Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre recently held an event to celebrate the re-launch of its pet and craft areas. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPet and reptile centre manager at the family-run garden centre Liz Woodward said: \u201cBoth the pet and craft areas have been extended and we wanted to hold an official re-launch in celebration.\r\n\u201cThe day was great fun and everyone who attended enjoyed the free activities. I was delighted my dog Spider was involved in the day too. She is the face of the pet department and is a bit of a VIP with our customers.\u201d\r\nRepresentatives from Greenway Falconry brought along some birds of prey and were on-site throughout the day. There were also several free activities on offer including pet handling, painting clay animals and a treasure trail for youngsters.\r\nSimon Anderson from the charity Support Dogs was in attendance with his two dogs, Miele and Olga, as were two llamas.\r\nThe Pet and Reptile Centre regularly hosts free advice sessions and was awarded \u2018Best Pets\/Aquatic Department\u2019 at the Garden Retail Awards 2011.