In This Issue
New boss appointed by Pets at Home on basic £580k salary
Pet food supplier hits back at ‘jury still out’ claims
Change at the top for leading pet company
Welsh entrepreneur wins ‘Made in the UK’ award
Contest to get more dogs’ faces on billboards
PetQuip to host first-ever British Pavilion at Superzoo
Pet food firm brings 'hope' to coral reef restoration
Vital supports independent pet trade with catalogue revamp
Dog charity offers fundraising Valentine's gift boxes
Get your own copy of Pet Trade Xtra
Grove Pet Foods bought by Cranswick
Defra reviews guidance on animal activity licensing
Pet Industry Federation hails EU Export Webinar success
Man fined for pet store theft
Su-Bridge releases natural treats range
Sleeping out to raise money for Street Paws charity
Successful trial calls for more cat owner volunteers
The best of last week's Pet Trade Xtra
New ‘all natural’ pet shop to open next week
PATS and Pedigree Wholesale set to celebrate in style
Surge in abandoned ‘pandemic pets’ predicted
UK firm set to become biggest dog services operation

Find out how Pet Trade Xtra can help to promote your business and products.



New ‘all natural’ pet shop to open next week


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.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn