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. 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 can be very different: thousands of stray dogs live on the streets – many are ill, injured or undernourished - and are at risk of being killed as a 'pest' or for meat. 

about dogs

10 Facts about Dogs

Surprising facts about “man’s best friend”


Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI)

Rescuing stray dogs to become therapy dogs


the beauty of adoption

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


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

Puppies in cages

The Puppy Trade in Australia

 The dirty and cruel business of treating dogs like a "commodity"


Stray Animals

Worldwide projects to help stray dogs and cats 

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