New Willow’s pet supply store opens in Bishop’s Waltham

A NEW boutique selling pet supplies is about to open in Bishop’s Waltham’s smallest unit.

Willow’s Pet Supplies will open its doors to customers on Saturday August 6 in Bishop’s Waltham High Street.

The store used to operate online, but now the owner, Victoria Wiggans, is set to open the store.

Victoria said: “I have worked in secondary school ministry for the past 12 years. It’s a very stressful role, and I found it drained me emotionally and physically. During Covid I lost two grandparents and it made me rethink life a bit.

“In May last year we had our beautiful dog Willow (hence the name of the store) and I decided to go ahead with opening a store in Bishop’s Waltham High Street. It took almost a year but finally this shop became available and I decided to go.

“It’s totally out of my comfort zone, but I thought if I don’t do it now, I never will.

“I will be able to go to work with the dog every day and I’m really excited about my new adventure.”

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Victoria’s family currently owns five animals.

She said: “As a family we have always loved animals and currently have Willow our dog, Maisie our cat and two rabbits, Nibbles and Munch. I also had my own horses. I’ve been known to come across wild animals in distress and regularly seem to save something, much to the amusement of people who know me, who are no longer surprised by my stories.

“Everyone in town has been very welcoming and has been very positive about having pet supplies in the village.

“The shop is lovely and has lots of quirky features which I love such as an old safe in the wall as you walk down the stairs to the cellar and I try to keep a traditional feel to the shop.

“Our online store offers a continuous variety of fantastic merchandise as well as unique limited edition and seasonal items to suit every budget.

“We try to offer our customers the best selection of products at great prices.”

The store will replace the small unit of Outlaw Barbershop, which took over Julia’s Kitchen which closed last year.

Willow’s Pet Supplies will open on Saturday August 6 and will cater to dogs, cats and small animals.

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