We have had a great summer, with lots of lovely visitors to our little shop. Thank you to everyone who has supported us.



Christmas has started to arrive in the shop at last! We suggest – ‘buy it if you see it’!! This is not a usual Christmas – deliveries are slow, due to driver shortages and stock is reduced, due to shipping problems. Our Kong Christmas order for example, was placed at the beginning of March, and they still haven’t been able to fulfill it completely! Literally what we have, is what we have!

Cat Christmas Kong Toys The Pet Shop Ripon
Kong Christmas toys The Pet Shop Ripon

We can’t believe its almost the end of October. Autumn has arrived and the Pumpkin Trail is in full swing in Ripon. You can collect your entry form from any of the participating businesses for £1 each. There are prizes to be won, as well as a fun time to be had walking round our beautiful city spotting pumpkins!

Halloween Window at The Pet Shop Ripon
Halloween Window Display



I can’t believe it’s August already. Where does the time go?

We’ve been enjoying a lovely summer so far. The weather has been kind to us, and we’ve had lots of lovely people and their 4 legged friends popping into the shop.

We respect everyones wishes with regard to wearing or not wearing a mask while they are shopping, but have decided to continue wearing them ourselves. We will also leave the perspex screen up for the time being. We would like all our customers to feel safe while in the shop and would like to protect ourselves as much as possible too.

After speaking to the local vets, we’ve been told there are a number of cases of kennel cough in our area at the moment. With this in mind, we have removed the doggy water bowl from outside the shop for the time being. Water however, is ALWAYS available – so please just ask. We can bring you out fresh water for your dog, or refill your water bottle as required. Hopefully this will only be a temporary situation.

We thank everyone for their continued support – we really appreciate it. Continue to stay safe and enjoy the summer.

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We would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy New Year.

It has started off as a challenging one for us, with reduced footfall in town due to lockdown restrictions and thick snow! But we hope as the year progresses, things will improve for us and for all our local business.

We continue to offer free delivery to all HG4 areas, prioritising the elderly and vulnerable customers, who are unable to reach us, and hope to have our online shop up and running in the next couple of months. We did trial this before Christmas (unofficially) and it appeared to work well, but I was worried about postal delays and decided to postpone launching it properly until Spring this year. Watch this space!

Thank you for shopping local.

Pet Shop Ripon window display



Archie showing off our homemade Christmas tree

We would like to say a huge thank you, to all our customers who have supported our little business over the past year. It’s been the hardest year ever and one we hope we won’t have to repeat.

Christmas will be a very strange one for us all – I will miss my mum so much, but would prefer her to stay safe. Maybe Easter will be the new Christmas.

I wish each and everyone of you (and your precious pets), a safe and healthy Christmas and thank you again for shopping local.

The Pet Shop has been getting into the Christmas spirit and we have changed our window display, to ‘Winter Wonderland’. It’s not the easiest window to dress, having a depth of 12” maximum. (I simply don’t fit!) But with a bit of huffing and puffing, it is finally done. We hope you like it.

Christmas window display

The Pet Shop Ripon, window display

We have plenty of Christmassy dog and cat toys and treats in the shop, from stockings to sprouts – there’s lots to choose from!

A selection of Christmas toys at The Pet Shop Ripon
Christmas toys at The Pet Shop RiponSqueaky Christmas dog toysChristmas toys at the Pet Shop Ripon
We also have plenty of gorgeous beds, cat posts and coats and jumpers, if you’re thinking about treating your four legged friend. Dexter has chosen these beds!

Dexter is loving the new bedsArchie wearing his alpine fleece
Archie has not chosen this Nordic fleece, judging by his face!


We have some great new harnesses by Ancol, in stock now.

These are great for those dogs who don’t like the over the head style of harness.

New step in dog harnesses

The Ancol Step-in harness features light and breathable mesh for comfort and a reflective band to increase your dog’s visibility in low light.

The Step-In design makes it ideal for head shy dogs.

New harnesses modelled by toy dog, Ancol Mesh Harness. Step In.

To fit the harness, simply place the dogs front legs through the leg holes and close up the Velcro. Clip the buckle together for full security.

These come in red, black and navy, in various sizes.

Harnesses in stock now

Christmas is getting closer!

Here at The Pet Shop, we have a fabulous selection of Christmas toys and treats for your four legged friends 🎅🏼 🎄

Christmas dog treats at The Pet Shop Ripon

Start with the ones easiest to buy for!

Treats and toys for dogs at The Pet Shop Ripon

Prices start at £1, so there is something for everyone!

More Christmas toys for you dogs at the Pet Shop Ripon

Dog Christmas toys at The Pet Shop Ripon

Christmas treats for your dogs at The Pet Shop Ripon

This is just a selection of what we have to offer. We small be small, but we are well and truly packed (you literally can’t move!!)

We have a great range of dog beds upstairs in our little pet shop.

Dexter particularly enjoys testing them out in the mornings. He’s our chief quality control woofficer!

Dexter making himself comfortable on the cushions at The Pet Shop Ripon

In fact a whole pile of them makes life even more comfy!

Do pop in and see our great selection!


Information about our Raffle for charities

We have a raffle running at the moment, with some really lovely prizes. These have kindly been donated by some of our fabulous suppliers.

Poster showing raffle prizes

Tickets are £1 each and all proceeds will be split between 2 local charities.

SYD – Saving Yorkshire’s Dogs

and HAPPY – Hedgehog Appreciation Prickly Pals Yorkshire.

The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 13th May at Bedale Dogfest organised by SYD.

Prizes will need to be collected from either Bedale Dogfest, or from

The Pet Shop, 13 Old Market Place, Ripon HG4 1EQ


Many thanks to the following suppliers who have kindly donated products for our raffle.

FrontlineUK, BurnsPetNutrition, Hills,  Forthglade, PlaqueOff