We are now stocking Anco Pate for dogs and its proving very popular. You can dice, slice, spread, stuff and form it, which means it has a multitude of uses! My rescue girl Sparrow loves it! It can be cubed for training treats, stuffed into Kongs, spread onto LickiMats and even grated and added to kibble!

It has added Chia and Herbs for strength, endurance, digestion and immune system and is also naturally rich in Omega 3 and vitamins and minerals.

Why not try some soon!

Picture of Anco pates
Anco Pate
Anco pate after having been grated
Great for grating!
Pictures of Anco Pate and Sparrow with a Lickimat covered with Anco Pate.
Sparrow enjoying her LickiMat with Anco Pate

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.

Fountains Abbey

We were warned a ‘Beast’ was on its way. The thing was, Archie and I didn’t have a clue what they meant by the Beast. We were just worried this Beast would try and steal our treats! Happily, the Beast didn’t steal our treats, even better – it brought us snow (from the East!)

Archie and Dexter spaniels enjoying the snow

We were more than happy to have snow again. Archie and I LOVE the snow. It has different smells and there’s nothing better than sticking your nose deep into the snow for a good old sniff!

Dexter cocker spaniel enjoying the snow

That is also when you end up looking like you’ve had a lovely snow face mask!

Archie cocker spaniel with a face full of snow

The snow also gives us the zoomies. We get terribly excited and run riot in the field. Even I have a good old run!

The weather was very, very cold and Mum insisted we wear our coats. I mean why?? We are both tough Spaniels with our own fur coats – why did we need another coat? However, being the good little boys we are, we gracefully wore our coats for walkies in the snow!

Archie cocker spaniel enjoying the snow

I have to say our coats were rather toasty when we were working in the shop. The shop is very, very cold – just like the snow! We stayed warm in our bed snuggled up to each other, coats on, next to the radiator. Mum said she wished she could have joined us!

Dexter cocker spaniel wearing his coat in the snow

Five days on, and the snow is now melting. Could Spring finally be on its way? We hope so!


As you know, we love going for walkies and today was no exception. The sun was shining and it was very hot. Clever mum decided to take us through the fields of oil seed rape, where there was plenty of shade!

Dexter cocker spaniel walking in the oil seed rape crops

We had so much fun. Archie led us through lots of special passageways, obviously made just for us! As mum couldn’t fit between the gaps, she just had to stand and watch! (Apparently her diet has now begun, so perhaps she’ll be running up and down with us in a few weeks, haha!)

Archie cocker spaniel, The Pet Shop Ripon

All that running around made us rather warm. Thank goodness good old mum had brought some water for us! We did wonder if there was food hidden in her rucksack too, but alas not appeared. Such a shame!

Dexter cocker spaniel, the Pet Shop ripon

These are our favourite kind of days. Sun, walks, drinks, rest, food, more food, more walks…. Of course the addition of food today, would have made our outing even better (not that we are food oriented at all!!)

Archie cocker spaniel, the Pet Shop Ripon

We’ve heard on the grapevine, mum is off work over the Bank Holiday weekend. How exciting!  We are keeping our paws crossed for nice weather ☀️ which will hopefully mean more nice walks. Watch this space!