About Pets4Life

Why create Pets4Life?

It is widely known that pets bring many benefits to their owners and the community. However, there is a dark side to pet ownership. Thousands of dogs and cats are abandoned or surrendered to over burdened animal shelters every year in Australia.

Pets4Life was created to reduce cat and dog surrender and improve pet well-being in Australia.

Our mission is to set you up for success and become a better pet parent.

What is Pets4Life?

Pets4Life is an independent self-funded resource to help pet parents feel confident and prepared throughout the journey of your cat or dog’s life.  The website is full of excellent original and curated advice from a range of expert sources. Check out the podcast.

We cover the important things like what you need to think about before you get a pet, what is a responsible breeder, dog and cat breeds, cat and dog adoption, risks of online pet shopping, plus how to keep your dog or cat happy.

Check out our blog covering the hot topics on a wide range of topics about dogs and cats.  Who’s the Boss? are light hearted interviews that uncovers who really is the boss between pet parent and their pet.

You’re invited to join the conversations on our Facebook page, twitter and Pinterest.

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Who is Pets4Life?

Cathy Beer Pets4Life

Cathy Beer with her beloved Toby who passed away December 2015.

Cathy Beer is the Founder of Pets4Life.

After over 20 years as a professional marketer in the corporate world, Cathy followed her passion for animal welfare and created Pets4Life. Cathy is currently a student of Delta Institute Australia, leaders in positive dog training in Australia.

Cathy is a passionate pet parent with a big heart for pet welfare.  Like many Australians, Cathy grew up with pets at home.  Cathy’s first love was her grandparents’ cat, Binky, who lived until the ripe old age of 22 years.  It was not until the adoption of older doggies from Doggie Rescue in 2008, that she became aware of the dark side to pet ownership in Australia – tens of thousands of cats and dogs are abandoned or surrendered to pounds and animal shelters every year in New South Wales. Cathy found this deeply disturbing, and decided to research into why this is happening.

More about Cathy.



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