Welcome to Chiswick Pets!
Chiswick Pets has been your Friendly, Local Pet Shop in Chiswick for over 20 years. We have since expanded to offer a Holiday Boarding Service for small animals and reptiles, home visits for cats, and in May 2013, we have launched a new Grooming Service!
We are currently looking for another groomer to join us in our lovely little salon - please drop in your CV or call us for more details
Chiswick Pets Recent News:
Though the Easter Bunny was running a little late this year, our ever-popular Easter Eggs for Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Hamsters and other small furries have arrived!
'Hop' in and grab one for your furry friend - don't hang about though, we sell out every year! Remember, human chocolate is poisonous to pets, so these pet-safe Carob eggs are a great way for everyone to enjoy some Easter Treats!
Echoes of Christmas Past
This years Christmas window has been unveiled! Containing hints back to the last four year's Christmas Windows (can you spot them?) and featuring a roaring log fire and a working train set! Stop by to see it in all its glory...
Don't miss out on Christmas gifts for your pets - everything is selling fast, and we're already out of one type of advent calendars - be quick before it's all gone!
We've got some great new products in this month, like "Hear Doggy" ultrasonic toys - let your dog enjoy that annoying squeaking noise, but at a frequency humans can't hear. We've also got new liquid 'lick treats' in a handy pocket-sized dispenser. And not forgetting our Feline Friends, Dreamies Cat Treats, in 7 flavours, are currently 3 for 2!
Fishkeepers often find it gets difficult to get hold of live plants for their aquariums over the winter- we are now stocking potted aquarium plants in addition to our usual cut bunches
The winner of our Womble Window Competiton has been drawn! Out of only four totally correct entries,Alexander Goodbody was drawn as the winner of all the Wombles goodies!
For those of you that have been pondering the 4 questions (we know you're out there as we've been listening to you 'educating' your children about Wombles!) the answers were;
B: Kylie Minogue is 46 this year- same age as the Wombles.
C: Wellington is the missing Womble.
B: The Times is Great Uncle Bulgarias newspaper of choice.
D: Aldernay is the Womble named after a Channel Island.
Leaps & Bounds Treats -
Succulent pieces or fillets of real duck, chicken, salmon, chicken liver and duck liver meat in fillets or pieces. Available for Cats and Dogs, shrink wrapped to seal in the freshness. Great as training treats, or in treat ball dispensers.
Cakes for Canines -
Dogs can now enjoy their very own cake on their Birthday - a giant cake-shaped iced biscuit with Happy Birthday on the top!
Lily's Kitchen Cat Food -
Lily's have improved their dry kibble for cats, meaning it is now a complete food on it's own - available in both chicken and fish, and now in stock!
12kg Hills Science Plan just £36.99 - Hills are repeating their popular special offer - marked bags of medium and large breed kibble at this special price while stocks last!
Tombola stall for dogs!
We're gearing up for the Devonshire Road Street Party on September 13th with a dog tombola. Yes, all the prizes will be either for our canine customers or dog related items for their owners- treats, toys, shampoos, chews, books etc and throughout August we will be displaying the prizes in our window as they arrive from our very generous trade suppliers, so that you can see in advance what 'delights' we have to offer.
Thus far we have recieved boxes of goodies from 'Rosewood Pet Products' and 'Vital Wholesale' and many others including Lilys Kitchen, Beaphar and Barking Heads have all agreed to supply something nice. Many thanks to them all. All proceeds from the stall will be going to dog welfare charities to help the 'not so fortunate' canines find new loving homes.
Feed the Birds!
Our Feathered Friends are hard at work this time of year raising their chicks, so why not help them out and encourage them to visit, with new seed and peanut feeders from CJ Wildbird. Made from sturdy squirrel and parakeet-proof materials and avialable in two sizes, they also have an unique unclipping mechanism which means they can be cleaned out and reassambled in seconds. This means damp and mouldy foods can be removed quickly and easily, helping to prevent illness.
Are you Womble-Wise?
Our window display of Wombles has been attracting the attention of children of all ages (most of them over 30!) as the 'older' children have been educating their decendants about these helpful little creatures. There are 4 Womble related questions displayed in the window to tax your brains (or test your dexterity with Google!). If you fill in an entry form inside the shop doorway you can enter our competition to win a Wombles goody bag- and this one is open to all Wombles fans regardless of age! A winner will be drawn from all correct entries at the end of July and announced in the next Devonshire Road newsletter.
New Flavours for Felines!
We now have two new flavours of Lilly's Kitchen in 400g tins - Turkey & Trout, and Country Game - meaning there are now four flavours for even the most discerning of feline diners! With all natural ingredients, and suitable for even the most sensitive tummies, why not see what your cat thinks of the new options!
New, natural foods for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Designed to replicate their natural diet of grasses and hays (such as Timothy and Alfalfa) in a convenient, complete pellet food, we now stock Beaphar's new "Nature" Rabbit and Guinea Pig foods.
Chiswick Pets Grooming Service - one year on
Our grooming salon celebrated its 1st birthday on May 28th and it continues to go from strength to strength. Our newly appointed full-time, award winning second dog groomer Suzie has joined Eileen in the salon to double the capacity of appointments we can now offer. (Tuesday- Saturday 9am-6pm)
To celebrate, book your dog in for a grooming appointment any time in June 14, and get 10% off, with your Devonshire Road Voucher - just present the voucher to the groomer when you bring your dog in for their appointment.
Toys for the Summer Weather
Now that summer is finally here (hopefully) and everyone is taking their dogs out for longer walks in the parks and countryside- don't forget to take some appropriate summer toys with you! We stock the ever-popular ball launchers in two sizes, bright yellow tennis balls that hopefully you can then find again in the long grass!
We also have floating balls and frisbees for playing on the beach or near lakes/streams and tug toys to strengthen a dogs teeth whilst playing. Summer is also the time when an increased number of careless humans leave litter lying around in our parks, countryside and public places- and as well as looking unsightly it can cause harm to both pets and wildlife so please be vigilant when walking your dogs as we cannot rely on the stars of our new window display to be there 'making good use of the things that they find, things that the everyday folk leave behind'!
New Toys and Treats for Cats and Dogs
Newly arrived this month are the '50' range of cat toys from the innovative people at Trixie. All the favourites are included- catnip filled ones, feathery ones, balls to chase, wands toswipe at, lasers, danglers etc plus a set of kitty puzzles to test their intelligence and problem solving skills - all of which can be filled with their favourite treats. Get 10% off any items in the Trixie cat toy range when you spend £10 or more, with your Devonshire Road Voucher.
Also new this month, and this time for the doggies, Hungry Hector's all natural British ingredient treats have added another two flavours to their range: 'Mutton Buttons' and 'Sardine Pie'. Both are currently freshly in stock along with all the other favourites like Doggie Oggie Cornish Pastys, Cornish Cluckies, Herby Lamb Temptations and Turkey Tasters.
Happy Birthday Chiswick Pets Grooming!
May 28th is our Grooming Sevice's 1st Birthday! We'd like to thank all our customers for their support and encouragement, and we hope to be providing Chiswick's canines with haircuts for many years to come!
Due to the success of the grooming service, we would also like to welcome the newest member of our team, Suzie, who will be joining Eileen in the grooming salon from the 13th. (some of you may already met Suzie, as she looked after the salon for three weeks while Eileen took a well-earned holiday!)
Treats for Fish
Your fishy friends no longer need be left out at treat-time! The people at King British have produced handy bags of treats for Goldfish and Tropical fish - and even better, the treats stick to the inside of the glass, giving you a close-up view while they eat!
Cat-Scratcher ClearanceHave you been looking at the "Trixie" scratchers in the window and thinking that you might like to treat Tiddles one day? Well perhaps now is the time - get £10 off any of the Trixie scratchers in the window display with your Devonshire Road Voucher - but hurry, there are only a few left and it's first-come-first served!
On the subject of our window displays we are already planning the next one, can you guess from the following clues who the stars of it will be? (children of the 70's stand more of a chance!!!)
1/They live in a burrow.
2/ They were recycling long before it was fashionable or compulsory!
3/Overground, Underground.... (and its got nothing to do with TFL!)
Our latest new product is a range of hebal tea bags for dogs - caffiene free and made with all natural ingredients. Available in regular, senior, and fresh breath flavours - now you and your dog can enjoy a post-walk cuppa!
Beat the Bread Ban!
Chiswick House has recently banned the feeding of bread to the birds on the lake. As a healthy (and permitted) alternative, we now stock convenient 1.5kg bags of Duck & Swan food - so you can still enjoy feeding the birds, and they get a nutritious meal too!
A Castle fit for a Hamster!
We have a new range of toys for hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, and other small animals - houses, castles and playgrounds built from natural wood with the bark left on - the best bit for knawing!
And while you're in, pick up a free gift for your small pet - available with our voucher!
We have expanded the 'Fish 4 Dogs' natural treat range with 3 new fishy treats including 'salmon strips' and training treats.
Dog Food offers
James Wellbeloved currently have an in-store offer on their boxes of 10 dog food pouches- both flavours (lamb and turkey) are included and in adult or puppy varieties- buy any two boxes and get a third free!- available whilst stocks last.
Hills Science Plan are also doing a 'while stocks last' offer on their 12kg sacks of adult medium and adult large breed dog kibble- price marked bags are only £36.99 down from £50+ .
Easter Goodies now in!
Easter Eggs for cats and dogs, as well as doggy Hot Cross Buns, are now in store! Get them while you can - when they're gone, they're gone!
No goats in the shop, please!
It's been so wet this winter that grass has germinated on the floor of the shop!
As you walk through the door you will be greeted by a lush, green lawn under foot- courtesy of 'LazyLawn'. Its a strange, springy sensation as you walk- come and see for yourself. Unfortunately, due to the installation of grass inside the shop i'm afraid we can no longer allow any sheep or goats or any other grazing animals inside, if you have to bring your sheep shopping then please tether him/her to the lampost outside!
Fox Poo begone...
As anyone who has recently been walking in Chiswick House, Gunnersbury or Ravenscourt Park will know, our canine companions have been making the most of the availability of a favourite aroma: eau de fox poo!
We now have in stock 'Fox Poo Shampoo' specially formulated to attack this pungent aroma and remove it from the dogs' fur, plus for emergencies, a Fox Poo Spritzer- an instant odour illiminator that you spray on the effected area of the dogs coat so that you can stand having the dog near you until such time as you can get home and give him/her a bath!
Amazon Rainforest Show Aquarium Complete
Containing a diverse variety of easily kept species, the ancestors of which naturally come from the greatest river on Earth- and all of which we stock! So if your aquarium is looking a little tired or if you've been thinking about starting one up, come and get some inspiration! We also have a huge range of decorations for your tank, which you can get 10% off with our voucher.
New "Trixie" Range in Stock This fantastic range of cat scratchers (with ladders, swings, multiple platforms, or castle-shaped), food bowls, aquarium ornaments, toys and more from Germany are now in stock. Check out our window display for the full range, and get 10% off with your Devonshire Road voucher!
Chiswick Pets now full of Posers!
(and we don't mean the staff!)
A new range of dog shampoos and de-odourising spritzers, beautifully fragranced - raspberry, baby powder, aftershave... all the way from the Emerald Isle!
New Lily's Kitchen English Garden Party
To bring some early spring cheer to 2014, Lily's Kitchen have a new Special Edition food for dogs - English Garden Party, with Chicken and Strawberries, available in a 400g tin!
Happy New year to all of our customers! See you all soon!
To celebrate, we've got 3 for 2 on Best Friends plush dog toys - including the rabbits, squirrels, foxes, pheasants, ostriches and gibbons. (cheapest one free)
We've also got a similar offer on Best Friends carded cat toys, available with your printable voucher from Devonshire Road W4.com
Teddy Counting Winners!
In our 'Count The Teddies In The Window' competition we had 46 entries- 35 incorrect and 10 correct, plus one who wrote down the correct number but forgot to add either a name or contact number!!! From the 10 correct entries 2 were selected at random - Florence Gowing aged 9 and Jake Grimes aged 4 both won prizes! There were 23 teddies in the window display fun-fair including the polar bear 'dog' on a lead and the two teddies in the hot air balloon!
Our long-awaited Christmas window has been unveiled.. can you find all the bears? (we bet you can't!)
Christmas range now in!
Our Christmas range has now arrived, with something for pets (and owners!) of all shapes and sizes!
We have two new ranges of animal themed Christmas cards, plus the 'Avanti' cards from last year are back by popular demand!
As well as the ever popular advent calendars we have stockings for dogs, cats and small mammals, a huge range of dog toys featuring cute reindeers, polar bears and turkeys! We've got a huge variety of Christmas snacks too- chocolate oranges, selection packs, reindeer cookies, mince pies, Lilys Kitchen have brought out treats for dogs and cats this year plus the return of the Christmas dinner for dogs in a 400g tin.
Last year's favourite "Hungry Hector" turkey biscuits are also back, joined by new Chicken and Chestnut biscuits, which are also available in beautiful presentation boxes to give as gifts for special hounds this Christmas!
There are Christmas sweaters and Santa coats and hats for dogs, and
cats aren't forgotten with our range of catnip toys- Yeeooow Christmas Trees, Christmas puddings and snowmen, plus glitzy collars and scratching trees.
We have our biggest range ever of Christmas gifts for rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs- toys, treats and stockings. Plus, brighten up your fish tank for the festive season with Christmas trees and snowmen ornaments!
And our Christmas Window....
We are already getting customers asking in the shop as to what theme the Christmas window will take this year- but we are keeping it as a surprise again this year.
Our 'spokesman' said " It will be a FUN theme that will be appreciated by a FAIR amount of people, a CAROUSEL of Christmas delights will be thrown at you and you will have to DODGEM" then he walked off whistling 'If you go down to the woods today, you'd better go in disguise....!'
New Products for Dogs
We are now stocking the "Pooch & Mutt" biscuit range of 7 different hand-baked treats, including Calming biscuits (ideal for fireworks night), and the Brain 'n' Train treat. We also have stylish leather collars from Hunter in Germany, and for dogs with refined tastes, natural Venision Sausages and Chipolatas (for the smaller dogs!)
Dr Who Competition in-store this month
Inspired by our range of official BBC aquarium ornaments our new window display celebrates the greatest and longest running science fiction series in the world- Doctor Who. Our window is set on the 23rd November 1963 at 5.15pm, in the accomodation over a junkyard in Totters Lane, London. There are reminders of all 11 Doctors scattered all over the room, and we will shortly be unveiling an in-store competition to win some Dr Who goodies based on the contents of our window. Can you spot the clues to all 11 Doctors? Keep your eyes open for an entry form in our 'Tardis style' shop (ie its a lot bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside!)
Chiswick's most(?) agile canines revealed!
Chiswick's canines gave a good show at the Street Party this month, with their various antics keeping the crowd amused!
The winners of the dog agility competition are:
In the 'Small' dogs category;
1st = Frankie guided by Simon in 36.47 seconds
2nd = Chico guided by Margo in 51.50 seconds
3rd = Honey guided by Sue in 59.72 seconds
In the 'Medium/Large' dogs category;
1st = Woolly guided by Alicia in 24.50 seconds
2nd = Alfie guided by Penny in 29.90 seconds
3rd = Zara guided by another Penny in 33.53 seconds
All 6 winners recieved a 'Lilys Kitchen' goody bag including 3 x different 400g tins of Lilys Kitchen wet food, a box of 'Breakfast Crunch', boxes of Lilys treats and a realistic 'plush' squirrel dog toy added by Chiswick Pets. In addition, 1st prizes of 7.5kg sacks of Lilys Kitchen dry kibble were awarded, 2nd prizes of 2.5kg and 3rd prizes of 1.5kg.
Also, Chiswick Pets' own three 'hounds' were put through the agility course (just for fun- they were not eligible for placings or prizes) Shilo guided by Eileen did it in 22.94 seconds, Casper guided by Tanya did it in 27.75 seconds and Lincoln gave the course a distainful look and wandered off into the crowd looking for sausages!
See some of the photos at Devonshire Road W4.com
"The Little Dog" range
A range of hilarious cat and dog themed cards, coasters and mugs - anyone who owns a cat or dog will find at least one that reminds them of their own pet!
New foods from Barking Heads
We will be stocking the two new foods from Barking Heads - "Tiny Paws" for little dogs, available in Chicken, Lamb and Turkey, and a grain-free range, available for puppies, tinies and medium adult dogs - in duck and fish flavours.
"Cracking toys Gromit!"
We now have a new range official 'Wallace & Gromit' dog toys- in rope, latex and plush. There are six to collect, featuring characters such as Feathers McGraw, Preston and of course Gromit himself!
Edible toys for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
We also have a new range of edible activity toys for rabbits and guinea pigs, including hide-away houses decorated with carrot, and "food mazes!"
New Cat and dog kibble from Thrive - to compliment their ever-popular range of treats
WildWash Shampoos - using 100% natural ingredients, we are now stocking WildWash- we like it so much, we'll be using it in our grooming salon!
New budget Aquarium Starter Kits - perfect as a first tank, these come in bow-fronted and rectangular, in two sizes - 18 or 24 inch. Suitable for small coldwater fish, though a heater can be added for tropical species. Include lights and filter.
Grooming Service now open!
New Website launch - we hope you like our brand-new website! We've now got more, easier-to-find information about our Boarding and Home Visit service, as well as the new Grooming service. All the information from our old website, including pet food lists and pet care information, is still available under the "pet shop" link.
We have also started using twitter, which we will use to post small updates from time to time.
Pet Foods- We are making some changes to our cat and dog food
selections - we're making way for some great new products from growing
brands such as Lilly's Kitchen and Barking/Meowing heads, and our range
will also be changing as some suppliers swap new products for old - see the Foods page for details.
Dr Who Fish Tank Ornaments- We now have a new range of official Dr Who Fish Tank ornaments from Penn Plax in stock. We have Daleks, Cybermen and Tardis' with r.r.p. between £9.99 and £14.99