Not Just Pets does gifts – a tempting taster.Oh – and Christmas!

Exciting times! We have just taken in a selection of gifts which should appeal to our reptile customers, but also to children and adults alike. There are gorgeous little glass reptiles, magnets, key rings and soon we shall be getting some jewellery in too! Plus some gorgeous plush soft toy snakes and other reptiles for children (young and old). And how about these fun ‘fridge’ magnets – very realistic, in their own ‘cricket box’ – great for practical joke gifts. Choose from Cricket, Mantis, Red Poison Dart Frog or Green Tree Frog.


Not only that we have just found a fabulous seamstress who specialises in making small animal hammocks and hides, but also a fantastic range of leads, collars and harnesses. We have placed an order and these fabulous items will be with us very soon. We are still selling some of the Rattmas range too – while stocks last – but our Rattmas maker is taking a break soon, and we are delighted to find this new supplier, unique to Not Just Pets.

We will keep you updated as the stock comes in and post up more pictures as we go. These will also be on our Facebook site – so why not pop over to Facebook and “like” us too.

All our Christmas stock is now instore, including advent calendars, cat and dog stockings, small animal stockings, toys and treats galore and even our own goodie bags, lovingly put together by our own staff for something a bit different. We have high quality beds at 15% off throughout the month and a good range of new fish tanks and reptile houses. So why not pop in and browse – you’ll be welcome. We haven’t put much of the Christmas on the website as it sells so quickly instore – but do ask if you have any questions.

For all our customers who are on the O2 network, we have signed up to Priority Moments and are giving offers throughout November and December under this scheme. Our current offer is £5 off a £35 single spend in all three stores on any accessories and treats. To redeem your Priority Moment, text ‘Moments’ to 2020.


And finally, I couldn’t go without posting two pictures of these cute frogs who arrived in our Bath shop this week. Aren’t they cute? But if you don’t fancy the real thing, how about a glass one? Or two?

Remember you can ask us questions via our website, or via our Facebook and Twitter pages – or simply email us at [email protected] or call on 01225 461461.


Tricks or Treats and Fireworks! Plus, Dog Ice Cream “as seen on TV”


I refuse to use the “C” word just yet, although we have already taken in our orders of “C” products – but we won’t be displaying them until the end of the month. If anyone wants to stock up early, then you only have to ask! We do have some fabulous dog and cat treat gift bags which we have made up ourselves and they look lovely, are great value and can be given as presents at any time, but especially at Christmas. We are happy to make up bespoke bags too.

Meanwhile, Hallowe’en is almost upon us and we have dressed one of our windows with the theme of Trick or Treat – and by this, we mean what items can you buy to help teach your pet new tricks and what treats can you give as a reward for learning? We have clickers and puzzles and lots of ideas for new tricks you can teach your doggie, plus a huge selection of treats, including the fabulous Hungry Hector and Lily’s Kitchen treats – and the fabulous new venison treats from Billy & Margot.

Speaking of Billy & Margot – did you see Marie on Dragons’ Den last Sunday? Marie managed to get the backing of Deborah Meaden for her wonderful dog iced treats. We sell these dog ice creams and the venison treats and they are wonderful – nutritious, healthy and dogs love them! Here’s a link to a video of our Luna eating her Billy & Margot Strawberry and Apple iced treat 🙂

You might have seen that our other window is all about Fireworks Night.  Some dogs and cats and other small animals get very stressed at this time of year with fireworks and other loud noises with parties and celebrations. Animals also get stressed at times of change, with loud weather, moving house, introducing new animals or people to the home or a new environment. There are many products on the market to help animals with their stress and we sell a range of them, from Thundercoats to herbal remedies, sprays and room diffusers.

Here is a checklist of top tips for cats and for dogs on fireworks night which we hope you find useful:


So, have a fun Hallowe’en and a safe Fireworks night – and remember you can ask us questions via our website, or via our Facebook and Twitter pages – simply email us at [email protected]

Not Just Pets – in Bath, Larkhall and Frome


Not Just Pets News! The Summer and more..

Well we have had a busy summer here at Not Just Pets with lots going on – I can’t believe it is four months since we updated this blog.


Sadly, early on in the summer we lost Ron Bond, our dear ‘Fish Man’ at our Frome shop to cancer. Ron was dearly loved by staff and customers and held a dear place in all our hearts. He had a unique ability to make people laugh and to make them feel special. You can find out a bit more about Ron here and read our eulogy to him, which was published in the Pet Business World:


So, the busy summer included the Olympics and the Jubilee and we had some glorious sunny days and wonderful events throughout. Our staff all got into the spirit of things and dressed the windows and even themselves to celebrate. We even had our own royal visitor!


We have lots of lovely new products and ranges instore, including the fabulous new PAWZ natural rubber dog boots – the world’s only disposable and reusable, waterproof dog boots! We have all sizes in stock to fit any dog so why not give them a go – we would love your feedback.



Another great new product we have added is Nature’s Way dry dog food, which is a new, hypoallergenic, wheat- and gluten-free diet which is rich in meat, Omega 3 & 6 oils, prebiotics and joint aid supplements. We have Puppy, Chicken & Rice, Fish & Potato, Lamb & Rice and Mature/Light. If you care about your dog’s diet AND your pocket – you will love this new range of food, made by people who are passionate about dog nutrition, in the West Country. All the goodness of nature in one crunch!



At our Bath store we are holding various educational events, including an instore day on Tuesday. We have a Bunny Hunt for the children, Name the Bunny competition, quizzes, goodie bags, samples and leaflets to give out. All our staff are friendly and knowledgeable and are happy to advise on all things rabbit – so come on in and have a chat about your bunny. We would love to see your pictures too – and we will make up a bunny photo gallery.


Get involved with Rabbit Awareness Week here.

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Not Just Pets does National Pet Month – Three Fabulous Open Days in Bath and Frome ! Your Pets and You – a Winning Team

It came upon us so quickly and it has already gone! National Pet Month – what a great month – we had lots of fun with our Open Days and raised funds and awareness for some of our favourite animal charities. The theme was “Your Pets and You – a Winning Team” and I think we were able to demonstrate this is in so many ways, from learning to grooming to fun!



In Bath we had two open days, one at our Larkhall store and one at our bright new store in St James Parade in Bath. Our nominated charity was Bath Cats and Dogs Home and we managed to raise a grand total of £535.90 from our open days in raffle tickets and facepainting and cakes and Bath Cats and Dogs Home also took donations in their buckets on the day. We shall be handing over the cheque to them soon -watch this space for piccies.

There were lots of “winning teams” on show – from Lee and his ferrets, to all the children who talked about their pets during the handling sessions, to grooming advice, nutrition discussions, training and behaviour ideas and some simple ideas for just having fun with your pet.

Our thanks go to all who donated, worked, dressed up, supported, supplied a prize or simply came along on the day. Special thanks to Hungry Hector, Royal Canin, Amanda from ALF, Alice Ladkin (who donated a very special £75 voucher for our raffle for a pet portrait). Alice’s portraits are beautiful and the winner of that voucher is a delighted customer. Thanks too to those who dressed as Claverton, from Bath Cats and Dogs Home and for the costume – Claverton was a big hit.


In Frome we had a hugely successful day, partnered by Royal Canin and Greyhound Rescue West of England and Frome Cats Protection. Steph brought Boo, her European Eagle Owl and we had bunnies, ferrets, rats and hamsters all meeting the public on the day. The cakes were once again delicious (thank you Doreen, especially) and we had help and advice from Kathverena Groomers and Animal Healing and Donna the Dog Listener. Andrew Rowley from Woodborough Kennels brough Tia and Boston and showed us all what we can do  with our doggies with a little work. We raised £133.79 for each charity and the GRWE also took £179 on the day and the Cats Protection ladies took £252 on their table. So all in all, £698.58 raised on the day (amazing work!) and two homes also found for Greyhounds. Fabulous!

 We also had our colouring competition, won by 3-year old Olivia – she loved her big fluffy doggie prize – and our photo competition won by Stuart Peard and his gorgeous doggies Nanuq and Lilka.

We cannot thank our suppliers and supporters enough for the donations of prizes and for attending on the day or sending colouring sheets or baking.. We appreciate all the help we are given to make this month a successful one.

Our aim was to show how you and your pets are a winning team and to promote responsible pet ownership and raise awareness and funds for local charities. I think everyone did a pretty good job! Thankyou!

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National Pet Month is here! Find out about our fabulous Open Days at all three stores!


This year’s National Pet Month theme is “Your Pets and You: A Winning Team” and we shall be holding three special Open Days at our Bath and Frome stores to celebrate with National Pet Month and help to promote responsible pet ownership too.


On Saturday April 14th, from 10 am to 4pm  we have our first Open Day for National Pet Month at ourLarkhall store – and our special guest will be Howard Grove, Bath’s very own Dog Whisperer.

So – book in early to ask him some behavioural questions and bring your doggie along to meet him. On the day we shall have:

– a RAFFLE with fab prizes and proceeds going to Bath Cats an Dogs Home

– rat and ferret races from midday!

–  The DOCTOR is in – in the afternoon we have Murray from Ashman Jones Veterinary Clinic joining us giving advice on all things pet

– Homemade cakes for sale!

– Face painting

– Animal handling (including Lee’s own lovely ferrets and Anny’s rats and hamsters)

– Colouring competition

– Royal Canin with expert nutrition advice, freebies and vouchers!

Come along and join in the fun!

On Saturday April 21st we will be holding a similar Open Day at our Frome shop – and this time you can meet Boo, our European Eagle Owl plus lots more lovely animals to see and handle. The Cats Protection ladies will be there with their wonderful stall and we will also have doggies from Greyhound Rescue West of England with us – plus nutrition experts on hand to help with your dog and cat dietary questions. Kathverena Groomers will be doing pet claw clipping – £1 a paw and Donna the Dog Listener will be with us too! There will be DOG ICE CREAM, face painting, a raffle, competitions, cakes and all the staff will be dressed as animals. There will be offers and freebies on the day – so why not pop along and enjoy the fun?


On Saturday April 28th  there will be lots of fun for all the family in our Bath store including: face painting, animal and reptile handling,  a HUGE raffle in aid of Bath Cats and Dogs Home with some fabulous prizes including a £75 voucher for a pet portrait from Alice Ladkin AND Claverton the mascot dog attending,  a Hungry Hector stall plus Hector himself, homemade cakes for sale, DOG ICED TREATS on offer, a special promotion on frozen dog food, nutrition experts on hand from Royal Canin, grooming offers and advice, colouring competitions, ‘guess the neons in the tank’ competition, a dog training display and more. The staff will be dressed as their favourite animals – but you don’t have to (unless you want to!) Come along, enjoy the fun, meet lots of fabulous animals and find out all you need to know to keep your pet happy and healthy so that YOU make a winning team.

If you haven’t been in already this will be a chance to pop in and see our bright new Bath store – pictured above – with new small animals, new food and accessory ranges and a lovely new reptile room.

All the details will be on the National Pet Month site at and also on and on The (local radio) plus we will keep you updated via our Facebook and Twitter pages – so why not follow us to find out all our latest news? We will be posting a photo competition during National Pet Month on our Facebook page at

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You can also email us at [email protected] or telephone on 01225 461461/461478