New Pets at Home shop in Berwick is officially opened

The controversial new Pets at Home store in Tweedmouth had its grand opening on Friday.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 6th February 2017, 3:31 pm
Updated Monday, 6th February 2017, 3:35 pm
Councillor Isabel Hunter with Allison Cain, Yvonne Dunse, Stacey Douglas and Stephanie Southern at the opening of the Pets at Home store in Berwick
Picture by Jane Coltman
Councillor Isabel Hunter with Allison Cain, Yvonne Dunse, Stacey Douglas and Stephanie Southern at the opening of the Pets at Home store in Berwick Picture by Jane Coltman

Pupils from Scremerston First School were joined by Cllr Isabel Hunter to open the new store.

Mark Adair, store manager, said: “What a fantastic start! Our opening weekend went even better than we had hoped and it was great to welcome Cllr Isabel Hunter and show her the new amenities that we have on offer at the store.

“Our new store features thousands of dedicated pet products for not only local dogs and cats but small animals, fish and local wildlife too. We have also created 12 jobs for the community across a range of full time and part time positions.”

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The appearance of the store on the corner of Prince Edward Road and Ord Drive has received widespread public criticism.

Pets at Home say all colleagues at the new store receive extensive training on pet care and pet knowledge which is endorsed by City & Guilds.

It is home to an Adoption Centre, run by independent charity, Support Adoption For Pets, where pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals are cared for until a new loving home can be found. The 8,000 ft. store also features a pet village and an aquatics centre.

The new store includes a Groom Room which provides a wide range of grooming options.