Pets at Home reopens South Shields branch after revamp

A South Tyneside pet store has undergone a revamp to improve the experience for its customers '“ including those of the four-legged variety.

Thursday, 18th February 2016, 1:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2016, 1:10 pm
Mayor Richard Porthouse and mayoress Patricia Porthouse with the team at the Pets At Home store in South Shields. Picture Jane Coltman

Pets at Home in Station Road, South Shields, now has a new-look store after undergoing a transformation.

As well as additional shelving on the lower floor, it has now opened up a second floor, where Vets 4 Pets will set up home next month.

The store, which opened its doors three years ago, has also introduced a grooming room for dogs.

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Deputy manager, Michael Gormley, said: “We have stayed open throughout the works and we are really pleased with the new layout.

“Since we opened three years ago, business has been great, which I think has led to the company expanding with the new services.

“Vets 4 Pets will open up on March 18, while our dog-grooming service is up and running now.

“We are in the process of training up a cat groomer so we can offer the same level of service to our feline friends.  

“We are all really pleased with the changes and it’s going to be great for our customers,as well as their pets, as we will be able to offer them an all-in-one experience.”

The launch of the new-look store was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse and his wife Patricia.

Coun Porthouse, said: “It was a pleasure to be asked to the re-launch of this store.

“I’ve been very impressed by the store’s new look and the range of goods for all different kinds of pets.

“I wish them good luck for the future.”

Pets at Home is open between 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am until 6pm on Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on a Sunday.

The groom room is open between 10am and 7pm Monday to Friday, 10am until 6pm on Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday.

To make an appointment ,call into Pets at Home or call 454 8449.