sponsored by by the McKinlay and Van Der Pol family and their menagerie

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Ray is a middle-aged Terrier mix.

This lovely boy found himself at the Pound, unloved and unclaimed.

 

Life seemed very scary for Ray. We settled him in with a carer who helped to build his confidence and gave him a routine.

Ray loves cuddles, he is an affectionate boy. He is also cheeky and always brings a smile to his carers face with his antics.

Even with Ray’s growing confidence he can still be very anxious so we felt if best if he remained with 4 Paws as a Permanent Resident.

A secure future is now promised to Ray.


Ray is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

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Delilah is a beautiful 12 year old Silky Terrier.

 

She was adored by her owner who sadly, was no longer able to care for her.

When Delilah arrived at 4 Paws she needed a dental to remove her rotten teeth and also needed assessment to diagnose a gastrointestinal condition, which is now under control with diet and medication.

Delilah's world was rocked and she experienced anxiety. We've now settled her with a carer that can provide all the love that Delilah needs and deserves.

She will remain with us as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Delilah is generously sponsored by the team at The Resort Club

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Peanut, a small yet mighty old Chihuahua, born May 2011

Before being picked up by 4 Paws, Peanut had spent his life in a cage as a breeding dog. He had no social graces, very little training and no idea how to live in a house with a loving family.

Peanut also had alopecia, malformed hips and spine and luxating patella on both legs.

Slowly but surely we have worked with our vets to make Peanut comfortable - you should see him dashing around the house now!

His tiny stature hides a massive personality and he adores his carer. He has come such a long way from his old life.

Peanut will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident s that we can ensure he continues to receive the very best care for his back.
 

Peanut is generously sponsored by SunCo Motors

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Introducing LouLou

A delightful Maltese, LouLou was born in May 2008

This is not LouLou's visit time with 4 Paws, she came into our care a number of years ago and was quickly adopted into a loving family.
Sadly, her owner recently passed away so we welcomed her back with open arms.

LouLou is now settled with a couple of adoring carers. She follows Betty around the house, enjoys a daily walk and loves a snuggle.

LouLou likes the quiet life so now that she is settled she will remain with her carers, under our supportive umbrella as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

LouLou is generously sponsored by the Atkinson Family

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Teaky is a beautiful 13 year old Poodle. 

Teaky came to us from the Sunshine Coast Council Pound.

 

This elderly little man has been diagnosed with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) a painful eye condition that is managed with twice daily eye drops. Whilst he is vision impaired his carer tell us that his hearing and smell are great, he gets around the house with no trouble at all and his little tail never stops wagging.


Teaky also has arthritis of the spine that requires monthly injections and he is prone to pancreatic episodes so his diet is carefully managed.

Teaky settled into his foster home with other little fur babies.    

He enjoys his daily walk and rides in the car, he is very spoilt and loved.

Teaky will remain with his carers as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that together we can ensures he gets the very best of care, ensuring he has everything that he needs in his twilight years

Teaky is generously sponsored by Toni Hammond & Clintyn Barnes

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Rocky, Poodle x, born January 2007.

He was surrendered into our care following the ill health of his owners, meaning they were unable to look after him.
 

He suffers from arthritis and also has a thyroid condition that requires careful monitoring. 
 

Rocky settled very quickly into the care of his foster family and they say he's a absolute joy to have around.

Rocky may be creeping on in age however he's young at heart and still behaves like puppy. He absolutely loves to play with his pink fluffy toy and really enjoys his daily walks.

Rocky will remain with 4 Paws as a Permanent Resident.

Rocky is generously sponsored by McArthur Plumbing
 

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 Poppy, born July 2011 & Ollie, born April 2006, are the best of friends.

They arrived into our care in May 2020, surrendered to us when their current owner could no longer keep them. 

Upon arrival it was clear that both needed extensive dental treatments and bringing their vaccination record up to date.

Whilst we had hoped that this adorable pair would have been made available for adoption, we changed our plan for them and welcomed them as 4 Paws Permanent Residents under the care of Nicklin Way Vet.


Within a very short time in care, Poppy had a seizure and was diagnosed with epilepsy which is now managed with medication.
Ollie developed a cough, which we discovered was due to a mass in his chest. Ollie's tumour is inoperable however he is comfortable on his current medication.

They have now settled in with a fabulous carer who does everything possible to ensure that these beauties have the very best golden years possible. 

They are happy little dogs who enjoy a daily walk, cuddles and play time.
 

Poppy & Ollie are generously sponsored by Pamela Hudson-Jessop on behalf of Brandi & Jessie
 

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JayJay, born in June 2008, is a typical terrier, he is full of life and loves to keep himself busy with "secret terrier business".
 

His best friend is Leroy, the cat - they spend all day together.

JayJay has been in our care for a few years now. When he first arrived he became very ill which resulted in the removal of his spleen. Whilst he recovered well he struggles to fight infection so we've kept a very close eye on him and  he has regular health checks.

JayJay also suffers with separation anxiety and can not be left alone. He absolutely adores his carers who have been amazing in helping him to gain confidence.
We believe he will be happiest if he remains in their care and for this reason JayJay is now a 4 Paws Permanent Resident. 

Together, with his carers we will ensure he has a wonderful life and receives the very best in care.

JayJay is sponsored by the team at The Resort Club

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Melanie A very pretty Burmese came into the care of 4 Paws via the pound system in late November 2019, she was then 13 and a half years old.

On arrival it was obvious that she had suffered an injury to her eye that resulted in her eye being removed.

Melanie was settled in with a carer who is devoted to her and their bond is beautiful to see.

Melanie recovered well from her surgery and whilst she was at first shy and quiet, Melanie is now the queen of the household.

As an older cat Melanie has regular routine health checks and we are closely monitoring her renal function.

This lovely lady has been through enough unsettled times so will remain with us a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Melanie is sponsored by the team at The Resort Club

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Ebby, Maltese, born February 2008. She came to 4 Paws in poor condition and suffering from great anxiety. 
 

Following a thorough vet check we discovered that Ebby also has a chronic eye condition which will require constant monitoring and medication. As Ebby is prone to eye ulcers we will be doing everything that we can to save this little girls sight. 

The world was a scary place for Ebby when she arrived into our care, she was a cranky madam    (understandably, she's been through a lot!) however, she has now blossomed under her carers love and attention....she's living the good life now.

Ebby will remain with 4 Paws as a Permanent Resident.

Ebby is sponsored by the team at The Resort Club

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TipToe, also known as TT, is a grey tabby, around 12 and half years old.

This older boy is settling nicely at 4 Paws and making friends with everyone who meets him, he's a lovely boy

He's friendly and enjoys a quiet life.

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.

TT will remain with 4 Paws so that we can ensure his golden years are the best he's had and that he'll receive the care that he deserves.

TT is generously sponsored by Jill Byrne.
 

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Forrest and Ella met in very sad circumstances.

In 2012 Forrest was discovered roaming in the Buderim Forest, he was in a terrible state and close to death.
Just one day later Ella was discovered in the Beerwah Forest near to the bodies of two deceased litter mates.

Ella was terrified and cried constantly; she could hardly bear to be touched. Forrest was fairing a little better, however he needed to have his eye removed.
 

Whilst receiving treatment from our vet a kind-hearted nurse introduced the two dogs and an immediate bond was formed. Ella settled and began to trust again. 

We estimated that Ella was aged around 5 years and Forrest around 13 years.

Forrest & Ella lived together with a dedicated carer who adored them. They enjoyed daily walks, plenty of cuddles and good food.

Forrest gained his angel wings towards the end of 2020 and is greatly missed by his adoring carers.
 

Ella remains in our care as 4 Paws Permanent Resident ensuring that we can provide  the love and care that she deserves after such a rough start in life – sponsorship helps us to keep our promise to them.

 Ella is generously sponsored by Matt & Kristal Ball

 

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Ollie; is a 7 year old male Shitsu x Maltese who originally came to 4 Paws from the Pound when he was just a young a pup. 

Upon his arrival he had severe anxiety issues however settled beautifully when he moved in with his new owner - adoption meant a secure, loving home which was exactly what he needed.


Unfortunately, Ollie is now back in our care as his owner sadly passed away and Ollie once again became anxious and started exhibiting reactive behaviours. He also developed a chronic skin condition which requires daily medication, ear drops and close monitoring.

Ollie now lives with a permanent carer who understands his behaviour and is helping him to become less anxious. He will remain safely in the care of 4 Paws.

Ollie is generously sponsored by SunCo Motors

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Percy; a 13 year old, gentle Shih-Tzu who came to us from the Pound.

When Percy first arrived in our care he was dirty, had a mouth full of rotten teeth, a grade 4 heart murmur and a perineal hernia.

First job was to conduct chest x-rays and stabilise Percy on heart medications. Percy also had full blood tests, vaccinations and a heart worm test before undergoing a major dental to get rid of his rotten teeth.
Whilst his hernia is inoperable, it will be carefully monitored.

Feeling much better after treatment, Percy's personality started to shine through, he is a happy chappy enjoying life to the full now he is pain free.

Percy has been settled in to a loving permanent foster home where we can ensure he continues to receive all the treatment that he needs.

His two carers adore him and Percy returns their love everyday.

Percy is generously sponsored by Paula & John Holtman

 in memory of Pearl & Opal.
 

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Felix, a very handsome West Highland Terrier, born February 2008

This true gentleman came to 4 Paws when his elderly owner struggled to manage the complicated diet and medication required for a diabetic dog.

Felix was so lucky that we made contact with a new foster carer, himself a diabetic, that was a real westie lover. 
 

Felix's new carer understood exactly how to manage, monitor and care for him. He's gone from strength to strength and is loving life.

Felix has his blood glucose levels monitored 5 times a day, requires a special diet and regular eye checks to ensure he remains healthy. We are so grateful to his carer to take on this enormous commitment.

Felix loves to get out and about, short walks and trips to the cafe are highlights of his day.

Felix will remain with 4 Paws, and his carer, as a Permanent Resident.

Felix  is generously sponsored by Barb Devine

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Daisy May; a tiny Chihuahua, born in 2012. 

She was surrendered to the care of 4 Paws when her previous owner had children. Daisy was fearful of them and would react in a manner that was dangerous to the little ones.

 

When she arrived she was very scared and nervous of her new surroundings.
She had a chronic skin condition, ear infections and later began having seizures.

Daisy was settled with a carer that understood her and knew how to build her confidence. She's now a lot happier and much less anxious.

Daisy will remain in our care as a Permanent Resident so that we are able to monitor her closely. 

Daisy May is generously sponsored by The Insight Company

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Jasmine is a beautiful lady with gorgeous long hair, she was born in June 2003 

Sadly, she was surrendered by her owner that was moving into aged care and the lady's family would not commit to caring for Jasmine. 

It is very clear that Jasmine was well loved as she is friendly and very affectionate.

Jasmine has renal disease however is coping well with medication and a prescription diet. 

She will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we are able to monitor her condition and ensure that she receives the best of care.

Jasmine is generously sponsored by the Binney Family

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Paris & Precious are Poodle sisters, born in 2008.

When their owner was no longer able to care for them, Paris and Precious were welcomed into the 4 Paws Permanent Resident program.

They both received extensive dental treatments and we are now carefully monitoring and managing their ongoing health conditions.
Paris has lost her hearing and is prone to ear infections, she has a chronic airway disease,dermatitis and macular degeneration.
Precious has keratoconjunctivitis sicca, a chronic eye condition that requires prescription eye drops, she also recently underwent major surgery to remove mammary chain tumors and whilst she has recovered well will need further surgery in the coming months.

These two are inseparable yet have very different personality traits.
Precious is more outgoing, loves cuddle time and being the centre of attention. Paris is a gentle girl, very loving, she stands back and lets her sister get all the attention, instead she loves to play fetch with a ball. Paris has learned hand signals since she lost her hearing.

Paris & Precious have settled wonderfully into the home of very experienced carers who will give these girls all the love they need.

Sadly, Precious was laid peacefully to rest when her advancing cancer made life too hard for her.

These beautiful photographs were taken by Kiarna Farr Photography

 

Paris and Precious are generously sponsored by SunCo Motors

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Penny, a 13 year old Spoodle. 


Penny found her way to 4 Paws when her elderly owner could no longer care for her.
 

She's a bright, independent girl and even though she's blind and hard of hearing she doesn't let this stop her living life to the full.

When she first arrived at 4 Paws Penny underwent a massive dental procedure to remove almost all of her teeth - they were so rotten they were threatening her life. She rallied quickly though and was soon feeling wonderful!


Penny quickly learned the layout of her foster family's home and makes her way to the door to let them know if she wants to head outside.
She likes her bed in a sunny spot for a snooze.

Penny likes a routine and can be found in the kitchen looking for her dinner plate at the same time every evening!

She'll remain with her carers for the rest of her days - she's loved and will receive regular vet care to ensure she continues to thrive.

Penny is 
generously sponsored by SunCo Motors

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Llama was a 4 Paws Christmas gift.  

He came to us on Christmas Eve 2020 directly from the Pound.

He was elderly (we estimate around 14), severely underweight, not micro-chipped, registered or de-sexed and was in urgent need of veterinary assistance.  

 

His hair was so matted it had to be cut away from his eyes for him to see.  Upon doing this, the vets discovered he had one of the worst flea infestations they had ever seen.  

The vets feared the worst for “Llama Nicholas” (named as he looked like a little Llama and Nicholas after St. Nicholas for Christmas).

Llama's blood work showed he was in full renal failure and was severely anaemic, due to the flea infestation.  

He was not expected to last the night.......but he did!

Llama was placed on a special renal diet and after constant veterinary support, we are happy to report that after 9 months of love and care, he is living his best life.  

 

He loves playing with his favourite toys and his foster brother and sister.  


Llama is now a 4 Paws Permanent Resident and  is looking for his very own sponsor to keep him in the style he has become accustomed to.  

Llama is generously sponsored by Gwenny Johns.

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Scamp & Daisy, both born in 2012, are the very best of friends.

They came to 4 Paws after the sudden passing of their elderly owner, a gentleman who loved his dogs very much.

Upon their vet check it was discovered that both dogs had a heart murmur
with Daisy's being quite severe. Both will need a dental sooner rather than
later and we will continue to carefully monitor their health. 

This adorable pair will remain as 4 Paws Permanent Residents so we can ensure they will remain together and not have to undergo any more upheaval.  

This seems to be our true
calling, to safeguard these older dogs with medical conditions and keep them
safe in a loving home with good vet treatment.

Scamp & Daisy are generously sponsored by SunCo Motors

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Fudge, born August 2009, is a Terrier X who came to 4 Paws after his family had suffered a death and the remaining family members were unable to keep him .


When he first arrived, Fudge was suffering from a chronic ear infection and
separation anxiety so bad that his carer could not even go out of the room and leave
him without him panicking. 

During his vet assessment it was also found that Fudge had a heart
murmur.

With a lot of patience and guidance Fudge has now settled in beautifully with his Permanent Carer and he will remain with 4 Paws to give him the stability that he desperately needed and the ongoing vet carer that he requires.

Fudge is generously sponsored by David Cooper & Naomi McQueen

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Jasper a handsome seal point Birman was collected from the Pound by one of our volunteers in May 2018, it was estimated he was close to 10 years old.

During his first vet consultation it was discovered he had  feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) a slow acting virus that interferes with his immune system.
 

Jasper was in poor condition, he was underweight and had sore eyes.  

To provide Jasper with the best chance of living a happy life with the virus he was settled into a quiet, stress free home with no others cats.


His recurrent eye infection and urinary tract infections are now monitored and treated swiftly. With this supportive medical care Jasper has flourished, he's a really smoochy boy who loves cuddles and he's now living a comfortable life.
 

Jasper will remain with us as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Jasper's required monthly sponsorship is $50. Contact us if you'd like to sponsor him

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Jett is a handsome DSH, born mid 2018

Jett found his way to 4 Paws as a youngster and immediately charmed everyone who met him with his cheeky ways. 

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.

He will remain with 4 Paws as a Permanent Resident so that we can monitor his symptoms and ensure he gets the treatment that he requires.

Jett's required monthly sponsorship is $50. Contact us if you'd like to sponsor him
 

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Buddy, a Fox Terrier, born June 2010, came to us a very frightened anxious little dog. 

He had extreme separation anxiety and we were told he spent most of his days in a crate.

His eyes were extremely sore and it was discovered he had a condition called keratoconjunctivitis sicca which, if untreated, can cause pain and ultimately loss of vision.
Buddy also has arthritis,he currently receives medication to keep him comfortable.

Buddy was placed with carers who are home all day and were able to give him full time care. He is a different boy under the devoted care of his foster family. His confidence has grown and he's loving life.
Buddy absolutely loves a squeaky ball to play with and will chase it around the house until the squeak disappears!

Buddy is proudly sponsored by Christopher Cleeland

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Ruby, a Cavoodle was born in 2007.  
She was surrendered to 4 Paws as her original owner struggled to manage Ruby's anxious behaviour, which resulted in barking complaints from neighbours whenever the owner left home.

Ruby also has a heart murmur which is likely to require medication in the future.

We were very lucky to find a carer who's lifestyle suited Ruby and was able to devote the time and patience to her.

Ruby's confidence is growing and she is becoming calmer now, she absolutely adores the company of her foster siblings. She still gets very upset during storms and is definitely a work in progress, however our promise to Ruby is to help her enjoy life.

Ruby will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that she has the security and support  that she deserves.

Ruby is generously sponsored by Joanne and Gordon of 2 Finance on behalf of their pups Spike & Rosie

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Biggie, a Fox Terrier mix, born April 2014

Biggie was surrendered to 4 Paws when his family moved from the country for work and were unable to find pet friendly rental accommodation.

 

Biggie was not used to meeting new people or dogs and struggled to adjust when he was first placed with his new carer.
They have spent a lot of time building Biggie's confidence and helping him adjust to his new life.

Biggie is a very loyal chap who has come such a long way since arriving at 4 Paws.  He is still a "one person only" sort of dog, luckily he has found his person!

He'll remain with his permanent carer so that he has the security that he needs. 

Biggie may be small in size but he definitely lives up to his name with his personality!

 

Suncare Community Services is thrilled to be sponsoring Biggie 

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Cooper; a Shih-Tzu x Maltese, born in 2009.

Cooper was surrender to 4 Paws when his owner moved overseas. He suffered with chronic skin and ear infections. Daily medication, a diet change, regular medicated baths and continual monitoring have made him much more comfortable.

Cooper was an anxious chap at first and didn't like to be left alone. Once he learned to trust his carer he began to thrive and his cheeky personality came to the for.

Cooper adores his carer and he really likes to play with his doggy house mates.
 

He'll remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so we can ensure his skin conditions are managed and  we think he deserves security in his golden years.

Cooper is generously sponsored by the Courtnage Family

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Prince, a terrier mix, came to 4 Paws with quite an unusual story.
 

Our volunteers received a call from a lady in Brisbane who's friend had been taken to hospital in an ambulance.
Prince had seen his owner leaving without him and jumped out of the house window to be with her. Unfortunately, he had injured his back and shoulder in the fall and was taken to a nearby emergency vet clinic.
Sadly, Prince's owner wasn't able to return home and moved into an aged care facility where Prince wasn't welcome. 
The friend that called us made sure that Prince would be well cared by organising for us to collect him.

Once safely in our care and recovering well from his accident Prince was de-sexed. At this time we discovered a tumour that was removed. He will remain as a 4 Paws permanent Resident so that we can keep a close eye on him during his moonlight years.
He was settled in with a carer that he absolutely adores. He is a very sweet little man, who likes a quiet spot for snooze and has made friends with the other little do in the family.

Prince's required monthly sponsorship is $55. Contact us if you'd like to sponsor him.

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Kenny; Maltese, born 2012

Kenny came to 4 Paws after being left at the pound. Despite some serious health issues Kenny is a very happy boy.

He's now had almost three-quarters of his teeth removed as they were rotten and infected. He enjoys a regular medicated bath to soothe his skin which was sore and infected when he first arrived into care. He gets twice daily eye drops for keratoconjunctivitis sicc, which if left untreated is painful and can lead to vision loss and we are currently investing an issue with his digestive system.
 

Even with all this going on Kenny has been the perfect house guest at his foster carers home. He's a lovely, quiet boy with wonderful manners and we know he's found his happy place. He'll remain with us a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Kenny's required monthly sponsorship is $55. Contact us if you'd like to sponsor him. 

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Ollie, born in 2009 is an incredibly sweet natured boy with a playful personality.

From the way he races around chasing his toys, you wouldn't believe his age.

For reasons we don't understand, Ollie spent quite some time in our halfway house with no suitable adoption applications before being fostered mid 2021.
Since then, he's been living his absolute best life and relishes in the affection and attention lavished on him by his carer.

 

In October 2021, Ollie suddenly began having mobility issues with his back legs and after a series of tests, was diagnosed with diabetes.
He was placed on twice daily insulin shots and amazingly within a month had improved to the point where he was confirmed to be in remission.

His back legs are working perfectly again and he's back to his old self.

Ollie will continue to be monitored very closely and receive routine blood tests for the rest of his life.For now, we are managing his condition with a prescription diet.

Given his complex needs, Ollie will remain a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that he will receive consistency in his medical treatment and the love he deserves with a permanent  carer.

Ollie's required monthly sponsorship is $50. Contact us if you'd like to sponsor him. 

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