Dogs 4 Us – Setting the Record Straight


Thanks for reading this blog.  Whether you are here by accident or if you may have been directed to it from our Facebook pages …. Welcome.

This blog is dedicated to the thousands of pet lovers in the UK and further "puppy from dogs 4 us"afield. The UK is known as a nation of pet lovers. And Dogs 4 Us have supplied many happy pet owners with a friend for life. But for a long time now we have endured a minority of people who constantly seek to tarnish our good name and reputation.

But now we are busy putting the record straight on this blog regarding a small number of members of a National Animal Rights Organisation who claim that we buy our puppies from ‘Puppy Farms’ and that our puppies are sick, dying, etc, despite the fact that we give a 6 month guarantee. Needless to say this is totally untrue.

All dog breeders that we deal with are all licensed and regulated by their Local Authority. And so are we!

All Dogs 4 Us puppies are sold with a three generation pedigree and supplied with the name and address of the breeder. We have nothing to hide.  All the puppies mothers are documented on our computer files and those of the registration club, to ensure that the mother of the pups has not bred more than three litters.

This is the standard set down by the government.  So there is no overbreeding from breeders who supply us.  From time to time we inspect the breeding establishments and we can assure you that these are all up to a good standard.

It is plain to see when you look at or hold one of our puppies they are lovely, healthy, quality pups ready to settle down in their new home. We are sick and tired of these so called Animal Campaigners who sit at home all day at the taxpayers expense (indeed there are many of us) fabricating all of this garbage regarding puppy farms and trying to plant the seed of doubt in the public’s mind.

We are open 7 days per week so you can view our puppies without having to make an appointment (this is something most breeders will insist upon) and, therefore, see for yourself the quality of pups.  We also have a vet in daily attendance, again this would be very rare for any other establishment to offer this facility. So, what does all this mean for you the consumer?

We are passionate here at Dogs 4 Us about where we purchase our puppies from.  What these Animal Activists fail to realise is that we are a fully licensed establishment to sell puppies, therefore, this means that we are regulated and subject to announced and unannounced inspections at any time.

You do not have to make an appointment to come and see us, you can walk in freely at any time.  All our staff are dedicated professionals and have worked at Dogs 4 Us for many years.

Our staff all care passionately about the puppies in our care and are proud that for the short time they are with us, they are warm, well fed and cared for before eventually finding their real homes as loyal family pets.

The people we refer to are trying to mar what should be one of the most positive and joyful experiences in your life, when deciding to purchase your new pet. Because we offer such an outstanding service and guarantee, we have repeat customers, who also recommend us to their family and friends because it gives them confidence in us and our pups and it follows that they will return to buy an additional pet. We will reveal to you over the coming weeks and months just who these people are and how they operate.

We will show how all the people in this group are not prepared to identify themselves.  They do in fact use pseudo (false) names in the hope they will not be identified.  Some of them use several false names (however, we do know their identity and whereabouts) of a lot of these individuals.

We shall be updating this site on a regular basis with new information so please feel free to log in and also visit our Facebook pages (Leeds & Manchester) for further information on our beautiful pedigree puppies. Thank you for reading this long introduction, one that we feel was necessary so that you are getting the complete picture.


Aran Mathai has been an  activist  since the age of 15. He has been arrested on numerous occasions,  appeared in court for harassment  to legitimate businesses and also  to members of the public. Injunctions have been obtained against him and his mother Rachel Mathai. He appears to jump on any cause that may bring him public acclaim and notoriety as an activist.

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Mathai and his fellow associate activists have been described as “quasi-terrorists” using extreme measures to strike fear into innocent employees of companies that conduct a business opposing any of their fanatical views.

They were involved in a campaign against a large pharmaceutical company some of the “quasi-terrorists” activities was to send used sanitary towels claiming that the sender had aids, they also paint stripped people’s cars, sent them false and real incendiary devices and spray painted outside of houses, found where employees lived and wrote to neighbours claiming that the employee was a rapist, others made claims that employees were paedophiles  and to be aware of this. Three individuals committed violent assault on employees of a company they opposed. These are just a few of the things  Mathai and his associates are alleged to have been involved in.

When challenged recently if Mathai had a job he replied “yes”. We assume this is running his numerous activist web pages.

Please see  the links below which are in the public domain:

You can copy and paste to your browser or click the link if it allows you to.

Aran Mathai & his mother Rachel Mathai have orchestrated a similar campaign against our company trying to terrorise staff by following them home, trying to break into our premises when staff were locked inside (please see previous post on this blog). He has dressed in AR garb trying to strike fear into our employees and customers, made numerous false, harassing telephone calls to the company, made numerous FALSE complaints to our licensing authority and others (no evidence was ever found to substantiate his wholly untrue allegations)

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Aran Mathai and Rachel Mathai were prosecuted  by the police and convicted in 2014 for persistently making use of a public communication network to cause annoyance/inconvenience/anxiety to our company.

Aran Mathai, Rachel Mathai and Luke Beevers have criminal records due to their activists campaigns.

Along with Dogs 4 Us they are still continuing their campaign of persecuting other legal and licensed businesses, the latest one being Cambridgeshire against Astrazeneca planning. If you wish to view this site please conduct a facebook search for Cambridge against Astrazeneca Planning  where you will see Aran Mathai and Rachel Mathai extremely busy running to numerous locations up and down the country.  We do wonder who pays for their travel costs?!

You can also conduct a Facebook search for Rickmansworth against Skanska where you will see numerous pictures of Aran  Mathai and  Luke Beevers lounging around causing a nuisance in companies reception areas, for some reason they do not feel they should post these pictures on CAP site (which is run by Rachel Mathai)

Further updates to follow…..
















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These two came into our premises on two separate occasions recently  (in fact they come into Dogs 4 Us  on a regular basis)  the first being at  five minutes to nine in the evening when our staff politely informed them that we would be closing very soon.

They returned the following evening as they were obviously acting on instructions from Claire McNeill and Nicola Robinson (the ex-disgruntled employee of Dogs4Us) to obtain photographs of our beautiful puppies, litter information cards and any potential incriminating information, then passing the information on in an attempt to make a story out of it on social media. Sorry but you failed on all counts. We thought we would let you see the CCTV images of the 2 culprits as we would like to publicly make you aware that we know who you are and although we will save you the embarrassment of naming you we would like to make it clear that you are not welcome on our premises again.

We were also informed by a reliable source that one of the snitches is an Assistant Manager of a branch of Burger King! No hypocrisy there then!

Perhaps you will think twice about getting involved with people who have nothing better to do other than conduct a personal vendetta against the owner, staff and the business of Dogs 4 Us … we feel sorry for you that you obviously have nothing better to do with your time.



Here we are once again as we continue to expose Nicola Robinson aka ladypenelope1974@…. with her porkie pies as she tries her hardest to convince people she was gathering evidence for a period of four years against our Company.
Here we show a small extract of comments Robinson sent to our blog regarding her opinions on all the campaigners and animal activists including PL and Steve McLean confirming her hatred of you all.  Amongst her false allegations are ~ there is only one person posting to the blog, this disproves her and her cahoots allegations in this regard as more blatant lies. Please click on each individual message to enlarge :

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The boycotters experienced her true character on protest days but they have also subsequently seen through her and her massive ego, she is not at all interested in the real issues of animal welfare but trying to obtain the “limelight” in whatever way she can and in so doing trying to scrape the bottom of the barrel in her outlandish public displays of venom and personal attacks.
You will see the email correspondence sent to the blog matches the email address she used to write to us concerning the four years of data protected documents she stole in one fell swoop. “Yes she is also a thief”!  As you see many of her comments to the blog are directly opposing to the comments she now makes in the public domain to bolster her image as “Saint Robinson”
Apologies for the delay in sharing this with you but we are busy caring for our beautiful puppies (which is always of paramount importance to us at Dogs4Us) and Robinson remains the ex disgruntled employee trying her best to convince you she is telling the truth.
As we continue to expose her you will see how easily the lies role of her tongue with her wild untrue allegations about puppies in our care.
Why did she want her job back (in January 2015) and why did she work at Dogs4Us for four years and happily drawing her monthly salary and accepting interest free loans from the owner of Dogs4Us?
Please feel free to contact your media friends whose experts are welcome to confirm we have watertight evidence these messages came directly from you  and show them our video footage of your aggressive attacks on a staff member and members of the public with our latest revelations on you.
Please keep tuned for our next blog on “Saint Robinson”
More to follow……



To clear up any confusion we are setting the record absolutely straight as to why Nicola Robinson left our employment.

The statement made to the tv company  was about our ex disgruntled employee Nicola Robinson. We do not have another employee that would fit that description! No contact was received from Robinson until out of the blue in January 2015 when many texts in the form of blackmail were received from Robinson. We did not respond but we retain these texts in our possession.

In 2012 management were receiving verbal complaints and telephone calls about Robinson  to our Manchester branch and allegations of aggression, bullying, laziness, theft of store items and her constantly smelling of substance abuse. These became so regular that management asked for them to be put in writing so they could be dealt with officially due to our Company protocol.

On receipt of this correspondence the senior management travelled to the Leeds branch to interview and challenge Robinson with these alleged allegations.  There was no denial from her when questioned.

After these alleged allegations were presented to  Robinson she became extremely agitated and violent which resulted in her throwing her keys at management.
She exited the office and stormed down the corridor where a member of staff was sat inside a kennel showing a customer with her children a  litter of puppies.
Robinson bent into the kennel and threatened our staff member and then dragged her out. A violent struggled ensued and senior management had to intervene and remove  Robinson from the premises. She received a letter that due to her actions she must not return.

Our staff member made a formal complaint to the Police who informed her that Robinson had been interviewed and admitted the offence and accepted she was in receipt of a caution resulting in a criminal record.

The video displayed is showing the attack on our staff member immediately after the interview.

Robinson had not been removing documents over a  four year period she snatched the whole content of the filing cabinet in one fell swoop (Four years of data protected material) as she had become aware of the numerous complaints we were receiving against her from staff and the public.

More info to follow…..



Here is Nicola Robinson the compulsive blatant liar allegedly gathering evidence a few months before she left our employment.
Doesn’t she look happy admiring our beautiful pedigree puppies?
She was so impressed with our lovely puppies during the four years of working for Dogs4Us she purchased not one but two puppies. Why would she buy puppies from us when she states that they are all sick and dying?
We are certain that if her ludicrous allegations were true she would have without a shadow of a doubt immediately contacted the RSPCA or licensing department to make sure we were caught in the act holding sick and dying puppies. Even the group she offered her alleged information to have now well and truly seen through her.
More info and photos to follow on this “Walter Mitty” character …….

Dogs 4 Us response to a recent t.v. programme

Several months ago Dogs 4 Us were featured in a t.v. programme in relation to the sale of puppies and where they are sourced.
The programme showed how individuals involved in the sale of puppies were not doing this in guidance with the U.K. law (Animal Welfare Act 2006). They were found to be buying in pups and selling them from their own homes professing to be the breeder of the puppies in some instances they produced a “false mum” to dupe the purchasers into believing this was the real mum of the puppies being offered for sale. This somewhat negates the statement “always see the mother of the pups”
This practice is something that happens on a regular basis and is well documented and discussed in the dog world. This is why it is most important that these types of sales on the internet, newspaper articles and beyond are policed and stopped. As mentioned in a previous post less than 5% of puppies sold are through pet shops. The other 95% are through privates sales as already mentioned.
A lot of these individuals are going under the radar and not paying tax, vat. etc as all seen too often in the press and media on a regular basis. Along with this type of sale comes a lot of heartache as once the puppy becomes ill the seller is often untraceable and simply does not want to know. Individuals have been known to rent premises where they freely conduct the selling of puppies on a mass scale with no one regulating them at all. Sadly this is happening all too often with puppies being brought into the U.K. illegally from abroad and being sold as the demand for certain types of breeds are becoming all too apparent.
Dogs 4 Us have always been open and transparent about its business and where we source our puppies. The breeders details are contained within the three generation pedigree and all of them are traceable.
This programme showed the reporter visiting one such breeder whom Dogs 4 Us had purchased a litter of Mini Dachshund puppies from. She travelled to the breeders home and said on camera that no one of that name lived there. This is entirely untrue and Dogs 4 Us holds factual evidence that the breeder does live at the address and were not at home when the reporter decided to call. The programme also featured a breeder in Southern Ireland where puppies were being raised in wooden whelping boxes. These images were distressing to see but Dogs 4 Us would like to reassure the public that we do not and have never purchased puppies from this establishment.
The programme also featured a breeder called Eric Hale. This breeder has supplied Dogs 4 Us for many years. He is particularly well known for his Norwegian Elkhounds, Basset Hounds & award winning Beagles. Mr Hale was treated and portrayed very unfairly in this programme and was targeted simply because an ex employee of Dogs 4 Us who had left over four years ago harbored a grudge against the Company. When she could not be reinstated in her former role she decided she would try and damage us with the help of the programme makers. We shall speak about this in more detail in another post.
We have never purchased puppies under age, without teeth, or fed them lactol, they are all weaned before leaving the breeders nor have we ever sold cross breeds as pedigrees. This is untrue and slanderous.
Instead of choosing to knock on Mr Hales door and asking if they could have a conducted tour of his premises the programme makers took it upon themselves to trespass in the early hours of the morning. Considering the puppies were not seeing their rightful owners and had camera lights shining into their faces all displayed a sense of calmness considering it was the dead of night and this was not the norm for them. Think for a moment that this type of filming in the dark using night vision cameras always appears much worse than in daylight conditions and so this was done for the purpose of sensationalism. This programme also showed dead puppies lined up at the side of the road which the reporters had allegedly come across during the making of it which we found very coincidental and once again has no connection with the business of Dogs 4 Us.
All of Mr Hales puppies were lovely specimens of the breed and looked of good quality this is the reason why we purchase them. They also featured someone who had purchased one of Mr Hales puppies that had sadly died. Unfortunately it is a very sad fact of life in general that puppies can become ill exactly like us humans and this can be very upsetting. However, this has simply been manifested into making the public believe that this is happening all the time when it is not.
Mr Hales licence was revoked for a very short period of time. He was required to carry out some remedial works and all these have been carried out to the satisfaction of his licensing authority. Mr Hale was clearly unfairly targeted as indeed were Dogs 4 Us. We have always and will continue to operate our business within the guidelines and regulations set out by our local authority. Every single litter of puppies that we purchase are of excellent quality and all breeders know that Dogs 4 Us are insistent that puppies and their mums are raised in conditions that are acceptable and passed by their own licensing authorities.
Dogs 4 Us have a vet in daily attendance at its Manchester branch and appointments can be made at our Leeds branch to see our vet if required. We continue to offer a seven day settling in period for anyone purchasing a new puppy. This is a comfort factor for many purchasers knowing we are always on hand to help and advise whatever the circumstances.
The law came into effect in April 2016 that all puppies are micro chipped before leaving the breeders premises. However, this practice has been in existence for the past 17 years at Dogs 4 Us having micro chipped our puppies long before this regulation came into effect showing that every single puppy we sold was traceable back to us. Dogs 4 Us takes very seriously its commitment to buying and selling good quality puppies and will never deviate from this practice. However, the public must appreciate that from time to time things will and can go wrong. We continue to offer our expertise and advice for any problems that may arise from time to time. Please be assured that Dogs 4 Us is a licensed, inspected and regulated business that has always worked within the framework of the U.K. Animal Welfare Act.
We are saddened to see that as being one of the largest sellers of puppies we are targeted in this way.
In our opinion all sales of puppies via the internet should be stopped and that puppies are only sold through a quality law abiding pet shop such as ours or an inspected, regulated and licensed establishment.
We do hope that this information will set free any stigma that has tried to attach itself to our business by the programme makers and that it will give our longstanding and prospective customers reassurances that Dogs 4 Us strives to achieve excellence in all aspects of its puppy sales business with over 50 years of experience in this field we hope this is a strong foundation to build upon even further.

The Bullying & Harassment continues

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A typical example of how this group of animal activists conduct themselves on the Internet by leaving one star reviews on the google page (we have the screenshots to prove it) however they decided to remove some of the comments from their page, when it was mentioned in some of our recent content. This is the childish methods they use to bully, harass and intimidate the business of Dogs4Us trying to cause us potential harm. It is against the law to leave false reviews to deceive people but they think they are above the law. They have even organised telephone campaigns harassing our staff and business but this was dealt with very successfully when we informed the police.
They have been attacking us on social media for years but we are not prepared to put up with their continuous intimidation and bullying and feel it is time for us to speak out
We fail to see why they continually attack us when we are not responsible for licenses issued to breeders. They should be speaking to the local authorities around the country but this requires too much effort and they have been trying to target Dogs4Us for everything relating to the breeding of dogs.
We shall be adding some content regarding a recent documentary to our page soon.
More information to follow shortly.

Breeders & Licences

There are many individuals and organisations who play a central role in contributing to the pet industry therefore contributing to the economy itself. Firstly let us start with the breeders themselves.
There are licensed breeders who are inspected and regulated by their respective licensing authority. They are responsible for how many breeding dogs would be allowed on the premises the facilities that are offered and also for ensuring that standards are maintained and any improvements that are needed from time to time for the welfare of mum and her puppies.
Let us start with commercial licensed breeders. These breeders are allowed to breed on a larger scale (they are often referred to as puppy farms). This is unfair and gives a false representation as these breeders are and should be monitored closely to ensure that standards are high and being met at all times.
It is important to remember that it is the responsibility of each licensing authority who grants the breeding establishment a licence that all conditions are implemented and ensure this is the case by regular inspections of the premises whether this is announced or a unannounced visit.
Then their are unlicensed breeders these breeders must not produce more than four litters a year or they must register as a breeder with their local authority. It is against the law not to comply with this prerequisite.
There are many individuals as seen in the press and media who have been advertising and selling puppies online or from premises where they cannot be traced. Usually this has resulted in a lot of heartache as purchasers have been duped as the puppy has not been properly vaccinated or vet checked and the buyer simply has no comeback if something should go wrong. There are many of these individuals that are going under the radar or not declaring an income from these type of puppy sales.
In this regard our business is completely open and transparent and always has been.
Our site at Manchester has been in operation for over 50 years and meeting the criteria of our local authority. The welfare of our puppies is paramount and that is why every single puppy that we sell is vet checked, vaccinated, wormed and micro chipped before it leaves our premises. All puppies stay with us for a period of 48 hours before selling to the general public. It is well documented that we always encourage a responsible purchase and like to ensure that the purchaser has done some form of research into their breed choice and their home environment is suitable and will meet all aspects of receiving a puppy to ensure it has the best possible start in life.
We would never knowingly sell a puppy to have any kind of defect or illness as it would not be in our interest to do so as we give a six month guarantee with every pedigree puppy and are the only establishment in the country that offers this. However, one has to be pragmatic that occasionally things can go wrong as a living thing can be subject to illness. We always encourage a purchaser to take out some form of pet insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. It is a fact that only 5% of puppies born in the U.K. are sold at pet shops.
We shall be covering more topics soon please check back for regular updates.

Some true facts for you to consider

These masked animal activists have had many dealings with the police and have several criminal convictions against their names. We will discuss this in more detail later on.
They target many licensed, regulated and tax paying businesses on a regular basis with their obscene views and totally impractical ideas.
One of the dreams these people have is to ban the third party sales of pets. To most intelligent people this ideology will not work. (For the record only 5% of puppies born in the U.K. are sold to pet shops. Most are sold on line! )
For instance this will guarantee the sales of puppies to go unregulated and underground.
Ask yourself this question – would you prefer to buy a puppy from a long established, law abiding, licensed, inspected and regulated premises where not only are the puppies welfare put first, with the best care available and a six month guarantee but also come from licensed professional breeders with decades of experience and knowledge or Joe Bloggs from down the road where there is no traceability of the puppies? They are not vet checked, have no comeback or guarantee.
Over time we will pick over their ridiculous and frankly libellous claims and expose these activists and their crimes too.