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Dogs4Us Exposed on BBC Panorama in 2016
Dogs4Us – Exposed on Sky News in 2009
Dogs4Us is a warehouse seller of puppies which sources it’s dogs from cruel puppy farms. Customers report sick and dying puppies and have spent thousands on vets bills.
Former Dogs4Us manager turned whistleblower Nicola Robinson exposed the fact Dogs4Us regularly buy puppies under 8 weeks old (too young to be away from their mother). She produced paperwork on BBC Panorama evidencing case after case of seriously ill puppies and selling fake Pedigree dogs.
Please don’t buy anything, including pet supplies, from Dogs4us as this funds their cruel puppy trade.
If Cruella de Vil owned a pet shop it would act like Dogs4Us!
Please have a look around the site and learn more.
On 16th July 2016, around 70 people over the course of the day protested outside Dogs4Us Leeds.
The protest had speeches from campaign supporters;
– Terry Wilford
– Ann Blackburn
– David Blackburn
– Kevin Ritchie
– Josephine Jarosz
And Dogs4Us manager turned whistleblower Nicola Robinson.
Aran Mathai (Boycott Dogs4Us Founder and Chairman) and Luke Beevers (Boycott Dogs4Us Leeds Campaigns Director) provided video updates on the protest which can be found on our Facebook page here.
The protest was covered on Look North – see coverage here:
The Boycott Dogs4Us campaign is committed to exposing Dogs4Us sale of sick and dying puppies sourced from cruel puppy farms. We will continue to campaign until Dogs4Us stop selling puppies. Learn more on our About Dogs4Us page.
Pete Wicks from the reality TV show The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) has backed the Boycott Dogs4Us’ petition calling on Salford and Leeds Council to use their full powers to regulate pet shops selling puppies.
Following a Tweet from campaign supporter Faye Harrison, Pete Wicks who goes by Pete The Pirate ( @P_Wicks01 ) on Twitter Retweeted a link to the petition.
Please join Pete in standing up for puppies’ rights. Sign the Boycott Dogs4Us petition!
On May 24th 2016, Boycott Dogs4Us held a protest at Parliament calling for a ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops and other third-party dealers.
The protest was attended by a number of MPs and celebrities.
Attendees and speakers included; Labour MP Rob Flello, Conservative MP David Amess, SNP MP Paul Monaghan, Labour MP Rosie Cooper, Linda Goodman (CARIAD), Leigh-Catherine Salway (K-9 Angels), Marc “The Vet” Abraham (PupAid) and Jodie Marsh.
Special thanks to Marc and PupAid for working on PR and speakers for the event.
Aran Mathai from Boycott Dogs4Us spoke on BBC 2 about why the sale of puppies in pet shops need to be banned.
This protest followed an undercover investigation by BBC Panorama which exposed puppy warehouse Dogs4Us for dealing with cruel puppy farms.
Boycott Dogs4Us has submitted written evidence to The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee’s Animal Welfare: Domestic Pets Inquiry.
Our submission highlights:
- Dogs4Us and their involvement with animal cruelty.
- The links between pet shops, such as Dogs4Us, and the puppy farm trade.
- The research that shows the poor health outcomes for pet shop puppies.
- The fact you cannot see puppies with their mothers in a pet shop and how this contradicts Government advice.
Our submission recommends:
- A total ban on the sale of puppies by third-party dealers such as pet shops.
- Until that happens, regulation via changes to pet shop licence conditions.
Our full submission can be found on the UK Parliament website here.
Staff from a practice used by Dogs4Us in Leeds has been convicted of animal cruelty. This is no surprise to us as Dogs4Us is known for selling puppies from cruel puppy farms and has been exposed by Sky News and Channel 5.
Shockingly Facebook has decided to block access to this information to all UK members, effectively censoring the truth about the link between puppy farm pet shop Dogs4Us and the convicted animal abusers at Armley Vets.
Here is the video from inside the vets that Dogs4Us and Facebook don’t want you to see:
Here is the censorship emails from Facebook:
Facebook posts on the Dogs4Us Manchester and the Dogs4Us Leeds page encourage parents who are not looking to purchase a puppy to bring their children to their store. They are also running the ad on local Leeds radio station, Radio Aire. The only possible commercial reason for such an enticement is to encourage impulse purchases of puppies.
‘Pester power’ leads parents to make spur of the moment decisions. Many puppies are bought for the summer holidays only to be put up for sale/re-homing once the school term starts.
Dogs continue to be put to sleep due to a lack of good homes. If you have space in your life for a dog, please visit a rescue centre. Adopt, don’t shop.
Thank you to The fight against puppy farms starts here and Puppy Love Campaigns for bringing this to our attention.
Actress Linda Blair has re-tweeted about the latest Boycott Dogs4Us protest.
Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Linda Blair is best known for her role in The Exorcist and more recently for her guest appearance on the TV Series Supernatural. However Blair is also a committed animal activist.
When one of our supporters tweeted Blair about our upcoming protest against the cruel puppy farm pet shop Dogs4Us, she didn’t hesitate to re-tweet to her fans.
Dogs4Us buys their puppies from cruel puppy farms, many go on to have health issues and even die much to the heartbreak of the families that purchase them.
Sky News and Channel 5 exposed Dogs4us for their cruelty. You can see the Sky News video below:
Here is the tweet:
Nicola Robinson who was the manager of Dogs4us Leeds for 4 years has come out against her former employer. Speaking to the Boycott Dogs4us campaign via Twitter, Robinson revealed that Dogs4us does indeed source its puppies from puppy farms, despite the company’s claims to the contrary.
Robinson also spoke of her heartbreak at seeing puppies die while at the store.
Additionally a vets where 30 dogs and cats were seized and two staff arrested as part of a RSPCA investigation in March this year is stated to be a Dogs4Us vet.
Thank you Nicola Robinson for speaking up for the dogs, your words will help close Dogs4Us once and for all.
On Sunday 21st June 2015, 20 activists over the course of the day protested puppy warehouse Dogs4Us in Leeds.
The protest highlighted the fact that a Channel 5 and Sky News expose revealed that Dogs4Us sources their puppies from cruel puppy farms in Wales. Dogs at Dogs4us supplier farms are kept in horrific conditions, living in tiny pens in complete darkness with little or no bedding, space, stimulation, or access to the outside. Customers of Dogs4Us have reported buying sick and diseased puppies.
Dogs4Us claims to offer a guarantee but this does not offer any more protection than the legal minimum. It does not cover vet bills but rather only allows a refund or replacement dog – treating puppies like products.
The protest marked the launch of “Operation Boycott”, urging a complete and total boycott of the Yorkshire based puppy superstore.
Customers were told of other places to buy supplies and rescue centres from which puppies can be obtained. This led to many customers turning away from the store.
Dogs4us was empty or nearly empty throughout the day! This shows the effectiveness of the awareness raising efforts of the campaign so far.
One protester was arrested after a false allegation by a Dogs4us staff member that he had hit their car. The campaigner was later released without charge. This shows the desperate lengths that the puppy farm pet shop Dogs4us will go to silence legitimate protest.
The campaign will continue until Dogs4us either closes down or stops selling puppies for good.