It is widely known that pets play a special role in our lives.  They bring many benefits to their owners and the community.  However, thousands of dogs and cats are abandoned or surrendered to overburdened animal shelters or via online sites such as Gumtree every year in Australia.  Pets4Life was created to help reduce cat and dog surrender and help you become an even better pet guardian.

What is Pets4Life?

Pets4Life is an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and for those who are thinking of getting a cat or dog. Our site is full of excellent original and curated advice from a range of expert sources.  We share our top tips to guide you throughout the journey of your pet’s life from before you get a kitten or puppy to adult cat or dog to senior cat or dog.  Avoid pet stress when introducing a new cat or dog to your family – check out our Paw Perfect Introductions Podcast.

Pets4Life created and manages Australia’s only national awards program for the rescue industry, the Companion Animal Rescue Awards.  In 2019, the Rescue Awards received over 1,000 entries and phenomenal media coverage.  Jetpets is our Platinum Rescue Hero and Naming Partner.  We thank Jetpets for their ongoing support!

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Pets4Life Dog Training Services

Pets4Life provides private consultations tailored to your dog’s needs.  Cathy Beer is a professional accredited Delta Dog Trainer with a Cert IV in Companion Animal Services.   Find out more about our dog training services.

Who is Pets4Life?

Cathy Beer with foster doggie Fluffy

Cathy Beer with foster doggie Fluffy. Photo: Jenny Bridge

Pets4Life was created by Cathy Beer and officially launched at Willoughby Council in 2013.

Cathy is a passionate pet guardian with a big heart for pet welfare. After over 20 years as a professional marketer in the corporate world, Cathy followed her passion for animal welfare and created Pets4Life.  In 2018, she launched the Companion Animal Rescue Awards, a national program that celebrates and recognises achievements in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of companion animals Australia-wide.

Cathy is a professional accredited Delta Dog Trainer with a Cert IV in Companion Animal Services.  More about Cathy.