Updated 24th March 2020

Last night, Boris Johnson ordered the whole country to stay at home as he declared the fight “a national emergency”.

His words were “From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction –  you must stay at home.

Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households. We will beat the coronavirus and we will beat it together. And therefore I urge you at this moment of national emergency to stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives.”

So, I have given the matter a great deal of thought and it hasn’t been easy. I have decided that it is my duty to discourage people from coming into town, and therefore, we will close our doors at 1pm today and we will be operating on a delivery basis only, for the foreseeable future. 

I am happy to deliver throughout Ripon and it’s surrounding villages most days.

Please ring with your requirements on

01765 602242 (leave a message with your contact details and I’ll ring you back if there’s no reply)

Text me on 07921 841127 

Send me a message via Facebook 

Or email me at info@riponpets.co.uk

I will contact you, to confirm your items are in stock and when they will be delivered. I can take payment over the phone, and will leave goods in a safe place, to avoid contact. 

As I will be working alone, please be patient! I’m taking matters very seriously and don’t want to put my wonderful staff at risk, so they will be safely furloughed at home.

Only time will tell whether this will have a long term detrimental impact on the shop I love, but I know right now, I am acting responsibly and putting lives before profit at this very distressing time.

Thank you for your support.


The Pet Shop Ripon – Coronavirus Update 23rd March

We are very aware of the severity of the current situation. As a retailer, we take the health and safety of our staff and customers very seriously. In this respect, we feel we must implement the following decisions in order for us to remain open safely and responsibly for as long as we can.

  • Opening hours may be subject to change at very short notice. Please keep checking our website – www@riponpets.co.uk or our Facebook page for updates.
  • Please respect social distancing practises and keep 6 feet away from other customers and staff, while in the store. This way we can follow government guidelines and help to keep ourselves and our community safe. If you’d prefer not to come into the shop, we are happy to serve you at the door. While we love to stand and chat, we feel this isn’t the time and place to do this right now and we would be very grateful if visits were as quick as possible. We are sorry to have to say this, but things are escalating fast.
  • We offer free delivery to addresses in Ripon and surrounding villages. Goods can be paid for over the telephone, and will be left in a safe place of your choice. I will confirm the day on an individual basis.

We hope you can respect and support our decisions. We have given this a lot of thought and just want everyone to stay safe.

Contact details

Phone – 01765 602242

Email – info@riponpets.co.uk

Facebook – Thepetshopripon

Emergencies please text me on 07921 841127 and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.