Four Paws Guides

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

Tips for a Loving Mother's Day

7 animal-friendly Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart

Deer Kalle at TIERART

Avoiding Wildlife Accidents

Guide for animal lovers: How to avoid wildlife accidents – and how to behave correctly in case of an emergency


Animal-Friendly Pigeon Repellent

Guide on wild animals: How to deal with them properly?

Cat in Germany

Spring is here – and it’s mating time for cats

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period

Dog panting in the heat

Fake Animal Rescue Videos

How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  

Dog at Home

Q&As: Pets and Coronavirus

Information for Pet Owners

Cat in the grass

Beware of Ticks!

Caution helps to protect dogs and cats

dog lying in the grass with a leash

Parvo Education

We love️ dogs and wouldn't want anything bad to happen to anyone, so here's what you need to know about parvo.

Dog during Carnival

Carnival: No Fun For Animals

FOUR PAWS gives tips on what pet owners should look out for

Golden retriever puppy outdoors on a sunny day

10 Tips to Recognise a Responsible Puppy Seller

FOUR PAWS advice on what to look out for when you are buying a puppy 

Gray stray-cat on little roof with snow

New Year's Eve: Minimising Your Pet's Stress

A Guide for owners of dogs, cats and small rodents

Dog opening a Christmas gift

Christmas with Pets

A Guide for Pet Owners: dangers under the Christmas tree

Cat and her owner

How you can Become a Fosterer

Foster parent’s guide

Cat at home

Emergency Plan for Pet Owners due COVID-19

What happens to my pet if I am ill or need to go into self-isolation?

Puppy and its owner

The Responsible Way to Acquiring a Pet

Where should you purchase your pet from? 

Cat at home

Does a Cat Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day cat challenge'

Dogs at home

Does a Dog Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day dog challenge'

Kitten Hazel

Why Do You Want to Have a Pet?

Discover the motivations behind pet ownership

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 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 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.  

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! 

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. 

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? 


Pet Care Tips

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

dog cooling down in pool

The Five Domains for Animal Welfare

Did you know that your pets have different welfare needs? The Five Domains Model will help you make sure your pets are healthy and happy. 

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

What do dogs enjoy doing on holiday?

What Do Dogs Enjoy Doing on Holiday?

FOUR PAWS Guide for Dog Owners

Travel-related illnesses in dogs

Travel-Related Illnesses in Dogs

Guide for Dog Owners: How to prevent parasites and diseases

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

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

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!

Raccoon at TIRART

Raccoons – also known as Procyon lotor

33 raccoons live at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary in Germany

Pet cat sleeping

10 Things You Can Do for the Animals and Yourself Now

You can prove love for animals even in difficult times

Enrichment in BEAR SANCTUARY

Enrichment for Bears

Search game for children – Dushi needs support!

Lions kissing

Love for Animals this Valentine's Day

Five animal-friendly tips to make your heart beat faster this Valentine's Day

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


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