Strictly no cats allowed

A unique breed of dog store has opened in Wilmslow that is sure to get local tails wagging.



Barkers, a brand new shop exclusively for dogs, now occupies the former Blockbusters store on Alderley Road and is a must-visit shopping destination for dogs and their owners.


The shop is an all-round sensory sensation for local canines and is managed by Claire Phillips, who has seven years’ experience working with dogs. She said: “The store has been designed exclusively for dogs. Everyone involved in the creation of Barkers are dog lovers, and this is reflected in everything from the way the shop looks and feels, to the products we sell and the services we provide.”


Barkers sells a wide spectrum of dog food, doggie accessories such as designer leather leashes, collars made from recycled materials and British-made bandanas. It is widely known that dogs spend at least a third of their lives asleep so Barkers is the first store to offer its very own made-to-order bedding service for dogs, alongside new ranges such as rattan beds with coordinating cushions and luxurious cosy snuggle snacks.


Finally, Barkers features a top-of-the-range 360 degree glass grooming spa, offering a variety of services such as trimming, nail clipping and treatments such as Reiki. Organic, holistic and natural shampoos, conditioners and scented spritzers help make sure that Wilmslow’s dogs will look good and feel great.


Claire added: “Barkers isn’t just a great store for dogs, we want it to become a real hub for the dog-owning community. Whether that’s just owners dropping by for a chat while their pet has a sniff around the store, or seeking more thorough advice on things like health, food, behaviour, hopefully they’ll feel Barkers is an all-round dream destination for their dogs.”


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