4 Paws Animal Rescue Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia

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Once the On-line Adoption Forms are received we aim to compile a short list of the applicants that we feel are most suited to each pet .. this can sometimes take 7-10 days.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted to discuss their application further.

We aim to rehome an animal for life so we work very hard to ensure that we make a perfect match between the pet and the potential new owner.

We use many years of experience and strict adoption criteria to make this happen.

By supplying your Vets details you are giving 4Paws Animal Rescue authorisation to speak to your treating Vet Clinic regarding your past or present pets history.

Adoption Fee for for 4Paws Dogs and Puppies are INDIVIDUALLY priced.

Some Senior Pets are priced at Managements Discretion.

All 4 Paws Dogs are Desexed .. Microchipped .. Flea and Worm Free and had their 1st Vaccination.

(Age is Applicable for Desexing Puppies .. Desexing is included in Adoption Fee .. Appointment must be kept!)


Adoption Fee for for all Dogs and Puppies are priced from  $375 each.

Some Senior Pets are priced at Managementís Discretion.

Adoption Fees ONLY cover the basic veterinary procedures as listed below;

4 Paws Rescue Dogs are all

* Vet Checked
* Microchipped
* Desexed
* C5 Vaccinated
* Wormed
* Heart Worm Test
(age applicable)

If the puppy is too young to be desexed .. the appointment is made by 4 Paws Rescue Management and paid for before you leave with your new pet .. this is included in the adoption fee.

Please be Warned

You must keep the appointment and desex your puppy on the due appointed time or action will be taken by 4 Paws Rescue Management.

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Jazzy Jazz

JAZZ is a gorgeous 5 year old female Boxer Cross .. she is such a sweetheart she just loves to kiss (slobber) anyone who is there.

Jazz is very obedient and will do whatever I ask, although she does get very excited and I have to use a very firm voice .. Jazz loves her food and is quite a guts (she eats very quickly).

Jazz likes getting all the attention and will push her way in to get a cuddle .. Jazz is very good in the house they will lie on her blankets and not move the whole evening .. at night time she likes to sleep inside and she has her own bed.

Her owner passed away 2 years ago from cancer and relatives have been lovingly caring for Jazz ever since .. but now the relative are moving to a retirement village and sadly there are rules against pets in Care Facilities at Cairns where they are relocating to.

Jazz is good with other animals and people and love companionship .. she loves going to the beach for walks and is a delight to have around.

Adoption Fee:   $350


About Zues

ZUES is a 1 year old male Cavalier Cross Tibetan Spaniel weighing approx: 10 kilograms.

Young Zues is a real looker .. he has the most handsome face and sparkling white teeth .. Zues looks like he is constantly smiling .. he is such a happy boy whose tail never stops wagging.

This gorgeous little fellow is ever so friendly to other dogs .. Zues is so gentle and submissive .. he loves to play and enjoys a good belly rub.

As Zeus is still a young dog his new family must be willing to continue his education and training .. he is very smart and already knows some basic obedience commands .. Zues is very keen to please so it should be easy to teach him some new tricks.

Zeus is full of energy so a daily walk is a must for him.

Zeus has a magnificent deep coal black coat that is very low maintenance .. he only requires a regular bath and brushing to keep him in tip top condition .. he seems to enjoy the pampering so including this in his routine should be easy.

Zues seems to be gentle with children however we would still be reluctant to rehome him to a family with very small children just in case.

He is a very affectionate and loving young dog so needs to be included in the family activities .. Zeus must be an inside dog with a bed beside yours at night.

Adoption Fee:   $425.00


About Jake

JAKE is very handsome 4 year old male Lhasa Apso Cross .. he has beautiful big brown eyes that will make your heart melt.

Jake is has a sweet gentle docile nature .. he is a good all round family dog and is very sociable with other dogs .. Jake is extremely fond of human company.

Jake is very energetic and playful and loves a good belly rub.. he is also toilet trained.
Jake enjoys the company of older children and loves to play in the back yard.

This little man is highly intelligent and would respond well to basic obedience training.

As he is very food motivated he learns quickly .. Jake already knows some basic commands.

He does require grooming to keep him looking handsome and feeling comfortable and Jake seems to enjoy this extra attention.

Jake is searching for a warm caring home where he will be spoiled .. he must be an inside dog and a member of the family.

He must not be shut out or kennelled as this would break Jake little heart and spirit.

Adoption Fee:   $425.00

About Hercules


I am a Purebred

HERCULES is a 6 year old male Jack Russell .. he is energetic .. happy and lives life to the full.

It is with great reluctance that this family have to hand in this delightful dog.

Adoption Fee:   $375.00

I need a Foster Carer Please

About Gidget

GIDGET is a three year old female Labrador Cross .. her family are devastated as they cannot find rental accommodation that will allow them to take her.

She is a much loved family pet and would make a wonderful addition to any family.

Adoption Fee:   $375.00

Nicolas and Oliver


I am a Purebred

NICOLAS is a 9 year old male Poodle .. he has a divine coat .. it is stunning .. so thick and tightly curled with such beautiful markings.

This little man is highly intelligent and very endearing .. he would win you over and really charm his way into your heart so easily.

Nicolas is toilet trained and very sociable with other dogs .. he enjoys his daily outings and walks well on a lead.


OLIVER is a 10 year old male Maltese Cross Poodle .. he is a real gentleman with a sweet loving nature .. he really enjoys his cuddle time.

This little man is very sociable with other dogs .. he is toilet trained and walks well on a lead.

Oliver and Nicolas have lived their lives together and cannot be separated as they are best mates .. they have had a wonderful life so far.

They have been well loved however their elderly owner is no longer able to care for Oliver and Nicolas.

Both boys require regular grooming and must be brushed daily to keep them knot free and feeling comfortable.

Neither dog is used to being around small children so we are seeking a home with children over 8 years old.

Oliver and Nicolas are now searching for a wonderful caring person/couple/family to open up their hearts and home to two gorgeous little dogs.

If you feel they would fit perfectly into your lifestyle or family and you could offer them a home filled with love and happiness please complete an Adoption Application

Adoption Fee for the pair:   $550.00

Valeries Story

told by her lovely foster family

VALERIE is a 4 years old female Terrier Mix .. she has lit up our household with her excitable personality and affectionate charm.

Valerie loves nothing more than a warm snuggle and a game of fetch in the yard.

The prospect of a car ride makes her so excited that she will try everything in her power to score a seat by an open window.

Val adores human company and will follow you with doting reverence .. because of her big heart.

Val tends to become anxious .. worrying about the people she loves .. but with a comforting pat and a reassuring word.

She realises everything is going to be ok .. Val is toilet trained and an excellent watch dog despite her diminutive size.

Valerie is a VERY independent female at the age of four years old .. preferring the company of humans to dogs .. yet she is compassionate around kids and loves to share a kiss to the face.
She is a little dog with a humungous heart .. Valerie is waiting for a forever home to nurture her little quirks and adore her big soul.

Adoption Fee:   $425.00

About Lilly

I am a Purebred

LILLY is a 18 month old female Australian Silky Terrier .. she weighs approx 5.5 kilograms .. as you can see from the photo Lilly is a little camera shy but she is very keen to meet you.

This little girl has a calm quiet nature .. Lilly is relaxed and easy going .. she is well behaved and already knows basic obedience commands.

Lilly is a young dog her new family should be committed to continue her training .. She loves to learn so this will be a pleasure for both her and you.

Her coat is low maintenance .. she just requiring a brush through every couple of days to keep her knot free.

Lilly is very sociable with other dogs and plays nicely with them .. she is toilet trained and sleeps indoors at night .. preferably close to you.

Her foster carer has said that she just fitted in perfectly without any problems .. Lilly will adapt easily to her new family and their routines .. she has so much love to give and deserves a family that will love her back.

Adoption Fee:   $425.00


Teeny Rikki
I am a Purebred

RIKKI is a precious 3 year old male Chihuahua weighing 2 kilograms .. family circumstance has forced his surrender .. thankfully he was entrusted to 4 Paws to find the right home for him.

Rikki is a friendly little fellow who loves everyone including older GENTLE children .. he is best suited to an ONLY dog family as he does not look for the company of other dogs.

Rikki is very tiny and requires the best dog proof fencing .. he has been known to escape if the opportunity arose. NO gaps allowed that he could fit through.

He walks well on a lead and enjoys a play in the yard .. he is toilet trained and loves indoors and must be with you or inside at all times .. Rikki has a great appetite and eats wet and dry food.

Rikki displays basic training skills and will come when called .. he is nervous around strange surroundings and needs to his owner to be with him in such circumstances for comfort .. he is not a barker but will give a growl if feels insecure.

He is affectionate and loves being kissed and cuddled. His tail wags constantly when feeling safe and happy .. he loves sleeping on the bed with you .. he does not take up much room.

4 Paws is looking for a special home for Rikki .. we would prefer someone with vet references of previous ownership of a small dog similar to him.

As Rikki has never been left for long periods of time during the day someone home a lot would be perfect.

If you have any questions about a 4 Paws pet or would like to be considered as an adoptive family please complete the Adoption Application online and a coordinator will contact you.

Adoption Fee:   $425.00


Fluffy Bear

BEAR is a lovely 9 year old Male Pomeranian Cross weighing 9 kilograms .. he has belonged to the same family for almost 9 years.

Bear was sadly surrendered for personal reasons .. 4 Paws has taken him into care to find his next and last forever home.

Bear appears to be welled trained .. he will come to his new family with all the basic training needs .. Bear loves to play ball and run around the back yard.

Bear is a robust size so outside time during the day he is use to but when the family is home he loves nothing more than to be with you for company ..

He needs to sleep inside and would love a bed beside yours .. Bear is a very active dog and younger in ability and nature than his age and he loves his daily walks.

Bear is a nice looking dog and requires regular grooming to keep him looking as adorable as he is .. Bear is social around other dogs .. has lived with cats and kids .. so a family would suit Bear.

If you believe you have what Bear is looking for please apply online to further your enquiries or adoption application.

Adoption Fee:   $375

About Misty

MISTY is a 5 year old female Maltese Cross .. her elderly owner has gone into care .. there is nobody left to take care of her now so 4 Paws was called to the rescue.

Misty is scared and disoriented she was devoted to her owner and he to her.

Misty needs quite a lot of vet work on her teeth and ears .. poor darling is showing signs of severe stress.

We need someone with NO CHILDREN or OTHER DOGS to help in her rehabilitation.

Already Misty is improving .. we need time .. care and patience and a special person to regain this teeny ladies trust again.

If you have the dedicated heart and mind to help Misty through her Vet treatment and prepare her for adoption then please come forward now .. Misty really needs you desperately.

Adoption Fee:   $425

Studio Republic

Cheeky Carmello

Hi this is CARMELLO .. he is a SERIOUSLY CUTE 12 month old male Chihuahua Mix .. he was rescued from death row at the pound.

Carmello required surgery for a luxating patella (floating kneecap) on his right hind led .. the surgery is complete and Carmello has made a fantastic recovery.

He is still very much a puppy and wants to play all day long .. except for when he is eating .. sleeping and smooching.

Carmello loves other dogs .. particularly if they want to play .. he is a mostly an indoors dog though Carmello walks well on a lead and enjoys play in the yard.

He is small and only weighs approx: 3 kilograms .. so Carmello would definitely only be suited to a family with older children .. Carmello has the most amazing amount of love to give and his puppy antics are hilarious.

Adoption Fee:   $425


All About Rusty
I am a Purebred

RUSTY is best suited to forever home with someone who is willing and able to devote time to exercise him daily and provide consistency with routine and training.

Rusty can experience fear in unknown situations or with unfamiliar people .. he owner must be willing to communicate to friends and family how to greet him appropriately so he is not frightened and reactive.

Rusty will do well in an environment where he has plenty of space .. he is best suited to a one dog home .. Rusty is not suitable for children.

When Rusty feels safe 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 does well on a variety of food .. he has had some formal training and he knows a few commands very well.

Adoption Fee:   $

Darling Jessie


JESSIE is a 8 year old female Maltese Cross - this little girl is full of beans and loves to go out for a walk or for playtime at the beach.

Jessie is cuddlesome and has a very sweet nature .. she is best suited to a one dog home where Jessie can be spoilt and loved.

Adoption Fee:   $425.00

About Marcelle and Monty
Marcelle and Monty
MARCELLE and MONTY are 2 sweet little 5 years old male Chihuahua Cross.

Marcelle and Monty are siblings and they love playing together.

Marcelle and Monty are great little guys that need a good home with an over load of love and kindness.

These boys will return to you a hundred fold for the love and security you give them.

Marcelle and Monty are only tiny lads .. they are a little shy and need to stay together.

Adoption Fee for the Pair:   $550


About Bart

BART is a lovely little 4 year old male Fox Terrier .. he must be adopted to a NO CHILDREN or GRANDCHILDREN family as he is a little scared of them.

Bart loves adults .. he gets on with other dogs and likes cats .. though in saying all that he needs an experience dog handler to adopt him.

Bart is still young and just looks for affection from anyone around him .. he likes nothing better than to play and frolic in the back garden.

Bart is a lovable tiny fellow and only asks for a permanent happy safe forever home.

Adoption Fee:   $375.00


About Mushi and Angel
Mushi and Angel
Studio Republic

About Mushi
I am a Senior Citizen

MUSHI is a 7 year old female Chihuahua Cross with the most loving and adorable nature .. such a pretty little girl and her temperament is so adorable.

She is what you would call a perfect pet .. happy to lay around and just chill out or snuggle up next to you on your lap or beside you or on her bed .. Mushi is not a barker and she is so placid and gentle .. she is a delight to walk and is toilet trained.

About Angel

Permanent Foster Care needed for little Angel

Sunshine Coast applicants ONLY!
I am a Senior Citizen

Mushi has her grandmother ANGEL who is 16 years old that she absolutely adores who we would love these two darlings to stay together.

So we would like whoever opens up their hearts to adopt Mushi would also care for Angel as she is reliant on her granddaughter .. 4 Paws will pay all vet bills for Angel and ongoing costs while she is in your care .

So if you took it into your heart to offer these delightful little pair a permanent loving home of their very own you would be showered with love and devotion

If you feel you could offer Mushi and Angel lots of unconditional love please apply on line.

Adoption Fee for the Pair:   $425

Luka and Lani

About Luka and Lani

LUKA is male and weighs 2.7 kilogram and LANI is female and weighs 3.3 kilogram Chihuahuas.

Luka and Lani are both 3 years of age and are Brother and Sister .. they have lived their whole lives together.

Whilst they are mirror image in looks they both have their own individual characters .. Luka is the quieter of the two .. Lani has quite an outgoing personality.

They BOTH can be a bit bossy and jealous at times so we would rather find a home with no other dogs so Luka and Lani do not have to share your affection.

They do get along with other dogs and older children however it is unknown how Luka and Lani feel about cats.

Luka will happily sit in your lap ALL DAY .. Lani is happy to do so as well however she also likes to get around the house and investigate her surroundings.

Luka does not like to jump up or down from the couch so he has to be given assistance when required .. Luka and Lani love to sleep with you and share the bed under your covers.

Neither particularly like water however bathing has not been a drama .. both eat well .. Luka loves chicken and mince .. Lani prefers her hard food.

Luka is very quiet and rarely barks .. however Lani is more vocal especially when left at home whilst you are out.

Luka and Lani

Their Foster Carer is working very hard on this and Lani is learning to be quieter .. Luka and Lani like to spend time outdoors for play and some sun.

Luka is good with his toileting and will go on the grass on command .. Lani is still learning with her Foster Carer and with patience and commitment this is something that should continue to improve once she is settled into her new home.

4 Paws is looking for a home where Luka and Lani can live TOGETHER FOREVER .. due to their tiny size your fencing must be very secure with no small gaps .. we also need to know that you have permission from Council to keep 2 dogs.

Adoption Fee for the Pair:   $550


About Smudge

SMUDGE is a 4 year old male Shih Tzu .. sadly due to his owner moving to another premises he was surrendered .. as told by his previous owner he is a friendly loving and a loyal dog.

Smudge was born blind in one eye and this eye has been surgically removed .. he is now living a full and happy life .. at first when he meets new people he is nervous but it does not take long for his tale to wag with excitement.

Smudge best suited to a one pet home .. he loves to travel in the car .. this is listed as his favourite activity.

When taken for a short walk he got excited .. so walks are definitely on his list of likes also .. if you are looking for a companion Smudge will make a lovely new addition to your family.

Adoption Fee:   $375


About Stubby

STUBBY is a 10 year old male 6 kilograms approximate weight Fox Terrier Cross .. his owner is going overseas and unable to keep him anymore.

When Stubby was surrendered he immediately showed a friendly and loving nature toward everyone around him .. Stubby has a robust physique for outside but small enough for inside.

Stubby has always slept indoors with his owner so his new adoptee will have to do the same .. he has only ever known love so does not appear to be shy around adults or kids.

For his age he appears to look younger in appearance and is still very active .. Stubby has lived his whole life with only a male companion but would make a great addition to any new family.

Adoption Fee:   $375

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