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.  Don’t miss out, subscribe to our free Bark n Purr newsletter and receive the latest news, tips and exclusive competitions directly to your inbox.

Pets4Life highlights

  • Cat podcast series for cat guardians
  • Dog podcast series for dog guardians
  • Paw Perfect Introductions podcast series with renowned animal behaviourist Dr Joanne Righetti for smooth introductions between dogs, cats and people
  • Pets4Life is launching an exciting national initiative the Companion Animal Rescue Awards, which recognises and celebrates inspiring examples of rehabilitation and rehoming of companion animals Australia wide. Find out more here.

Pets4Life’s manifesto

Every animal deserves a good life, not just a life of existence.

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.

Cathy is currently a student at the Delta Institute Australia, leaders in positive dog training in Australia.

More about Cathy.