VIP dog Bullseye opens new Pets at Home store in Wisbech
A DOG has opened the new Pets at Home store in Wisbech today, after being chosen as the VIP earlier this week.
Bullseye, a French bulldog, and owner Maddy Purvis, nine, from Walpole Highway, joined the Wisbech Mayor Nick Meekins, his wife Sara, and store mascot Robbie the dog, for the opening ceremony, which had songs from Elms Road Primary School pupils.
Store Manager, Dominic Baker said: “I’m delighted to be opening our new store in Wisbech. We are passionate about pets and that is evident to everyone who visits a Pets at Home store.
“We will provide plenty of advice and ideas for customers and we welcome pets of all shapes and sizes.”
There will be a Pet Adoption Centre at the new store, where pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals will be looked after until they find a new home.
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A dedicated team in the reptile centre will be able to give advice to owners of Bearded Dragons and Leopards Geckos. There will also be an aquatic centre with cold water and tropical fish, as well as a wide range of accessories for fish keepers of all levels.
Pets at Home are celebrating their first weekend with free entertainment for children, providing face painting and balloon modelling, and they are offering a 10% discount to all customers over November 6-7.
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Families can see Picnic Time at 4pm on weekdays and 2.30pm at the pet village, home to rabbits, guinea pigs and other furry creatures like hamsters, gerbils, rats, and odd pets like degus and chinchillas.
Bullseye was chosen ahead of other dogs, cats and rodents nominated to be VIP at the ceremony, after Maddy, who goes to Walpole Highway Primary School, wrote a poem with her mother Donna on why he should open the new store saying:
“My big bat ears, my wide set eyes,
And wrinkly squashed up nose,
Might not be the obvious choice,
To strike a pretty pose,
But if its fun you want,
I’m up there with the best,
I’d love to open Pets at home,
And be your doggy guest!”
Maddy was given �150 in vouchers to spend in store on Bullseye after winning the competition.