September 23, 2017

Pet shop provides chew toys for puppy charity

Rehoming

Just for Pets on Tallow Hill in Worcester is providing “Kong” toys to the locally-based Protection of Unwanted Puppies Society (PUPS) which, to date, “has rehomed more than 1300 puppies to loving homes”. Sheila Tremellen MBE of PUPS recently took along three pups to the pet shop, to collect their toys. She said: “At present a litter of eight German Shepherd cross puppies are being cared for and, although five have already found new owners, three of them are hoping to be chosen soon. “Just for Pets are donating some new indestructible toys, manufactured by Kong, to keep the puppies…

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Group55 appoints new marketing executive

Marketing

Group55 have recently welcomed Claire Henton to the company as their new marketing executive. Claire joins the business from a consumer healthcare background where she successfully managed the marketing activities for numerous award-winning brands and products. With an in-depth understanding of marketing as a whole & with a wealth of experience in digital media, SEO and branding Claire will support the continued development of Group55’s already established brands as well as working with the company’s private label customers helping retailers and brand owners develop their private label strategies. Stephen Turner, Group55’s Managing Director, said; “Twenty years ago marketing was easy;…

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Rutherglen shop is haven for furry and feathery friends

Rutherglen

Rabbits, hamsters, budgies and reptiles welcomed shoppers to Burnside at the weekend as a new pet shop opened its doors. Creature Comforts on Stonelaw Road is the brainchild of Ann and Graeme Wilson, who both hail from the village. The husband and wife team officially opened the business last week with an open day full of fun and furry animals. Ann said: “The shop is a bit unusual in that it sells pets and pet supplies. We have a range of pets, anything from hamsters to guinea-pigs, rabbits, budgies and reptiles. “We are currently looking to gauge the popularity of…

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First store opens on new Haverhill Retail Park

Opening

The first of four shops at the new Haverhill Retail Park is now up and running after Pets at Home opened last Friday. The Mayor of Haverhill, Cllr David Roach, was on hand to perform the ceremonial cutting of a ribbon at the new store in Ehringshausen Way. Cllr Roach, said: “We are pleased to welcome a new business to the local area, which will contribute to the new Haverhill retail park and bring more shopping options and jobs to the town.” The retail park on the former Project Office Furniture site will also house Lidl and Home Bargains, with a further…

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Pooch & Mutt Donate Over 9,000 Meals To Charity

Pooch

As part of Pooch & Mutt’s mission to help all dogs lead happy, healthy lives, the company has recently donated over 9,000 meals of their complete, grain-free food to a host of UK charities. Commenting on the generous donations, founder Guy Blaskey says; “We’re a relatively small company compared to some of the bigger brands, but we still want to give back. A lot of these charities rely solely on volunteers and donations to be able to run and function properly. Without people and companies like us offering support, they would struggle to help as many animals as they do”….

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Ex-Royal Navy Katie now steers pet professionals

navy

Aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, Katie Tovey-Grindlay helped support Harrier jet pilots as a Communications & Information Systems Specialist Back ashore, she’s redeployed her comms expertise to support entrepreneurs in the UK’s thriving £4.6bn pet sector – and also helps pet businesses overseas FIVE MILLION Twitter followers now use a fan base she’s created named #WoofWoofWednesday FROM SHIP-SHAPE TO WOOF-WOOF: Former Royal Navy Able Rating Katie Tovey-Grindlay (left) recruited her own crew of pet industry clients after re-launching her career Katie is now available for interview Aboard the Royal Navy flagship aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal,…

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Dragons Warm To Huxley’s Better-for-You Veggie Treats (PLUS Launch of Vibrant NEW Packaging)

Dragons

It’s not even a year since Huxley Hound tentatively took to the national PATS stage to promote its pioneering portfolio of ‘nutritiously dense’ organic veggie treats. A few months on and Huxley Hound has made significant strides within the realm of health conscious dog treats; no mean feat when your iconic brand ambassador is a vertically-challenged dachshund with small feet. This September Huxley Hound proudly unveils its NEW, vibrant packaging (courtesy of We Launch), hot on the heels of a fruitful cameo on Dragon’s Den, where new Dragons Jenny Campbell & Tej Levlani  warmed to Huxley’s veg-friendly pet treat vision,…

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Top ‘barks’ for puppy graduates across the UK this Puppy Awareness Week

UK

Natures Menu, the UK and Europe’s number one expert in raw, is celebrating with Puppy Awareness Week alongside partner Puppy School with puppy graduation classes across the UK. Puppy Awareness Week is a Kennel Club initiative which aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives by spreading the ‘be puppy aware’ message. To mark this week , Natures Menu has been rewarding puppy graduates with tasty nutritious treats and offering advice to puppy parents on responsible raw feeding and how to provide a complete and balanced diet as they grow into dog-hood. The groups of puppies and their…

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Pooch & Mutt donate over 9,000 meals to charity

pooch

As part of Pooch & Mutt’s mission to help all dogs lead happy, healthy lives, the company has recently donated over 9,000 meals of their complete, grain-free food to a host of UK charities. Commenting on the generous donations, founder Guy Blaskey said: “We’re a relatively small company compared to some of the bigger brands, but we still want to give back. A lot of these charities rely solely on volunteers and donations to be able to run and function properly. Without people and companies like us offering support, they would struggle to help as many animals as they do”….

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NEW NEON lead for better visibility introduced by flexi

NEON

See and be seen: That was the motivation behind the new flexi NEW NEON retractable lead. Combining a highly attractive design with additional safety features proved to be a challenging but satisfying mission. While the striking neon coloured tape gives other pedestrians a sense of security at night, when they see that the dog is on a flexi lead, the honeycombed structured reflector sheets on both sides of the casing mirror headlights from passing cars giving the lead a radiant shine in the dark. The proven short-stroke braking system – designed in bright neon – sets the standard for durability and comfort. The optional Multi Box…

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