Retailer Jollyes opened its new flagship site in Wrexham last weekend with a ‘Pet Passion Show’.
Welsh actor and TV presenter Tim Vincent cut the ribbon and then compered what Jollyes claims is Britain’s first Pet Passion Show, in support of Wrexham’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid.
The event celebrated the unique bond between pets and their owners and was won by Finn, owned by Meghan Potter, who claimed the title after judges heard the one-year-old cockerpoo had blossomed after coming through an accident.
Finn was joined in the event by Freddie, a one-year-old Cocker Spaniel from Coedpoeth; Slinky, a miniature chocolate dapple dachshund from Rhostyllen; Betty, a hairless Chinese Crested pet from Brymbo; George and Ollie, a Springerpoo and Cockerpoo who can’t leave each other alone; Pickles, a pug from Pen-y-cae; Ollie a pomeranian cross bichon from Coedpoeth; and Ronnie, a 6-month-old Whippet.
Jollyes teamed up with the borough’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid as it aims to achieve the status after making it through to the final four shortlisted in the nationwide competition.
The new store, formerly a Bensons for Beds outlet, is the company’s second store in North Wales, complementing its outlet at the Flintshire Retail Park, Flint.
As well as selling a wide range of pet food and accessories, the new Wrexham store features the latest version of “The Spa”, Jollyes’ dedicated dog grooming salon.