A dog-loving couple have opened a new independent shop in Cheltenham town centre.
Be More Bob is a dog accessories shop that has recently opened on Winchcombe Street catering to both old and new dog owners.
Sharon and Gareth Glazzard have moved to Cheltenham in the last few months and opened the shop along with their border-doodle Bob, aiming to be a local “hub” for dog owners.
Sharon said: “We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of puppies in Cheltenham during lockdown.
“Lots of pups have not had the opportunities to socialise or go to puppy classes.
“So, it is great to bring them into store, so that they can meet other dogs and get used to be being in public, but in a safe space.”
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The store stocks puppy food and treats plus all the toys, beds and accessories you need to get new pup parents started.
The shop, set over two floors and based amongst the independents on Winchcombe Street, sells a “carefully chosen” selection of quality stylish brands.
With an eye on sustainability, lots of the treats are made in the UK and use bio-degradable packaging.
The shop also has a garden where you can pick up a coffee while shopping.
Gareth said: “We are proud to stock British brands and brands that care about the environment and the welfare of the ingredients used.
“We sell fish caught in Devon to grass-fed lamb and organic beef, and we aim to provide the best quality choices whilst supporting brands that are eco-conscious.
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“We also stock a big range of quality toys and accessories that you cannot find in the larger stores.”
The shop also stocks leads, collars and harnesses; hardwearing beds, bowls and toys; and nutritious, healthy food and treats.
Visitors will find leading brands including Kong, Ruffwear, and Hunter in the shop, amongst many premier brands including Mutts & Hounds, Earthbound, Sportspet, Chuck-it, Tuffy and others.
Along with dog stuff, the shop sells a range of gifts and homewares such as mugs, bowls, greetings cards and art.
In addition, Sharon and Gareth plan to engage the community by supporting dog groups, hosting events, and organising speakers and parties, all centred around enhancing dogs’ wellbeing and happiness.
Sharon added: “Our wonderful Bob has made us realise just how important it is to find trusted, long-lasting products for our dogs.
“In an exceptionally dog-friendly town like Cheltenham, we’re sure the shop will be a welcome addition for the local dog community.”