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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



Molly is a sweet elderly cat who was born in 2009 and who has been with 4 Paws Animal Rescue for several years.


She was placed with a loving carer in 2018 and is a part of our Permanent Foster Carer program.


We are seeking a sponsor for her as she ages and her health issues become more pronounced.  


Molly has arthritis which limits her mobility and for which she receives ongoing medication.


She also suffers from various allergies which require careful monitoring and treatment.


Molly’s ears also are prone to infection. 


Her carer reports that she remains a very timid and anxious cat preferring a quiet environment. She follows her carer everywhere and enjoys sunning herself in a secure courtyard and going for walks around the carer’s property on a lead. 

Molly will remain in her secure and loving home supported by 4 Paws for the rest of her life.

Molly's required sponsorship is $50 per month

If you would like to sponsor her please contact us 



Tilly the Tortie is not just a cat, she is so much more, a great companion with a sweet soul. 

She's very affectionate, chatty, loves attention but is not demanding. 

An older lady, around 12 years as of Jan 2024, Tilly has been diagnosed with arthritis and requires regular medication to keep her feeling comfortable.

Even so, Tilly enjoys a good chin scratch, lots of pats and cuddles and playing under the sheets when making the bed. 

Tilly has a beautiful, calm temperament and is very confident and friendly with people as long as she knows she has a safe space to retreat to when needed.

She loves basking in the sun on her bed. 

Given her age, Tilly will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident with all of her vet costs paid for the rest of her life. 

Tilly’s required sponsorship is $50 per month.

If you would like to sponsor her please contact us 

Tabby rescue cat


Aurelia, born 2017, is a cute as a button, friendly tortoiseshell girl. 

She's interactive & playful. A friendly girl that likes to spend time with her humans.

Aurelia has been settled with a wonderful permanent carer who adores her.

Aurelia was recently diagnosed with chronic bladder stones, she had frequent bouts of being unwell.

Alongside our vet we feel that with regular ultrasound monitoring, careful observation and a specified diet we should be able to control her condition and make her more comfortable.


Aurelia will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can provide the care that she deserves.

Aurelia’s required sponsorship is $50 per month.

If you would like to sponsor her please contact us 


Cosi was surrendered to the Pound when his previous owners were no longer able to look after him.


As he is 16 years old, this was a difficult time for Cosi.


Thankfully, 4 Paws were able to find him a loving foster home where he is settling in well with the whole family.


Cosi has no major health issues, although he is slightly deaf. He is quite active for his age, sets a brisk pace on his daily walk and has even done "zoomies" around the yard!


His carer describes Cosi as the perfect pet as he is a "polite" eater, is toilet trained and sleeps well at night.


Because of his age, Cosi will remain in our Permanent Resident program with his new
family for the rest of his days

Cosi is kindly sponsored by the Watt Family

Gentleman that sponsored Willie Nelson patting his own small dog


Rolf is a friendly little dog who came to us from the Pound after he was surrendered.


He was born on 10 July 2012.

His exact breed is unknown, but he is possibly a Terrier or Corgi cross of medium size.

Rolf has now settled in with loving carers with whom he has bonded quickly - following them around and loving his pats and cuddles. 


Soon after his arrival at 4 Paws, he required eye surgery but has now recovered well.
He will continue to be monitored carefully by our vet team.

His carer reports that he is still a little nervous in new situations. However,
he enjoys the company of other smaller dogs and warms to people quickly.


Rolf loves his walks and being part of a family. He is very much loved.

Because of his age and unknown previous history, Rolf will remain in the 4 Paws Permanent Resident Program where all his needs can be met.

Rolf is sponsored by Nicole Reynolds  in memory of Stewart Reynolds shown here with Louie - adopted from 4 Paws in 2017

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Billie is a handsome Jack Russell Terrier, born in 2012.


Despite being with his previous owner for 11 years, Billie did not take long to settle into his new home with carers who adore him.


He is a quick learner, very obedient and he's well-behaved.


He loves his walks with his humans to the local shopping centre most days and has become a real hit on the café scene!

He just loves everyone, and the
feeling is mutual.


Billie gets on well with other dogs too without making an undue fuss over his
canine friends.


Billie required mouth surgery for abscesses when he arrived at 4 Paws and has
recovered well.


He will remain with us as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so all his needs will be met for the rest of his life.


Billie is kindly sponsored by SunCo Motors

White rescue cat


Meet Aslan, born in June 2014, a stunning boy in so many ways which includes looks and personality.

Aslan is well known to us and has recently returned to our care. Unfortunately he has early renal problems therefore he is required to be on a special diet.
He is also FIV+.
Aslan will require a prescription diet and close veterinary monitoring of his conditions.

He adores, pats, cuddles, a brush to keep his coat looking beautiful and just some good old fashion love.

Aslan will now remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can provide the care that he deserves.

Sponsored by Kristen, Daniel, Salem, Jack, Paige and Travis in memory of their own Aslaan who passed sadly on 27 July 2020, aged 13 years



Jag is a gentle, loving old chap who was found wandering the streets, severely emaciated and in poor health.

He found his way to 4Paws after being surrendered to the pound and we've been nursing him back to health since.

Jag was 15 years old when he came to us at the end of 2023 and suffering from Hypothyroidism which means daily medication and regular vet checks.


His teeth are also in very poor shape but his health is not strong enough at this stage to withstand anaesthetic.

So we're feeding him a predominantly high quality, wet food diet for now.


Jag is the most loving, sweet boy who deserves the very best home and care to live out his life.


Jag will remain with 4Paws as a Permanent Resident so that we can ensure he has everything he needs to be comfortable and happy.


Jag is kindly sponsored.

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Annie is a lovely female Tonkinese cat born approximately 2013.

She came to 4 Paws after a group of concerned neighbours had been feeding Annie in their gardens.

Annie was underweight, had an eye discharge, was sneezing and had difficulty breathing at times. 

Our vet discounted cat flu and ordered blood tests, her results were abnormal. Chest X-rays helped them to diagnose Chronic Upper Respiratory Tract Disease.

Annie received medication to help with her breathing and she began to feel better and put on some weight.

When she arrived into our care Annie was a very timid girl, she has started to gain confidence, however still needs patience and space.......all the volunteers adore Annie and give her plenty of love each day.

Annie now has regular visits to the vet for monitoring of her condition and is prescribed antibiotics when her symptoms flare, because of this ongoing care she will remain with us a s 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Annie is kindly sponsored by Jude McCourt

Ginger rescue cat


Introducing Buri.  

This handsome boy is an absolute smoocher. 

As you cuddle and pat him the purring goes louder and louder with appreciation. He really does love the attention.

Unfortunately, this boy has been stray and found himself at the Pound. He has now come into our care. 

Very little is known about Buri but what we do know is that he is definitely friendly and wants to be loved.


At September 2023 our vet has suggested an approximate age of 12 years.  

Buri has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and requires a small tablet twice a day, as such he will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can keep a close eye on him and make sure he has everything he needs to thrive.

Buri is kindly sponsored by Mary Morlock.

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Trevor is a Shih-Tzu/Maltese X weighing approximately 7kg, born in 2012.


He came to 4 Paws from the Pound where he had been surrendered due to a change in domestic circumstances.


Trevor has bonded quickly with his carer becoming her little shadow. Since
moving into his forever home, his carer reports that his energy levels have increased to the extent where he now does “zoomies” after his bath.

He still doesn’t like to walk too far from the safety of home although he doesn’t mind a trip in the car.


Trevor has a good appetite,
tolerates other dogs and likes older children.


Because of his age, Trevor will become a permanent foster dog where he will receive all the love he deserves whilst remaining in the care of 4 Paws.

Kindly sponsored by Alison and Lee in memory of their first Permanent Resident Sponsor, Rosie (pictured).



Willow was born in 2012, she was surrendered to 4 Paws in quite sad circumstances.

Willow was on a high dose of pain tablets that made her sleep all the time and she was severely overweight.   


On a very strict diet, reduced pain tablets and now injections to assist with  her arthritis, Willow has found a new lease on life.  


Her routine involves a brisk walk around the cattery which is helping with the weight loss. 


Willow will remain in our care as a 4 Permanent Resident so we can continue to help her to thrive.

Willow is generously sponsored by Dawn and Paul Southgate.

Rescue terrier dog


Toby is a lovely little Jack Russell Terrier who is approximately 12 years old.

His owner has gone into care and has sadly surrendered Toby to 4 Paws.


He has been well-loved and cared for all his life.

Because of his age, Toby will become a member of our 4 Paws Permanent
Residents program.


He has fitted into a new carer’s home beautifully where he receives much love and attention and is treated as one of the family.

Toby enjoys his daily walk, travelling in the car and hanging out with his new



He is a loyal little fellow with lots of love to give.

Toby is kindly sponsored by Lyn and Paul Atkinson

Rescue cat
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This beautiful girl, aged around 15 years came to us, in 2023, from the Council pound with no known background.

Extremely timid at first, Bella has settled in extremely well with her permanent foster carer who absolutely adores her loves her company.

Snoozing in her own dedicated chair, Bella loves cuddles and to be brushed.

Unfortunately Bella has developed arthritis which requires her to have monthly injections.

She will remain in our care so that we are able to keep her comfortable and ensure she receives all the care that she deserves.

Bella is generously sponsored by Plantcare Sunshine Coast.

Tuxedo rescue cat


Socks,  is a senior gent, born around 2009.

Socks is currently in a loving foster home where he is doted on.
He's had his ups and downs, health wise, since being in our care.
We've come to realise that h
e doesn't manage change well so we'd like to keep him in this home for the remainder of his life.


Socks has arthritis in his knees and is monitored closely for dental health. He requires ongoing sponsorship to help contribute to the costs of his vet work.

Socks is generously sponsored by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Grey rescue cat


Loli, born 2011, is a beautiful,  Tonkinese x girl who's had a tough time after her beloved owner passed away.


Loli is a timid girl, looking for consistency and love. 

She's settled with a carer now and is a constant companion.

Loli has recently developed a thyroid condition which requires daily medication. 
Coupled with her age, this is the reason that Loli will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Loli is generously sponsored by Jenny Goodacre.

Harry, a white sponsored cat
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Harry is approximately 15 years old, he came to 4 Paws from the Council pound with no known history.


Thanks go to an extremely loving foster carer who adores Harry and has provided a caring home for him. 


Harry’s carer says “He is so adorable, he greets me when I get home and he talks to me.

He has such a personality, he's a bit cheeky. He slaps his food bowl to get my attention and wants to go for walks. 

He has such a new lease of life and thinks he is a young buck.” 


Unfortunately, Harry has a constant cough, which our vet thinks is asthma.


He has had 2 steroid injections, so far, for his inflamed lungs.

He is now using a spacer with an inhaler, which seems to be working on the cough.

He also has the start of arthritis in his back legs. 

Harry is generously sponsored in memory of Odie – by the team at The Resort Club

Robbie, a sponsored terrier dog
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Robbie is a dear little Yorkshire terrier who is approximately 13 years old.

He came to 4 Paws through the RSPCA so not much is known about his previous life.

Upon his arrival at our vets, he required dental work and was desexed.


Robbie was placed with an experienced carer and is now blossoming into a more confident and well-behaved dog.

He loves being outside observing all that is going on and joining in with family life.

Robbie is learning to walk on a lead and is responding well to toilet training.

Because of his age and unknown history, Robbie will remain as part of our Permanent

Foster program so that he can have the best life possible.

Robbie is sponsored by the team at The Resort Club

Rescue terrier


Harry (pictured) and Sasha came to 4 Paws Animal Rescue when their owners could no longer look after them.


They are both 11 years old and have been together most of their lives and will remain so under the care of loving foster parents.

Harry is a dear little fox terrier and Sasha is a sweet chihuahua.

They have largely lived outside and are gradually becoming accustomed to life inside as well.


Both are well-behaved, friendly but quite timid.


Harry has been diagnosed with a heart murmur and has developed skin tumours.


Sasha has arthritis in the spine and eye disease.


Because of these health issues and their
age, they will remain in the 4 Paws Permanent Foster program in a loving home where they will receive the best care possible.

Harry and Sasha are kindly sponsored by Judy and Stuart Bradley.

Rescue chihuahua


Sasha (pictured) and Harry came to 4 Paws Animal Rescue when their owners could no longer look after them.


They are both 11 years old and have been together most of their lives and will remain so under the care of loving foster parents.

Harry is a dear little fox terrier and Sasha is a sweet chihuahua.

They have largely lived outside and are gradually becoming accustomed to life inside as well.


Both are well-behaved, friendly but quite timid.


Harry has been diagnosed with a heart murmur and has developed skin tumours.


Sasha has arthritis in the spine and eye disease.


Because of these health issues and their
age, they will remain in the 4 Paws Permanent Foster program in a loving home where they will receive the best care possible.

Harry and Sasha are kindly sponsored by Judy and Stuart Bradley.

Rescue terrier


Holly is a sweet little fox terrier who was unfortunately left at the Pound.

She is estimated to be about 8 years old.


Holly remains a very anxious little dog
despite the patient and loving care in her foster home.

She has improved but will need a lot more training and reassurance. She also has allergic dermatitis for which she is being treated.


Holly gets on well with her fur siblings and is
slowly building trust with humans as she learns to adapt to different situations.


She will remain in the 4 Paws Permanent Foster Program so her needs can be met, and she can live the best life possible.

Holly is kindly sponsored by Judy and Stuart Bradley.

Loki, a sponsored longhaired grey cat
Karlo, a grey cat who's owner sponsors Loki


Lokiis a magnificent boy, born in 2014.


He’s the proud owner of a luxuriously long, thick coat and enjoys a cuddle and a brush.


Poor Loki became extremely unwell a couple of weeks ago which resulted with a blockage in his urinary tract due to crystals.


That was cleared thanks to the work of our wonderful vets and he's on the mend.


Loki will now be on a prescription urinary diet for the remainder of his life.


He's found his "furever" home with a wonderful permanent foster family who have experience in caring for older cats with urinary tract issues and he will remain under the care of 4 Paws.


Loki requires ongoing sponsorship to cover the cost of his prescription diet and medical expenses.

Loki is kindly sponsored  by Wendy Sheather on behalf of her cat Karlos (pictured)


Rescue miniature pinscher


Rebel is a beautiful miniature pinscher who has come into the care of 4 Paws Animal Rescue from the Pound where she was surrendered through no fault of her own. She is estimated to be 18 years old – an amazing achievement!


This lovely old girl has sight and hearing problems and our vets have discovered a heart murmur for which she is now treated with medication.


Rebel is settling in well with her patient and loving foster carer and her three canine housemates. She is being re-educated in toilet training, sleeps in a bed on the floor next to her carer’s bed and has
negotiated the doggie door.

You can teach an old dog new tricks after all!


Rebel loves a snuggle, a gentle stroll and she really enjoys her food.


This precious girl will remain in the 4 Paws Permanent Foster program so she may fully enjoy her twilight years in a loving and caring environment.

Rebel is now kindly sponsored.



Charlie was originally purchased by a loving, kind family, who saw him advertised on social media as a puppy.

At just 15 months old he has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and has received treatment for arthritis in his hips.

Due to the hip dysplasia, his mobility was compromised and his knees over compensated for this resulting in his cruciate ligament snapping and him needing surgery on his knee at just 14 months old.

Whilst in recovery his hip issue was worsened because he wasn’t moving at all.

At the right time, we started massage, heat packs, physio and then arthritic medication for his hips.

After eight long weeks of further recovery, he was walking much better, doing his physio perfectly however we noticed he started squinting his left eye.

Charlie was diagnosed with an ulcerated eye. The ulceration was caused by a condition called entropion, where a dogs eyelid grows inwards.

One week later we noticed his other lower eye lid was drooping and a vet diagnosis confirmed that his other eye also had an ulcer.

Numerous vet visits including specialist eye appointments and an intense period of eye drops and ointments, in rotation, is now needed for Charlie.

This darling boy is the sweetest soul and we've worked so hard with our vets and his carers to deal with the challenges that this young dog has faced, he'll remain with us as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can ensure he receives appropriate treatment into the future.

Charlie is generously sponsored by Fiona & Sonya Langfeldt.

Rescue black poodle cross
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Roy is a sweet Poodle X, approximately 10 years old, who was found in a regional forest where he was left tied to a tree.


He was brought to 4 Paws when no owner could be found.


Our wonderful groomers had to cut off nearly 2 kg of matted hair.


Roy was desexed at our vets and had extensive dental work done to remove many rotten teeth.

He also has a heart murmur which requires regular monitoring.

Nevertheless, Roy is a happy, loveable fellow with none of his previous neglectful treatment coming through in his personality.

He has been placed with a loving, patient foster parent in a calm environment so that he has the best chance for leading a long and happy life, permanently cared for by 4 Paws.

Roy is kindly sponsored by Doggie Adventure Playhouse

Bobbie a sponsored Maltese dog
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Bobbie is a 6-year-old Maltese Cross who has been surrendered to 4 Paws Animal Rescue as his previous owner could no longer care for him.


Bobbie has high anxiety levels and was unwilling to trust anyone when he first came into care.

He reacted aggressively in new situations as he was scared.

Bobbie was placed with experienced carers who have worked patiently to establish trust in this little fellow, using gentleness and consistency.


Bobbie has formed a strong bond with his
carers and the other dogs in the household.


He enjoys daily walks, car outings and lots of cuddles and belly rubs.


Bobbie will remain as a permanent foster dog in this loving home so that he can enjoy a happy and fulfilling life for the rest of his days.

Bobbie is kindly sponsored by Sunco Motors

Rescue terier


Biggie, a Fox Terrier mix, born April 2014.

Biggie was surrendered to 4 Paws when his family moved 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 who spent a lot of time building Biggie's
confidence and helping him adjust to his new life.

Sadly, the carer passed away and so Biggie was placed with a new family which
included a doggie housemate.

He has adapted really well to their firm but loving care and consistent routines.
He is well-behaved, quiet and now enjoys meeting
new people and other dogs on his walks.
Biggie is a very loyal chap who has come such a long way since arriving at 4 Paws.


He'll remain in permanent care so that he has the security that he needs.
Biggie is sponsored by Barb Devine.

Josie a small brown sponsored terrier


Josie is a sweet little chihuahua who came to 4 Paws from the Pound.

She is only a young dog, being born in 2016, however her health conditions mean that she will remain in the 4 Paws Permanent Resident program.


Josie has hip dysplasia and chronic skin and ear issues for which she receives medication and a special diet.


She loves to snuggle under blankets in the cool weather but only wears a coat under sufferance.


Josie is a happy little dog who loves her foster carer and her doggie housemate. 

Josie is sponsored by Kath Fernance in memory of Nellie and Boofie

Black and white rescue cat


Rosie is a very shy, extremely timid old girl, born in 2010.

She found her way to 4 Paws when h
er elderly owner had to go into a nursing care home.

Rosie was very confused and anxious.

We're confident that with some time and patience and after being settled into the right environment she'll be a loving girl who'll be forever grateful for her new home and a new life.

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

Rosie is generously sponsored by Jill Byrne.

Rescue cat


 Jasper, 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 is kindly sponsored by Bev Parry.

Bella a brown and white sponsored Papillion dog
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Bella is a dear little 14-year-old Pomeranian.

She came to 4 Paws after being surrendered by her elderly owner who could no longer care for her.

Bella has both hearing loss and eye issues and so will remain part of our Permanent Foster program.

Weighing only 2.5 kg and with no teeth, Bella is responding well to a healthy diet and expert veterinary care.

She loves her walks and going for trips in the car.
Bella is a calm friendly little dog and loves being part of her new family’s life.

 generously sponsored by Sunco Motors.

White rescue cat


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.

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 and he will remain a 4 Paws Permanent Resident.

Ollie is generously sponsored by the Binney Family

small rescue dog
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Ricky, born February 2010came to us just before Christmas 2017, a little on the heavy side and with a few medical conditions.

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. 

The noticeable improvement in Ricky’s health due to his new active lifestyle saw 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

Rescue terrier dog


Nelly is a Terrier cross, born July 2005.

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.

Nelly is generously sponsored by Barb Devine

Black rescue dog
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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).

Rescue cat


Anna came to us 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.

Anna settled in with her foster carer 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. 


Months later, after a slow recovery, Anna started to feel better.


Today, Anna is still on bulk medication and requires regular trips to the vets for blood tests and constant monitoring. 

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

Ginger rescue cat


ZEUS is a male, born approx January 2002.

Zues is a very homely cat that loves attention and to be surrounded by the family. 


Whilst we were preparing Zues for adoption we noticed he would get unsettled when new cats arrived and his 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

Rescue Maltese
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Bella Bee

Bella Bee is a sweet little Maltese Terrier born in June 2013.


She was surrendered to 4 Paws when her owners could no longer care for her in their accommodation.


Bella Bee had to have her spleen removed and a non-malignant mass was discovered on her liver.

She has recently undergone a full dental procedure in which several teeth were removed.


Because of her multiple health issues, it was decided to place Bella Bee into the 4 Paws Permanent Foster program.


She lives with her devoted carers and her doggy housemate.


Bella is a friendly little dog who loves her walks and hanging out with her family. 

Bella Bee is generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

Rescue terrier dog
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Rusty, born March 2008, he's 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 generously sponsored by Sunco Motors

Rescue cat


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

Rescue cat


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

Rescue cat


Suzie is a very pretty lady, born in 2006.

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 found ! She 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.

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

Small rescue dog
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Ronnie, born September 2014.


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!

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

Elderly rescue dog


Sophie is a Silky Terrier, we estimate her to have been born around 2006.

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

Before being rescued 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

Rescue poodles
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Poppy & Ollie

 Poppy born 2011 & Ollie born 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. 

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.

We had hoped that this adorable pair would have been available for adoption, but instead we welcomed them as 4 Paws Permanent Residents.

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. 


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

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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".

JayJay has been in our care for many 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.
His best friend is Leroy, the cat - they spend all day together.

We believe he will be happiest if he remains in their care and for this reason JayJay is now a 4 Paws Permanent Resident. 

JayJay is sponsored by the team at The Resort Club

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Melanie, born in 2006, is  a very pretty Burmese came into the care of 4 Paws via the pound system in late November 2019.


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


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


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 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 girl's 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

Rescue poodle


Ella came to 4 Paws in very sad circumstances.

In 2012 a tiny dog that we named 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.


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. 

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.


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.

 Ella is generously sponsored by Matt & Kristal Ball

Rescue dog
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Ollie, born in 2015,  came to 4 Paws from the Pound when he was just a young 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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Daisy May

Daisy May; a tiny Chihuahua, born in 2012. 

Daisy was surrendered to 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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Scamp & Daisy

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.


During their vet check it was discovered that both dogs had a heart murmur, with Daisy's being quite severe.


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

Rescue dog


Fudge, born August 2009, is a Terrier X who came to 4 Paws following the death of his owner.


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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Poppy is a beautiful tortoiseshell and white domestic cat born on the 1st April

She was surrendered to 4 Paws Animal Rescue in 2022 when her family could no longer look after her.


Since coming to 4 Paws, Poppy has undergone gastro-intestinal surgery and has been treated for urinary tract infections.


She is on a special diet and is closely monitored by our vet team at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery.


Poppy was placed into our Permanent Foster program and now lives with a carer who adores her.


She is a loving, friendly cat who is enjoying her new chance at life.

Poppy is generously sponsored by Pauline Smith.

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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.


Buddy is proudly sponsored by Christopher Cleeland

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

Cooper was surrendered 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 whose 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. 


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 was settled in with a carer whom he absolutely adores. He is a very sweet little man, who likes a quiet spot to snooze.


He will remain as a 4 Paws Permanent Resident so that we can keep a close eye on him during his moonlight years.


Prince is generously sponsored by SunCo Motors

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Kenny, born 2012.

Kenny came to 4 Paws after being left unclaimed at the pound.

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.

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 investigating an issue with his digestive system.

Even with all this going on Kenny has been the perfect house guest at his carer's 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 is generously sponsored by SunCo Motors

Diva a white sponsored Shih-Tzu dog
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Diva is sweet little as eleven-year-old Shih-Tzu whose previous owner has gone into care.


Diva required a full dental procedure with extractions once coming to 4 Paws and is recovering well.

She also suffers from an eye infection which requires daily drops.

Diva has settled in well with her loving carers and is beginning to assert her personality.

She loves her daily walks and meet-ups with her doggie friends.


Diva was quite underweight, so her carers have her on a special diet to help her gain condition.


Because of her age and health conditions, Diva will remain with 4 Paws as part of our permanent foster program.

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

Rescue Jack Russell


Charlie, born in 2010, is a super sweet little Jack Russell X.

He’s very social and loves to say hi to every dog he meets.


He loves being part of a family. He’s great in the car, likes getting out and about for his walk and is very easy to care for.


Charlie has knee problems which will require continued monitoring and he suffers from separation anxiety if left alone too long.


We have decided to place him in the Permanent Resident program where we can ensure his needs are met in a loving foster family for the rest of his life.

Charlie is generously sponsored by Gwenny Johns.

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Toby, born 2011, is a lively Jack Russell terrier.

He came to 4 Paws when sadly, his owner passed away.

Toby is full of personality and likes playing with his toys and going for trips in the car.

Mostly, he just loves hanging out with his carer.

Toby has been placed in our Permanent Resident program as he is developing arthritis for which he receives medication.

We are also carefully monitoring his diet to ensure any digestive issues are kept to a minimum.

Toby will have a happy and fulfilling life with his loving carers.

Toby is generously sponsored by Simon & Sam

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Phoebe, born around 2007, is a dear little Maltese X.


Several years ago, she was handed into the Pound after being found wandering in scrub land near Caloundra.

No-one claimed her so she was released to 4 Paws Animal Rescue, in a terrible condition.


She has been living happily in a permanent foster home for the past few years but has now developed heart and kidney problems.

4 Paws decided to seek some sponsorship to assist us in meeting her medical needs.


Phoebe loves her daily walk, eats well, enjoys going for car rides and hanging out with her family.

She is loved by all in the retirement village where she lives with her carer and will be well looked after for the rest of her days. 


Phoebe is kindly sponsored by Liz Ellison

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Reggie is a dear little Chihuahua X born in 2016. He came to 4Paws from the Pound suspected of being used for breeding purposes at a puppy farm.

Reggie was terrified of everyone and everything on his arrival and still has severe trust issues.

He cannot be put up for adoption and so will remain with 4Paws in the Permanent foster program.


Reggie has recently suffered a non-malignant throat tumour as well.


He has been placed with a loving, patient foster parent in a calm environment so that he has the best chance for leading a long and happy life.

Reggie is kindly sponsored by the Hannon family

Archie sponsored elderly terrier dog
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Archie is a dear little terrier cross who was surrendered to 4 Paws when his owners could no longer look after him.


Born in 2016, he is a lively young fellow who enjoys playing with his doggie housemates and trips in the car.


Archie even enjoys a game of soccer – and has managed to “head” the ball back on occasion!!


Unfortunately, Archie suffers from a debilitating skin condition requiring oral medication, frequent baths and a special diet.

This means that he will not be available for adoption but will become part of our Permanent Resident program.

He has already settled in well with his new humans and kennel mates.       

Archie is generously sponsored by SunCo Motors

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