A pair of bold animal lovers have been bow wowing the Cotswolds with their quirky pet retailer.
The Tetbury Pet Store opened late final 12 months and gives additive-free pet meals for cats and canines, a decide ‘n combine deal with station and a espresso lounge.
It’s owned by Amelia Black, 26 and Alastair Correya, 27, who moved to Gloucestershire from Edinburgh 9 months in the past and had been captivated by the unbiased spirit of the city’s excessive avenue.
The duo, who already ran a profitable pet meals firm supplying 400 wholesalers, determined they needed to be a part of it after different plans collapsed.
Amelia mentioned: “Transferring all the way down to the Cotswolds we had deliberate to include a pet store into our new warehouse facility to assist develop our product vary with direct buyer suggestions.
“After our warehouse possibility fell by way of, we made different preparations for this facet of the enterprise and found the store house to let.
“It was actually a leap of religion and initially our landlord did not select us as tenants. After the opposite lease fell by way of the agent contacted us once more to tell us it was ours if we needed it.
Amelia’s Dad invested and helped arrange the store and so they opened it two weeks after getting the keys.
It solely sells pet meals made with none components, together with their very own vary of canine pleasant peanut butter offered underneath their model Nuts for Pets. They arrange that enterprise in early 2019 after noticing there was a niche out there.
Amelia mentioned: “On the time we had been Amazon FBA Sellers promoting a competitor’s product that was doing effectively on-line however contained Palm Oil.
“After we launched Poochbutter, we had been the second canine pleasant peanut butter in the marketplace and thru social media, pet outlets began to succeed in out to us in a short time with orders.
“Nuts for Pets has actually snowballed from there and continues speedy progress 12 months on 12 months. We had our first investor be part of us mid final 12 months.”
Throughout their 4 years within the trade they’ve befriended many unbiased pet manufacturers and so they determined to make use of their store to assist them thrive. In addition to meals they inventory toys, bedding, collars and merchandise to assist with anxiousness.
Amelia mentioned: “Every model is rigorously researched by us earlier than touchdown on our cabinets. All are sourced from throughout the UK and if from outdoors, are chosen as a result of they’re distinctive and enjoyable.”
Amelia, beforehand an assistant supervisor at a sequence restaurant, and Alistair, who arrange his first enterprise on the age of 16, aren’t stopping there.
They plan so as to add a grooming house to the store early this 12 months and have goals of conquering the market.
Amelia mentioned: “We’re huge believers in pushing ourselves to the utmost with regards to our enterprise endeavours.
“We will see The Tetbury Pet Store increasing to new areas throughout the nation and settling itself into the posh on-line market, which we all know to be an untapped sector within the pet trade.”
For now you will discover them within the Tetbury store most days with 9 month outdated black Labrador Nairobi.
Amelia mentioned:”The store has far exceeded our expectations. We now have had a lot help from our area people and persons are delighted to have us right here.
“It is a enjoyable place to convey your four-legged pals.”