A new independent pet shop specialising in natural products has opened in Haywards Heath.
Paws on Track is the brainchild of experienced dog trainer Jacqui Wingfield, who believes natural food and treats will help ensure the welfare of her customers’ pets.
“I have gone all natural for several reasons,” said Jacqui. “It is closest to what pets would have eaten before we domesticated them, it is healthier for them, it increases their immune system, improves their digestion, gives healthier skin and coats, improves dental health and is basically all round just better for them.”
Paws on Track is located at The Orchards in Haywards Heath and will be Jacqui’s first bricks-and-mortar shop. Her previous experience with pets has been as a dog trainer and has run schools for several years.
“I will have to put the training on hold for the time being while I establish the shop as I cannot dedicate the time I would like to it,” added Jacqui. “But once the shop is running smoothly I want to continue training as well.
“Paws on Track is a family-business and I will be the only full time member of staff but will be helped part time by my eldest son who trained in animal management at Merrist Wood College, Guildford. My husband will also help with our deliveries.”
As well as selling natural dog food and treats, Paws on Track will stock accessories, including toys, collars, leads, harnesses and beds, and will cater for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters as well as dogs.
The shop opens on Tuesday (February 1) and Jacqui said it won't be a grand opening but with some special offers on the day.