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Cornwall LivingIssue #Spring 2018

Re-tail therapy

Catering to all pets but specialising in dogs; introducing Jackie and Sharon, owners of Pooches Pet Store, Newquay.

After moving to Cornwall from Bournemouth, where they owned a very successful dog training and grooming business, Sharon and Jackie opened Pooches Pet Store opposite the post office in Newquay in 2015. Sharon is a qualified trainer and continues to run one-to-one sessions in Newquay, while Jackie is a qualified groomer, having just opened a new grooming salon. Between them, they have four dogs of their own and like nothing more than walking on the beaches of Newquay and the surrounding areas, loving the fact that almost everywhere is dog friendly!

They have integrated themselves into the local community, getting involved with local dog charities and attending a number of dog shows as both stall holders and judges!”

They have integrated themselves into the local community, getting involved with local dog charities and attending a number of dog shows as both stall holders and judges! They also support locally made pet products, including the Cornish-made Dicky Bag – a Cornish entrepreneur’s answer to poop bags – and the Handy Halter, a training lead that’s handmade
in Launceston.

Pooches Pet Store, while small, prides itself on stocking high-quality products at very competitive prices. Among others, it stocks Ezydog, Julius K9 harnesses and Dexil colour-coded safety products. In fact, the shop caters for all pets, however as you might expect, dogs are definitely a specialty. They’re always happy to give advice on anything dog related, particularly with regards to grooming and training. They also know a lot about food, and will spend a lot of time helping people decide on the best way to feed their dog. As they explain, “a lot of health and behavioural issues are caused by inappropriate feeding.” The Pooches team firmly believes in natural feeding, stocking raw food, a variety of good-quality dry and wet foods, as well as a wide selection of natural treats, including rawhide-free and wheat/gluten free.

"They have integrated themselves into the local community, getting involved with local dog charities and attending a number of dog shows as both stall holders and judges!"