Four Paws Guides

Our guides offer numerous tips and useful information for everyday life with an animal.


Pet Care Tips

Caring for pets is a big responsibility, and not one that should be taken lightly. 

dog at the beach

TIPS: How to keep pets cool when the heat is on

Beat the heat with our summer tips for your pets.  Here are our top tips for keeping your pets cool when the heat is on! 

litter of stray dogs

Good reasons to sterilise your pet

Being a responsible pet owner means sterilising your pets. Why? Sterilisation saves lives as there are less unwanted litters and fewer animals who end up in the welfare system needing to be rehomed. 

dog standing in field while sun sets

How to be an everyday animal hero

We all have the capacity to be kinder to animals and to be animal heroes. What is an animal hero? 

dog locked in a car

TIPS: What should you do if you see a dog in a hot car?

Leaving dogs in a car is a serious form of animal cruelty. 

dog fetching a stick in water

TIPS: Help your pet beat the heat this summer

Beat the heat with our summer tips for your pets.

dog on lady's lap

Adopt don’t shop

At FOUR PAWS we are passionate about adoption and encourage everyone to support their local shelter or animal welfare organisation by either adopting, fostering or donating. 

dog cooling down in pool

The Five Freedoms for Animals

Did you know that your pets have five different welfare needs? These are the 5 things that animals need to be healthy and happy, and are called the Five Freedoms.  

dog cooling down in water

TIPS: How to test if your dog is dehydrated

Beat the heat with our summer tips for your pets. We must remember that just like us, our pets, especially dogs, can get dehydrated.  

Rescued bear in BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh


We are celebrating the amazing work our colleagues are doing in the FOUR PAWS Sanctuaries around the world

Zoe was rescued from a fur farm

Shopping Guide for Animal-Friendly Fashion

From wool to down - have a heart for animals when shopping 

Dogs in the Autumn

Dogs in Autumn

A guide for dog owners: essentials to keep your four-legged friends happy and healthy during the season

Dog and a pumpkin

Halloween – Scary for Pets too

A guide for pet owners to survive the spooky season!

Dogs in Speranta Shelter

A Pet is Not Just for Lockdown!

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers

Birds in your garden

How to Create a Cat-Proof Garden for Birds and Fish

A FOUR PAWS' Guide with tips for garden owners

Cats and garden

How to design a Garden for your Cat

Words of advice for cat owners: Tips for a cat-friendly garden

Cat at home

A cat-friendly Home

A Guide for Cat Owners: How to design your home in a lovely way for your furry friend

Cat-Friendly Water Bowl

Cat-Friendly Water Bowl

Guide for Cat Owners

Pools are a danger to animals

Swimming Pools Pose a Danger to Pets and Wildlife!

Having a swimming pool is fun, but there are risks for animals that can be prevented

Travelling with your dog by car

Travelling With Your Dog by Car

Guide for Dog Owners: How to drive your dog relaxed in the car

A first-aid kit for your dog

A First-Aid Kit for Your Dog

FOUR PAWS Guide for Dog Owners: What belongs in the pharmacy bag for the dog

Travel-related illnesses in dogs

Travel-Related Illnesses in Dogs

Guide for Dog Owners: How to prevent parasites and diseases

What do dogs enjoy doing on holiday?

What Do Dogs Enjoy Doing on Holiday?

FOUR PAWS Guide for Dog Owners

Happy cat

The Purr-fect Vacation

A happy cat’s holiday guide

Dog at home

Pet Technology Revolution

Gadgets that make life easier for pet owners and can be useful for their pet


Tips for Mother's Day

Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart

Scared dog

The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers

Happy and healthy Dushi

The Transformation of a Rescued Wild Animal

After being rescued, many of our animals go through  a mental and physical transformation

Snuffle mat for dogs

Make a Snuffle Mat for Your Dog

Instructions: creative fun for both you and your dog!

Pet cat sleeping

10 Things You Can Do for the Animals and Yourself Now

You can prove love for animals even in difficult times

Raccoon at TIRART

Raccoons – also known as Procyon lotor

33 raccoons live at TIERART in Germany

Dog at Home

Q&As: Pets and Coronavirus

Information for Pet Owner

Enrichment in BEAR SANCTUARY

Enrichment for Bears

Search game for children – Dushi needs support!

Rabbit listening

The Proper Lifting and Lowering of a Rabbit

What a you should know about caring of a rabbit

Rabbit enclosure

How to Design a Rabbit Enclosure

Make rabbits feel at home


Correctly remove ticks

Due to the mild weather, ticks are now active almost all year round. 


Clicker Training for Guinea Pigs

This method is mostly known from training with dogs


Travelling with a Dog

Responsible pet ownership guide


Beware of Ticks!

Caution helps to protect dogs and cats


Pets in Hot Weather

Guide for pet owners


Getting a Dog?

Things to consider before getting a dog


Getting a Cat?

Things to consider before getting a cat


Checklist: Getting a Pet

A guide for future pet owners