Yearly Archives: 2013

Not Just Pets Open Days for National Pet Month Who’s coming to Bath in May?


Open day Saturday 4th May at Not Just Pets, 8-9 St James Parade, Bath!!

Help us to celebrate National Pet Month and the theme of Your Pets and You: Companions for Life

Come and learn about all the different pets people keep, how to look after them and why they make such good companions.

11.00am –  Learning about hamsters

11.30am –  Learning about lizards

12.00pm –  Learning about dogs with behaviourist Sarah Blackbourn

12.30pm –  Learning about rabbits with a volunteer from Cotton Tails

1.00pm –    Learning about snakes

1.30pm –    Learning about guinea pigs

2.00pm –    Learning about parrots

2.30pm –    Learning about cats with a member of Bath Cats Protection

3.00pm –    Learning about spiders

3.30pm  –   Learning about rats

4.00pm –    Learning about fish

We will also have coffee provided by Starbucks! Cakes, Alice Ladkin, a local artist who specialises in pet portraits will be here, representatives from Bath Cats Protection, Hamster Rescue and Cotton Tails as well as continuing our photo competition!

And we will be Raising money for Bath Cats and Dogs home


Telephone 01225 461461 for details or Email us at [email protected]

Follow us @NotJustPets on Twitter or on  Facebook at

It’s National Pet Month and we are ready! Open Days coming soon to Bath and Frome!

Yes, it’s that time of year again and we are ready to bring you a selection of fun, family Open Days to promote National Pet Month and responsible pet ownership.

We have changed our offering slightly this year to bring you something different in each store. We have three different events, one at each of our stores for you this year!



At #Larkhall on Sat 20th April we have the following people coming:

  • Gillian Ussher, Pet Portrait artist from Perpetual Portraits – donating a fab raffle prize!!
  • Nicki Marsh, Dog and Pet Sitting
  • Caroline Woodland of GRWE with Syd the lovely greyhound – and possibly more doggies too!
  • Colin Rose, Dog Intuition
  • Bath Cats and Dogs Home
  • Michelle Addison and her bunnies – talking about her work with bunny rescue and giving information
  • Lee and John are bringing their ferrets Baby Gwin and Bonnie
  • Plus: offers on Burgess small animal food and samples, Natures Way offers and home made cakes for sale!

We want more! I hear you cry. Ok then, what about an all-singing, all-dancing full Open Day at our Frome store on Saturday 27th April?


For that we have:

  •  GRWE – Greyhound Rescue West of England coming
  • @Sharon Arnold from FromeK9 with her doggies
  • Boo the European Eagle Owl
  • Garston Vets – The Doctor is In!
  • Cats Protection – the lovely ladies from the Frome group with their table of goodies on sale
  • Natures Way – – meet Mark – special offers on dog food
  • Gillian Ussher, Pet Portrait artist from Perpetual Portraits – donating a fabulous raffle prize too!!
  • RAFFLE!! with some fabulous prizes
  • FACE Painting with Anny
  • Anny’s rats and hamsters
  • goodie bags
  • learn about animals as companions
  • animal handling
  • fancy dress

Wow! Is that enough for you? No? Well how about a series of educational talks and hands-on sessions at our Bath store on Saturday 4th May on the theme of “Your Pet as Your Companion”


We have various lovely people giving talks on:

  • Parrots (a special talk from Catherine Sellars from Pet24
  • Lizards
  • Snakes
  • Spiders (tbc)
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Rabbits
  • Rats, Hamsters and Gerbils

Plus we have

AND .. in the week up to 4th May a special “SCRUFTS” photo competition for you and your companion pet! Send in your photos now and we will post them on our Facebook page.

So – come along and join in the fun, get educated, win a prize and just learn about how our beloved pets make such great companions with our special National Pet Month open days.

You can contact us at 8-9 St James Parade Bath BA1 1UL, telephone on 01225 461461, on our website at or email us at [email protected]

You can also follow us here on Twitter or on Facebook


Red Nose Day – we did it and THANK YOU!


This is an update to our RED NOSE DAY news and a BIG THANK YOU to all our lovely customers and friends who donated on the day. We have raised £263.72 so far for Comic Relief and we still have more coming in as pledges are fulfilled and people donate online at

The customers at Frome helped keep Steph silent all day (a miracle!) and the staff at Bath helped keep our staff ‘spinning’ in the hamster ‘wheel’ and eating doggie treats.

Both shops sold lovely Red Nose Day cakes and dressed up Funny for Money. A HUGE thank you to all who supported this day and for helping to make a difference via Comic Relief.  Here’s what your cash can do :o)

You can follow us here on Facebook or @NotJustPets on Twitter; email us at [email protected] or telephone us on 01225 461461

Keep up the good work for Comic Relief everyone and THANKS again! 🙂


Not Just Pets does Red Nose Day !

Yes, it’s that funny time of year again! Well, it’s every two years, but you know what I mean? It’s Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March and all the Not Just Pets teams are doing something funny for money on that day.

Please help sponsor or support us – at Bath we are eating doggy treats (!), running in a giant hamster wheel (treadmill), and you can design a dog bowl (pick up a plate and pay £1 to enter) or win a bag of dog food – just buy a lucky ticket!

In Frome Steph is being sponsored to be quiet ALL DAY. Will she do it?? –  it will be a miracle if so – and she needs your help; the more she raises, the longer she stays silent – and the staff will thank you for that! 🙂

At both shops we have Red Nose cakes for sale and fancy dress. At Larkhall Lee will be dressed up and will also be selling cakes and taking donations.

We have Red Nose Windows in Bath and Larkhall – and the hamster ‘wheel’ will be in the Bath window all day. Please support us – pop in, donate, make a difference. Thank you!!

You can donate on our page here at

You can also follow us on Facebook (please ‘like’ us) at or on Twitter @NotJustPets or email us at [email protected] or simply pick up the dog and bone and ring us on 01225 461461.

It’s our Birthday! Open Day on Saturday 23rd February raising money for Bath Cats and Dogs Home!

 Wow! Where has that year gone? We have been in our new premises for a year now so to celebrate we thought it was time for one of our (almost) famous Open Days!

This will be at our Bath store on Saturday, 23rd February and Claverton from Bath Cats and Dogs Home will be joining us too as we will be raising funds for the Home!

Things to look forward to are:

  • A BIG Raffle – first prize of £75 pet portrait with Alice Ladkin plus many more prizes! (all proceeds to Bath Cats and Dogs Home) – get your tickets now! 
  • Face painting! 
  • Claverton from Bath Cats and Dogs Home
  • Nature’s Way, Royal Canin and Barking Heads – nutrition advice AND special offers
  • Small animal advice and offers from Supreme Pet Foods 
  • Hungry Hector himself and his treats!
  • Animal Handling
  • Animal behaviourist from 10am to 1pm
  • Free Drink and Nibbles AND a VOUCHER to spend instore  if you pick up an invitation now
  • David the Vet from Nature’s Veterinary from 1pm to 4pm 
  • Staff in Fancy Dress

… and more!


So why not join in the fun, raise funds for Bath Cats and Dogs Home AND bag yourself an offer on the day!

You can follow us on Twitter at @NotJustPets, on Facebook at on our website at or you can contact us

by email at: [email protected]

by telephone at: 01225 461461

in person at 8-9 St James Parade, Bath, BA1 1UL