In our society, dogs are considered members of the family, we affectionately call them man's best friend and value them for their superb sense of smell. Some even have a job – for example, as rescue dogs or guide dogs for the blind. It is our duty as human beings to keep dogs in accordance with the needs of their species.

In many countries, a dog's life looks completey different: hundreds of thousands of stray dogs live on the streets – many are ill, injured or undernourished. They are often killed as parasites, and in some places dog meat even appears on the human menu. 

Worth knowing about dogs

Dog outside

10 Facts about Dogs

Surprising facts about “man’s best friend” 


Animal Assisted Intervention

When former stray dogs become therapy dogs


the beauty of adoption

It’s a way of giving a loving new home to a shelter animal


Cruelty to animals



what we Are doing

FOUR PAWS advocates the responsible handling of dogs and supports dog owners with helpful advice and educational programmes. We are also tirelessly working to help stray dogs worldwide.    

THE four paws GUIDE

Responsible pet ownership


Petition AGAINST dog meat

Stop the dog meat trade in Indonesia


The Illegal Puppy Trade

The cruelty behind puppy farming


Stray Animals

Worldwide projects to help stray dogs and cats 

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