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Urban Paws UK is owned and managed by Layla Flaherty.
Layla worked as a professional model and television presenter for many years, and it was during this time that she built her knowledge of the talent industry. The genesis of Urban Paws UK began in 2014, when Layla spotted a gap in the market for a pet talent agency. When she was travelling the country to fulfil her various TV and Modelling commitments, she noticed a rise in popularity of animal talent. She has an eye for spotting potential animal actors and a passion for helping owners develop their beloved pets into stars. It is this talent and passion that inspired Layla to create a bespoke casting service.
Hence Urban Paws UK was born in 2015. Layla’s aim for the new company was to provide a range of customised services for our four-legged friends and put the pet’s needs first. It is this philosophy that has helped Urban Paws UK become the country’s best animal talent and casting agency.
Originally the agency focused on dog modelling, but it rapidly expanded into working with cats. After a number of successful campaigns, Urban Paws UK was then able to further expand its talent pool and it now boasts an array of wonderful creatures; from Tarantulas to Llamas. As an agency with its finger firmly on the pulse, Urban Paws UK also provides puppy and kitten models for hire.
In 2018, Urban Paws UK launched a Social Media Influencer service that links social media stars, bloggers, and ‘pet influencers’ with brands. This exciting way to reach new audiences has proven hugely popular and is a rapidly growing part of the business.
At Urban Paws UK the welfare of our animals takes priority. We always work with reputable and experienced animal handlers and collaborate with our owners and clients to achieve market-leading results.
Simply put; our pack have got your back.
Urban Paws Mission Statement: “Talent is the number one asset that defines the success of a company. We will help you to find the right animal based on skills and ambition”.
Urban Paws UK is owned and managed by Layla Flaherty. The project began back in 2014 when Layla spotted a gap in the market for a pet talent agency & animal actors. When Layla was travelling the country to fulfill her various TV & Modelling commitments, she noticed the rise in popularity with animal talents. She has a eye for spotting potential animal stars across the UK & has a passion for helping owners develop their beloved pets into stars. It is this talent & passion that inspired Layla to set about creating a bespoke casting service.
For many years Layla was a busy professional working within the TV and Modelling industries & therefore had a good knowledge of the industry as a whole. Hence Urban Paws UK was born, to provide a range of customised services for our four-legged friends. Urban Paws UK has your favourite pet’s needs at the heart of its culture & values providing the UK’s best animal talent & casting agency.