About Us

4 Litte Paws Pet Care and Online Pet Supplies

4 Little Paws is a small family run pet care service based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Lauren, the founder of 4 Little Paws is a vegan and is very passionate about animal welfare, she has volunteered for various animal rescue charities and establishments over the last 17 years including Sheffield Cats Shelter, RSPCA Sheffield, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity.  Lauren is also a member of and volunteer for the Rabbit Welfare Asscoaition and Fund, helping to promote rabbit welfare. She also acts as a "Online Pet Advertising PAAG Volunterer Moderator", helping to ensure classified adverts meet the PAAG (Pet Advertising Advisory Group) minimum standards

Lauren is committed to providing a first class pet care service, and is using her knowledge and skills gained through experience and qualifications to help her achieve this goal. Lauren's qualifications include:

  • HNC in Business and Management
  • Certificate in Animal First Aid
  • FdSc Animal Science (Nottingham Trent University). She received a First, and the 'Cantrol Award for Applied Animal Science' for the highest grade in the course. 

Lauren at her FdSc Graduation Lauren & her partner Nick on her FdSc Graduation day

Through 4 Little Paws she hopes to raise the profile of little pets, and raise awareness about correct care and welfare. She enjoys fundraising for local charities in her spare time. She grew up with lots of family pets around her including dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, rats and rabbits and is a pet owner herself. She has 5 cats and 7 rabbits. Her 7 bunnies are couple "Chamomile" and "Peppermint", couple "Parsley" and "Rosemary"' and trio "Walnut"(aka "Nutty"), "Hazel" and "Bramble", and they have the special job of testing out all the rabbit toys and treats, and only those meeting their approval are used by 4 Little Paws!

Lauren would like to urge anyone thinking of getting a new pet, to consider their local animal resuces before heading to a shop or breeder.  Did you know there are over 67,000 rabbits going into resuces UK wide every year, waiting for a home?! (Source: RWAF, 2012) Lauren says: "Please don't breed, don't buy - adopt!" 4 Little Paws is 100% pro rescue and does not support breeding or selling of pets, becuase the numbers of animals waiting for homes in resuces centres nationwide is so high.  We help one of our local rescues (Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity) by fostering rabbits and bonding rabbits.  

Here's a photo of some of 4 Little Paws' pets:

4 Little Paws pet collage

Lauren's 7 rabbits

RWAF Retailer Charter logoHutches and Runs:

4 Little Paws' bespoke range of rabbit hutches and runs, meet the standards of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, and are spacious and secure. 4 Little Paws have signed the RWAF's Retailer Charter to pledge that we will never sell small or unsuitable rabbit hutches.

Pet Care:

4 Little Paws provide holiday care serivces for little pets.  We have a small pet boarding centre based in Treeton, Rotherham, providing boarding for rabbits, guinea pigs and all small furries.  To find out more about these services click here.

We are fully insured by Cliverton with a specialist pet care policy, covering us for: liability to animals in our care, custody or control, public liability, product liability, and transportation. 

We use our experience, qualifications and knowledge to provide the highest standard of care, and comply with all the relevant welfare and care guidelines and The Animal Welfare Act (2006). 

Because we are so passionate about animal welfare, we use some of our boarding hutches to house rescue and foster rabbits, to help our local resuce Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity. To find out about our rescue and rehoming work, visit our foster rabbit and rabbit bonding pages.

You can follow 4 Little Paws on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news, product updates and offers, or check out our blog.