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.

Dogs 4 Us Boycotters Unmasked

This page is dedicated to reveal the true characters of the individuals who protest against the licensed, inspected and regulated business Dogs4Us who are trading legally.
We shall prove the lengths they have gone to by bullying, intimidating and harassing our business over many years, not only to the business itself but to the staff and its customers.
Over the coming weeks we shall reveal the truth and background to the individuals behind Boycott Dogs 4 Us and the tactics and measures they use, all of which go unseen by the general public and social media users.
Please follow our page as we reveal the dark side of this group and their links to others.
We shall also be talking about the breeding of puppies in the U.K. and what really is a puppy farm and do they exist?
This is just another name for a commercial licensed breeder but puppy farm sounds more sensational and we presume why this term is used so much.
Why would these people want to continually target our business which is licensed, regulated and inspected by our licensing authority. We are not breaking any laws and have been trading as a pet shop for more than 50 years meeting public demand. We have many thousand of happy customers and repeat customers.
We are open and transparent and always have been.
The truth will be exposed on this page very soon!

Peter Gane ~ Is he in danger of bringing any Charity into disrepute?

Readers of our blog will know the history of Peter Gane and his countless attempts to discredit anyone with opposing views to his own.

You are all aware that Peter Gane lived in Cornwall and has recently moved to Somerset and he is now alleging to be a trustee of local charities.

Readers and supporters of our blog will be fully aware of Peter Gane’s numerous false profiles and his negative activity on the internet.

This would have been an ideal time to clean up any negative material that affects his reputation, however, we have categoric evidence that this is not the case.

In view of his personal, vicious attacks and comments aimed at individuals and our Company Dogs 4 Us we have to question and bring to our readers attention if he would be breaking the Code of Conduct that applies to all Charities? Which is that Directors, Trustees, employees and volunteers should be unbiased, impartial and neutral.

This is our tenth post on Peter Gane (as he seems to be counting). Links to the other articles can be found on this article. Only 590 post remaining … 🙂

Peter Gane Updated Profile

The Real Peter Anthony Gane and two false profile pictures

The Real Peter Anthony Gane and two false profile pictures

Peter Gane has conducted a campaign against our Company Dogs 4 Us for nearly 12 months. Initially in an anonymous capacity and after being exposed by us as the anonymous blogger he had no option but to own up to his deception conducted whilst living in Treworga, Cornwall and has continued with his campaign since moving to Shepton Montague in Somerset.

One of the ludicrous claims Peter Gane makes is that Dogs 4 Us have made 600+ attempts to smear him (if he didn’t keep giving us fresh ammunition we wouldn’t have any fresh bullets to fire).

Below are the blogs we have already done on Peter Gane

Peter Gane blogs as Gladys May Bull (deceased)

Peter Gane does a moonlight

Peter Gane profile

Peter Gane – the anonymous-blogger

Peter Gane – more on Treworga

Peter Gane is Treworga – the truth comes out

Peter Anthony Gane masquerades as Gladys Bull once again

Peter Gane exposed as a fraud

Is Mr Gane breaking the rules?

Please feel free to click the links above to read about this.

As you can see there are nine links plus this one … so to prove Peter Gane correct we have another 590 remaining to post!

It appears to us that Peter Gane enjoys being the centre of attention and as we like to accommodate people we are more than happy to oblige 🙂

For the missing 590 posts keep tuned to our blog… 🙂

Caught In The Act!! ~ Animal Activists trespass at Dogs 4 Us

Activists caught in the act

On the 27th January 2013 these four individuals (Aran Mathai, Tod Bradury, Catherine Parrish & Luke Beevers) amongst others were protesting outside our licensed, legitimate business.  They shouted abuse through megaphones and taunted our staff and members of the public as they usually do.  They also trespassed onto our land and premises and tried to film our puppies and staff. They were verbally abusive, all witnessed by our customers and they left just before the police arrived.

Luke Beevers, Tod Bradbury and Aran Mathai

Luke Beevers, Tod Bradbury and Aran Mathai (from left to right)

Not content with causing an “aggravated trespass” they returned after the store was closed and were seen to trespass yet again (the same four individuals – Mathai, Bradbury, Parrish & Beevers). Parrish is seen trying one of our doors while the others watch, all recorded on our CCTV cameras.

When our staff left the premises they were waiting for them and followed them and hurled abuse. One of our staff members was also followed part of the way home in her vehicle. These incidents were reported to the police and logged.

On the 14th March 2013 as several of our staff left our premises once again these animal activists: Aran Mathai, Tod Bradbuy, Catherine Parrish & Luke Beevers were waiting for them.  Our staff were actually on their way to enjoy a quiet evening with their friends for a meal when once again they were verbally abused and taunted after work.

Parrish and Beevers

Luke Beevers & Catherine Parrish

Luke Beevers & Catherine Parrish are due to attend Leeds Crown Court on March 21st 2013 after pleading guilty to two offences of interference with contractual relationships so as to harm an animal research organisation contrary to S145 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and face possible custodial sentences.

We are publishing these facts and images to show the public what we and other businesses who are trading legally and with a license to do so have to put up with.

The police are currently investigating these reports of trespass and abuse of our staff which has been reported to them.

For further updates on these Animal Activists stay tuned to our blog..


Kym Marsh … Coronation Street Actress Pops Into Dogs 4 Us

Kym Marsh at Dogs 4 UsKym enjoyed chart success as a member of Hear’Say and also as a solo artist. She also participated in Popstar to Operastar.

Kym has now become an established actress and is well known for her part in Coronation Street playing the role of Michelle Connor.

Kym is pictured here with her son David, daughter Emily and “Barney” their beautiful Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy purchased recently from Dogs 4 Us.

Kym was recommended to us by her colleague the lovely Michelle Keegan the well known actress also in Coronation Street who plays the part of Tina McIntyre in the soap.

Kym we hope you enjoy Barney the new addition to the family and thank you for choosing Dogs 4 Us the No. 1 place to purchase your pedigree puppy!

Peter Anthony Gane ~ Masquerades as Gladys Bull once again !

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Gane posing as Gladys airing his views to Belfast City Council

We just had to publish this to show what a contemptuous liar Peter Gane really is.

Not too long ago he stated that the Gladys Bull profile only lasted five days and then he ceased using it.

In April 2012 he sent a message to our blog posing as Gladys Bull, we immediately knew it was a fake profile. Two months later he was still using it to leave a comment (which could be perceived as a threat) in June 2012 on the Belfast City Council Facebook page. So he gets caught out once again telling blatant lies!

We think you will agree he just can’t wash the Gladys Bull profile out of his hair it seems he actually enjoys pretending to be Gladys Bull. You will see the Labrador Retriever he claims to breed in his profile picture to try and make it look as convincing as possible!

So we have once again proved Peter Gane the spokesperson for PL a malicious liar inventing fake profiles to further a failing cause.

That tiny village in Somerset must be reeling in these revelations of what a strange man they have in the community!

It is not justifiable to lie and cheat to further any cause!

If they lie about this what else do they lie about!! Can we believe a word they say??

More to follow on The Crazy Gang…keep tuned to our blog.