Young pet owner wanted to helpopen new store

Berwick's new Pets at Home store on Prince Edward Road in Tweedmouth will open next month.

Sunday, 8th January 2017, 7:22 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 11:43 am
Pets at Home

To celebrate the launch, store colleagues are calling on local residents to nominate a caring and responsible young pet owner, to help officially open it on Friday, February 3.

With so many animal-lovers in Berwick, Pets at Home wants to recognise a young pet owner who has shown a level of responsibility way beyond their years when it comes to caring for their furry friends.

They might be taking on essential duties involved in pet care, or have formed a special bond with their pet.

Berwick’s young pet owner will be a shining example of how the five pet welfare needs – shelter, food and water, good health, appropriate company and the right living environment – are essential for keeping pets happy and healthy.

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The winner will be invited to officially open the new store and will receive £100 worth of Pets at Home vouchers. And, with their entire school class, they will be invited to participate in an exclusive workshop at the store, where they will learn about the welfare needs of different animals.

The entire group will also get to see and hold some of the resident small animals up close.

Store manager Mark Adair said: “Owning a pet is often the first responsibility many children get to enjoy. We are really looking forward hearing the great examples of responsible pet ownership from young people in the local area and celebrating the next generation of pet owners.”

The new store has not been without controversy with widespread criticism of its appearance. An art-deco building, most recently a furniture shop, was knocked down to make way for it.

To nominate a young pet owner, email petslocal@havas.com with details of why they are deserving of the title, plus their school and contact details with ‘Berwick’ in the subject before Friday, January 20.

To find out more about the store please visit - http://www.petsathome.com