Some very special guests attended the grand opening of Pets at Home in Rugby last Friday.
Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Richard Dodd, officially opened the new store before taking part in a guided tour of the new facilities.
Following an appeal in the Rugby Advertiser, the town has a new pet hero.
Bert, the 18-month-old lurcher and his owner, Sheena Bakewell, from Rugby, also took part in the opening celebrations, where they were welcomed by store manager Phil Bevington, who handed them their prize - £50 worth of Pets at Home vouchers.
Phil Bevington, store manager, said: “What a fantastic start. Our opening weekend went even better than we had hoped and it was great to welcome Councillor Richard Dodd. We also had a lot of fun meeting our pet hero, Bert and his owner, Sheena.”
Pets at Home in Rugby is home to an Adoption Centre, where pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals are cared for until a new loving home can be found.
Other features include a pet village, aquatics centre, reptile centre, Groom Room and Vets4Pets surgery.