The Dog House opening in Beverley with webcams to watch pets getting treatments
A dog grooming salon which offers owners the opportunity to view their pets over a webcam is opening in Beverley.
The Dog House is opening its second branch on Friday, having been based in Anlaby since 2010.
The centre offers a range of services for pups, including wash and blow dries, facials and nail trimming.
And its use of webcams, which allows customers to drop their pets off for a scrub and then keep an eye on the process from home, has captured the imagination of owners.
And Antonia, who is employing two members of staff at the salon, said she was delighted to have moved into the town.
“I’ve always liked Beverley, and I know the Westwood is just inundated with dog walkers,” she said.
“I go up there myself a lot and it’s a lovely spot. The people here are so friendly and the town’s got everything. It’s just a great place to live and hopefully to do business.
“Since I’ve got my keys, people have been popping into the shop and saying ‘hi’ and asking when we’ll be open.”
Owner Antonia Edwards said: “The service is called YouStream, and we give people the log-in details so they can go home and watch it over the webcam.
“It’s really cool, I don’t know of anywhere else that has it to be honest. Obviously some customers go off and do other things, but for some with kids who are off school it’s nice for them to watch it from home.
“We started doing it in Anlaby and it’s gone down really well.”
The pet boutique is opening with a champagne and nibbles party on March 17 at its premises in Landress Lane, in the hope of attracting potential clients.