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Expanding store celebrates first year’s trading
8th June 2018

By Karen Pickwick



Award-winning Northumberland retailer My Pet HQ is celebrating its first year in business to coincide with Morpeth Fair Day on Sunday (June 10).

Speaking about My Pet HQ’s vision, Caroline Coppen, one of the founders said: “Since we first launched the business, we’ve been very much focused on how to educate pet owners to make choices that will allow their pets to lead healthier and happier lives. We offer a huge range of natural products, environmentally friendly ones, but really it’s always been about community. When people come into the Morpeth store, they don’t just love our huge range of products, they love feeling that they’re part of something.”

WELL LOVED

Having collected multiple local business awards over the past 12 months, the store has proved itself well loved by the locals.

Ken Brown, chairman of Morpeth Chamber of Trade, said: “The team at My Pet HQ are very hard working, not just in their store but also in the community. They set a great example for traders in the town. Not only do they have a great range of products and provide excellent customer service but they get involved in, and lead on, many projects that help make this town a great place to work, shop and live. They are a very welcome addition to the town.”

Since the store opened its doors back in June 2017, My Pet HQ has pushed the boundaries of a traditional pet store, offering customers a range of social events, parties, workshops and training courses within the store itself. The store’s latest offering includes an in-house grooming salon, offering a range of natural grooming treatments.

ANIMAL FRIENDLY

Now My Pet HQ is looking to further expand their services with the opening soon of My Pet Café, which will offer customers an animal-friendly meeting place to catch up with friends and family outside of My Pet HQ’s social events.

To celebrate their first year in business, the team at My Pet HQ looked to Morpeth Fair Day to plan a special celebration, with Doodle Bugs Crafts and Ceramics offering face painting, and a showcase from Herbal Dog Co. With a range of activities taking place across the store, the team welcomed Morpeth locals and people visiting the town to pop in and join the fun.

Diane Coppen said: “It was really important for us to make Morpeth Fair Day a big part of our first birthday celebration since it was actually on Fair Day 2017 that we first opened our doors to the public. This year we’re sponsored the second Annual Fun Dog Show, which will be raising money for Wag and Company. It’s a charity that has been close to our hearts for a long time and we do already offer space for the charity to undertake assessments, as well as offering members 10% off instore purchases and grooming.”