July 22, 2017

Pet Store in Scotland raises thousands for abused and injured animals


The Scottish SPCA thanked Pets at Home Livingston for raising £2526 for Scotland’s abused, abandoned and injured animals. Scotland’s animal welfare charity has been overwhelmed by the generous support of the public. Edinburgh Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre manager, Diane Aitchison, said: “We’re delighted to receive this generous donation. All the staff at Pets At Home Livingston have done a wonderful job raising this money, and it will make a huge difference to us here at the centre. “This type of fundraising takes a lot of organising and effort and we fully appreciate all the help given by the public…

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Derbyshire businesses merge to form new pet care haven

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Two Church Gresley pet care businesses are merging together to form one brand new top dog grooming location under a new name, Growlers. Pinfold Pet Grooming, owned by Clare Banton and Emma Nicholson’s’ Berts Paws and Claws are merging together to form the brand new umbrella. Pinfold has been open in Church Gresley for more than 10 years, offering grooming for dogs from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, while Bert’s Paws and Claws was only opened two years ago, selling a range of animal accessories and toys. The two business owners became close friends, even offering to help out in each other’s stores a couple…

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Pet store to hold free children’s workshops


Pet store to hold free children’s workshops Alnwick’s Pets at Home store. Parents are being invited to bring their children to a series of fun, free animal workshops. The sessions are being held at Alnwick’s Pets at Home store this summer. The classes will cover the needs and adventures of a whole host of pets, including guinea pigs, hamsters, degus and fish. Children can expect to find out about the fascinating world of each pet, learning about the five welfare needs – shelter; food and water; good health; appropriate company; and the right living environment – and even getting the…

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Pets at Home Worcester to hold a tennis ball amnesty

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A Worcester pet shop is holding a tennis ball amnesty this Saturday July 8, to celebrate the first weekend of Wimbledon 2017. Pets at Home Worcester is encouraging owners and their dogs to bring their old slobbery tennis balls into store to dispose of them. Customers who take part in the amnesty are being encouraged to shout the classic umpire catchphrase, “new balls please”, upon discarding their old tennis ball dog toy to receive a free, brand new one. Great Britain’s Andy Murray, who will be hoping to progress past Dustin Brown in the second round recently admitted to Pets…

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Cotswold RAW makes their debut at Countryfile Live

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This August sees rural pet food provider, Cotswold RAW make it’s eagerly anticipated debut at the grand finale of countryside get-togethers, Countryfile Live. Countryfile Live, in association with The National Trust, provides the perfect outdoor forum for wholesome outdoors activities for the entire family, healthy sustainable food debates and even some amusing anecdotes from Adam Henson and his much loved Countryfile team.   Cotswold RAW’s managing director, Mark Lewis said: “As a business that first found its feet on the county show circuit, you can imagine just how excited we are to be bringing our own brand of countryside common…

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Exhibitor stand space at AQUA Telford sold out

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With still four months to go before AQUA 2017 – the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event – all the exhibitor stands have now been sold. Visitors to the exhibition at Telford International Centre on October 18-19 can expect a busy and exciting show with over 80 companies showcasing their products and services. The exhibition halls will be packed with UK and international companies, and as well as meeting up with a long list of AQUA regulars, visitors will be greeted by a host of new faces. AQUA has established itself as a ‘must-visit’ event in the trade…

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Hull Daily Mail Prize Pets competition 2017

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Pet owners in Hull could be in with the chance of winning a share of £2,000 by entering their furry friends in the Mail’s Prize Pet 2017. The competition, sponsored by Home from Home pet care, opens on Monday to give proud pet parents the chance to send in pictures of their animal until Monday, July 17. A special supplement featuring pictures of the pets will run on August 1, giving the public a chance to vote for Hull Daily Mail’s Prize Pet. The top 50 pets with the most votes will go to an independent judging panel who will…

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Pet Pavillion opens ‘Pawsecco’ bar for dogs


London-based pet products and services brand, Pet Pavilion, is opening a ‘pawsecco’ bar, which invites Londoners to drink with their dogs. Pet Pavilion is opening its ‘Pawsecco’ bar in front of its Chelsea store in south London. Dogs will be able to enjoy a liquid concoction of elderflower, nettle, ginseng and limeflower, which has been specially created on the advice of vets. There will also be bespoke canine treats such as Woof & Brew’s ‘Bottom Sniffer’ beer, doggy gelato and gourmet canapés. Drinks for dogs will be non-alcoholic, non-carbonated and grape-free, and could actually provide health benefits for pets. The Pawsecco bar…

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Midlothian Pets at Home’s annual My Pet Pals campaign returns

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Young pet lovers are being encouraged to get in touch with their inner animal and get the creative juices flowing. Pets at Home, at Straiton Retail Park, is inviting crafty entrants to let their imaginations run wild by drawing or writing a story that illustrates what they would look like if they were an animal – with everything and anything being possible. There are no creative limits so the entries are expected to dramatically increase the existing animal kingdom. The five most creative animal alter egos from across the UK will be awarded with a bundle of pet goodies and…

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ROYAL CANIN® launches Rescue Pet of the Year campaign

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After four years of ROYAL CANIN®’s highly successful Rescue Cat of the Year campaign, 2017 sees the competition opened up to owners of rescue dogs as well. Rescue Pet of the Year 2017 is designed to build awareness for rescue centres and the cats and dogs they care for and rehome, as well as driving business into the specialist pet sector in an active example of the company’s ‘animal first’ philosophy. Owners who have rehomed a dog or cat from rescue can enter now via ROYAL CANIN®’s website, with news promoted across all social media. Entries must include a photo…

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