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.
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.
Around 30 people in Leeds and 14 in Manchester protested Dogs4us sale of puppy farm puppies on the 16th of September as part of worldwide Anti-Puppy Farming Day.
In Leeds local children joined the protests bringing hand-made banners of their own.
Customers turned away and tons of public support was received by the campaign . Dogs4us is losing more and more business because of it’s choice to support the cruel battery farming of puppies.
On Sunday 26h August 2012, 30 people (over the course of the day) including local children and young people protested against Dogs4us Leeds. It is great to see young people taking action for animals – special thanks to them.
The store had hardly any customers all day, people turned away after receiving leaflets and even more turned away at the gates after merely seeing the protest. Staff were standing about with nothing to do and ordering themselves a pizza and drinking cups of tea all day.
Customers came up to campaigners to tell us the puppies were clearly too young to be responsibly sold, had no fresh water and there were lots of stories of sick puppies bought from Dogs4us.
Local children told us how the puppies always looked sad in Dogs4Us and were keen to join the protest themselves.