How do you make a living whilst doing something you feel passionate about? Well that’s the question we asked ourselves and after some deliberating, fur&four was created.
fur&four is a Pet Accessories brand selling high quality, durable and safe accessories for your pet.
As a newly formed start-up company we are concentrating on growing our range of leads further. We are currently developing and testing a brand new range of collars and harnesses, giving more choice, suitability and adaptability for your dog.
Our mission is to deliver only the best pet accessories in the marketplace, by listening to what dog owners really need and want for their four legged friends. We are open to all feedback and suggestions and ways we can further improve our products.
fur&four is unique in its campaigning edge and its commitment to donating a percentage of its profits to what we are passionate about, Animal Welfare. We have partnered specifically with Fight Dog Meat for 2017 and we are donating to one of their favourite organisations, Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue.
Ellie Francis (Co Founder)
Ellie has always been involved in animal rescue and care. In 1999 she spent two years volunteering at the SPCA shelter in Ampang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was a difficult two years as most of her volunteering focused around animals on ‘death row’. When back in London, Ellie joined the Campaign to End Animal Experiments (then the BUAV) as Operations Director on a part time basis. In 2010 Ellie joined the Humane Society in Rogers, Arkansas USA on a full time basis. This work involved all aspects of animal welfare, rescue, rehabilitation and re homing. On leaving the USA she adopted 2 more dogs to bring back with her and they joined two dogs previously rescued in the UK. For good measure a blind, deaf and declawed (although not by her!) cat joined the four dogs. Ellie takes care of the strategy and the campaigning and marketing side of fur&four.
Roger Brint (Co Founder)
Roger is a committed planet saving eco warrior and is a veteran Road Protester of the 1980’s and 90’s. He is passionate about saving the planet and sustainable living. A life-long animal lover, Roger has a rescue dog of his own, Ollie, a beautiful Whippet/Collie cross, who can often be found at his feet whilst he is working hard or alternatively, relaxing in front of the TV. He has a special interest and involvement in campaigning with the League Against Cruel Sports helping to defend persecuted animals, not only in the UK, but also world wide. Roger takes care of Brand Development as well as the Operational and Technical side of fur&four.
Hobbs (or Mr. Hobbs as he likes to be known), is our charming fur&four part-timer. He gets his name from Hobbs State Park, Arkansas USA, where he was found wandering aimlessly some years ago. To make up for all that wandering he now likes to relax on a comfortable sofa or lay in a sunny spot when the weather allows. He’s a bit of a cheeky chap and will have no qualms about stealing a warm seat or an unattended snack. We forgive him all of this however, as he is totally spoiled and holds the revered position of top dog.
Ollie is rescued Whippet/ Collie cross from our local Animal Shelter , Waggy Tails Rescue. He’s about 4 years old and is a very handsome happy-go-lucky kind of chap. He loves playing ball in the garden or running at full speed across the fields. He’s a very playful boy and loves meeting up and having some fun times with other friends whenever he can. Mostly however he enjoys lounging around in the office and is a self confessed couch potato.
You guessed it, he has 2 speeds… fast and stop.