Pets at Home has partnered with Tesco to open a new store within the supermarket chain’s Durham branch.
The store officially opened on 11 November at Tesco Extra on Durham’s Dragonville Industrial Estate. It includes a pet pharmacy which will provide a large range of health care products including supplements, first aid, dental care and flea and worms treatments.
Store manager Jill Allen has been with Pets at Home for over two years, having previously worked at the Alnwick branch.
Jill said: “Our new store features thousands of dedicated pet products for not only local dogs and cats but small animals, fish and local wildlife too.” All colleagues at the new store receive training on pet care and pet knowledge which is endorsed by City & Guilds.
Lisa and Thomas Dixon from Dogs for Good and their dog, Vito, officially opened the store. Family activities such as face painting and a balloon modeller were used to attract customers to the launch.
As yet, Pets at Home has not revealed whether further stores will be opened within supermarkets across the UK. Pet Gazette has approached Pets at Home for comment.