End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade


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Rescued dog Jackson, Cambodia


FOUR PAWS helps dogs and many other animals under direct human influence

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Cute. Quick. Sick.

Cute. Quick. Sick.

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Dogs are our beloved companions, family members, and even part of an essential workforce that helps people in need. Their ability to sense the world around them makes them exceptional guide dogs, therapy dogs, or rescue dogs. Nonetheless, the wellbeing of these amazing animals comes down to the responsibility of humans.
The reality for many dogs around the world is harsh. Hundreds of thousands of stray dogs struggle to survive on the streets due to ongoing illness, injuror undernourishment. Worse still, they are often killed brutally – sometimes as an inhumane and ill-conceived means to manage stray dog populations; or in slaughterhouses and restaurants for human consumption. 

Worth knowing about dogs


“Humans’ Best Friend” – The Dog

Our companion for thousands of years 

Dog outside

10 Facts about Dogs

Surprising facts about “man’s best friend” 

Happy dog

Dogs and Their Needs

Guide for dog owners: What does my dog need?

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what we Are doing

FOUR PAWS supports shelters and dog owners with educational programmes and information that promote responsible dog care. In our work to create a kinder world for stray animals, we also help communities and municipalities through various Stray Animal Care projects and programmes, which we carry out worldwide.   

Cat and his owner

Responsible Pet Ownership

What you should know?


THE four paws GUIDE

Responsible pet ownership

Shelter Adoption Programme

Shelter Adoption Programme

Designed to support a dog’s journey from the shelter to a loving home


Stolen. Killed. Eaten.

End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade! #ProtectMillions

Stray animal care

Stray Animals

Worldwide projects to help stray dogs and cats 

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Dogs at home

Does a Dog Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day dog challenge'

Puppy in a shelter

The Beauty of Adoption

Adopting a pet is a wonderful process

Treated as breeding machines, mother dogs are repeatedly impregnated.

The Illegal Puppy Trade

Abused as breeding machines

Dog hiding

Cruelty to Animals


Dog in pain

Pain in Pets

What your pet feels, and how to understand the warning signs

Dog at vets

Pet Obesity – a Serious Health Issue

Healthy weight of dogs is an important welfare factor


Nutrition for Dogs and Cats

A balanced diet is a key component to the welfare of a pet

Dog being abandoned on the side of the road

Pet Abandonment

Dumping an animal is illegal and leads to misery, fear and loneliness


Fear, Anxiety and Phobias in Pet Animals

Our pets can experience fear and anxiety just like we do


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