Sunday, 20 October 2013

Is your Dog a superstar? Why not enter the Doggies Oscars? An online photo competition with a twist – 7 trophies to be won. All proceeds to Four Paws Animal Rescue so please enter to help us raise much needed funds. Please note this isn’t being run by Four Paws but by a kind supporter. Details here -

Good luck all :-)

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Fundraiser in conjunction with Crabtree & Evelyn, Cardiff - 29th October - 6pm

A fantastic opportunity to help us raise much needed funds, maybe do a bit of Christmas shopping and have some pampering.
Crabtree & Evelyn is a renowned retailer of original fragrances, fine foods and gorgeous gifts, all beautifully packaged to transform the ordinary rituals of daily life into extraordinary, pleasurable experiences.
They are committed to support and promote the work of local good causes across the UK and over the years we have worked with many charities, raising over £40,000 for Breast Cancer Care alone. This year they have the goal of raising over £100,000 for a number of local charities and organisations such as Four Paws and to that end they have offered us the opportunity to host an exclusive fundraising event at their Cardiff store.
These private events are run exclusively for supporters, family and friends of local good causes. Entry is by ticket only and entitles the purchaser to complimentary refreshments and a full size Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy product worth £9.00.
What will we receive from Crabtree & Evelyn?
  • Tickets are priced at £10 and we will retain 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales (the remainder covers the cost of the event in store – refreshments, goodie bags etc.)
  • We will also receive a contribution equivalent to15% of all sales on the night of the event
  • We will retain all proceeds from the raffle of a £100 gift, which Crabtree & Evelyn will donate free of charge
At the event: 
  • The Crabtree & Evelyn team will serve drinks and nibbles
  • Demonstrations and our amazing mini hand treatments to your guests
  • And finally, complimentary gift wrapping
Tickets now available, just drop us an email to or post on our Facebook page and we will post tickets out to you.  Payments can be made via Justgiving and will also be available at our Paws for Tea event on 26th October.
Hope to see lots of you there.  What could be better than shopping, pampering and being able to support your favourite charity at the same time!

PAH Support Adoption for Pets Nomination

Once again, the lovely people at Pets at Home are supporting us.

Support Adoption For Pets, a registered charity, runs two major fundraising campaigns every year in Pets at Home stores across the UK. They ask for rehoming centre nominations from Pets at Home stores and the fantastic news is that we have been nominated.

From the 2nd October though to 29th October, the Pets at Home store in Blackwood and Cardiff Ty Glas will be fundraising just for us – so every penny they raise will be donated to us!

Even more excitingly, Support Adoption For Pets have provided raffle tickets for us and the store to sell and have purchased all the prizes too! The Grand Prize being a £13k car!! – 100% of the ticket sales will be donated to us – which is fantastic! So if you would like to buy a raffle ticket (or a few) to be entered into the draw with all the money coming to us – then please either contact us or nip into the Pets at Home store in Blackwood and Cardiff Ty Glas.

We will be having some Meet & Greets at these two stores during October so why not pop along and say hello to some of our lovely volunteers and foster dogs.  Good luck in the raffle!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Skye update

Skye had 7 beautiful boys. Here she is being an amazing mum and giving one of them a cuddle.

We wanted to share a few statistics from last year :-)

720 animals rescued in total:
Dogs - 711
Cats – 9 

Rehomed - 214 
Moved to other Rescues - 488
Deceased - 8
In our care at the Year End - 10

To be able to save that many animals in a year is a massive achievement, but especially so when we consider that all our volunteers work with us on a 100% unpaid basis. If you support us you can be sure that every penny goes to saving the animals, not on admin/salary costs.

We couldn't have done it without each and every one of our lovely volunteers and supporters so THANK YOU on behalf of all the animals who are now living out their happy forever after.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

New links

Firstly we at FPAR would like to wish you a belated happy Easter and hope you enjoyed your long weekend. It may be cold but it's dry and the sun is out. Great weather for dog walking!

I have updated our links to the left of this piece so you will be able to find it easier to support us.

Our new Amazon wishlist where you can support the dogs in our care by buying vital food/wormers/treats and items we use on a daily basis, or even raffle prizes for fundraising events. Just log in to your own account and an address for one of our volunteers should be an option for you to select when you checkout so everything gets delivered straight to us and can be used right away.

Our Easy Search search engine that you can use just like Google. Every time you complete a search you will be raising money for us.
Skye - our mum to be

For those of you who haven't registered on our forum there is a link for that too. You will be able to keep up to date with our events and the dogs in our care as well as have a good old natter and in fundraising brainstorming sessions!

Facebook, Twitter, Just Giving are there too so there's no getting away from us!

Other news is that we have just had a pregnant crossbreed come into our care. She moved into her cosy foster home yesterday so she can have her pups in comfort. The poor lass was looking like she would have to give birth in kennels but thankfully our two 'midwives' volunteered their services. We will keep you informed.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Dog of the Week

This is Beth. She is a gorgeous nearly 7 year old black lab who is looking for a quiet home with either adults only or older children.

Beth came into our care when she was handed in, and initially was finding it all a bit to much.

She was unsure of living with other dogs so will need time and patience until she settles in a new home. In her foster home she tolerates the older dogs but doesn't get on with the younger two, although she is starting to share a bed with other dogs so this is likely to improve with time.

She will be more suited to being an only dog or with one other that is quiet and very laid back.

She walks very well on the lead and does not pull. Beth enjoys her food and any treats are always welcome which is great for training and building up trust.

After a week in her foster home Beth is proving to be a lovely and very affectionate girl. She adores being stroked and having her belly rubbed  She eats well - actually loves her food and any treats that are going - a typical lab.
Beth is getting more trusting and brave as she settles.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

National Pet month

Next week sees the beginning of National Pet Month, which runs from April 1 until May 6, 2013, and this year it focuses on the companionship that our pets provide.

Taken from the National Pet Month website figures show that 50% of households in the UK own at least one pet and that equates to approximately 67 million pets in the UK alone so we are certainly a nation of animal lovers.

During this period animal charities, schools and colleges, even workplaces will be promoting responsible pet ownership and it is a brilliant opportunity to support your local animal charity too, whether financially or in a volunteer capacity at one of their events. Keep an eye out for an event near you, or register one if you have a fundraiser planned. Celebrities on board this year include fitness guru Rosemary Conley - who states that pets make you healthier, West End star Jodie Prenger and Doctors actress Lu Courfield, as well as TV vet Mark Abraham.

Register online here and download your support pack now. You can also keep up to date with events and news on Facebook, where you can upload pictures and stories of your pets.