Our Story

Little BigPaw was founded by Big Dave and Little Jim. Dave and Jim have been involved in the Pet Trade all their working lives. They are also big pet lovers: David has 2 spoilt cats and Jim has 2 crazy dogs.

In the beginning…

They both wanted the very best for their pets so they fed them on the very best food: nutritious, natural, super-premium quality in a dry kibble. Every day they fed the same dry kibble but every day they felt they should be feeding their best pals something a little more interesting. Afterall, who wants a bowl of the same dry kibble every day?

Could they not find something just as good that was fresher, looked better and tasted better but was still just as nutritious? It seemed not and for many years they were both mixing fresh meat or fish with the kibble to make it more appetising.

They met other pet owners who did the same.

Then one day they decided to do something about it.They set about designing a range of foods that were tastier than anything else available but still provided optimum nutrition.

Big Dave and Little Jim consulted leading nutritionists, visited the very best factories and tested recipes using only the finest, tastiest ingredients.

By combining lots of fresh meat, natural local ingredients, expert advice and years of experience Big Dave and Little Jim developed a range of wet foods that provided not only nutritional excellence but also Big taste.

Little BigPaw was born.

Big on nutrition, Big on taste that looks and smells delicious too.

Little BigPaw is now available in your local pet store as well as over 50 countries worldwide.

In April 2018, Little BigPaw was awarded by her Majesty The Queen, The Queens Award for International Trade in recognition of Outstanding Growth in Overseas Sales. Little BigPaw are one of the youngest companies to be a recipient of this award which honours companies who have shown outstanding short-term growth in their sales overseas. In 2023 Little BigPaw is one of only 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with the prestigious King’s Award. The First Class Pet Company now has the honour of receiving the King’s Award in the first year of King Charles’s reign. 

In May 2019 Little BigPaw was awarded by Made In the Midland, Highly Commended in the Export Award category.

In Sept 2019 Little BigPaw was awarded by PetQuip, Highly Commended in the Exporter of the Year category.

2022 – Now exporting to over 50 countries worldwide
Finalist in PetQuip Exporter of the Year