Middlesbrough pet shop and groomers brought to market

A North Ormesby pet shop and dog groomers has been brought to market for £93,995, according to Teesside Live.

Sweeney Dog opened in 2012 and has since built up a customer base of 2,500 regular customers. The store sells supplies, small animals and aquatics.

The business is owned by Terry Short and Ashley Waters, who are selling the business after deciding to move abroad. 

Short told Teesside Live: “We’ve built a family business with massive growth potential. We are looking to emigrate to France in the longer term.

“The business makes good money, it’s a fantastic opportunity for somebody to come in and do really well. We’ve run it at a third of its capacity, purely to pay the bills. It makes a good profit but could make treble what it currently does.”

He added: “The dog grooming drives the sales, the average customers spends £140 a year. We also have a five-star rating, one of the few North East pet shops to have that accolade.

“From the beginning, we said we would do everything to the best standard we possibly could because we wanted our business to stand out.”

Agent Hilton Smythe said: “Our clients have focused on offering a holistic and hypoallergenic approach to everything they selling, offering the best food, accessories and treats.

“The dog grooming saw instant success with more demand than the current team can handle.”

It added: “They also offered a pick up service though COVID which proved very popular, especially with those clients who struggle to travel.”

“Our clients are also willing to offer an agreed business handover to ensure the smooth transition of all areas of the business.”

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