New Lincoln pet shop caters for small “Critters”

  • Critters owner, Suzie Barkworth.
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  • Critters owner, Suzie Barkworth.
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A new pet store called Critters is set to open in Lincoln this weekend, catering for a whole manner of small furries.

The pet boutique, which is situated between LA Reptiles and Woof Diamonds on St Martins Lane, is the result of a partnership between the two stores.

Critters will officially open its doors on August 30 at 10am, selling small mammals as well as a a variety of homes, food, bedding and accessories.

The opening of the new store comes from a unique partnership between the owners of LA Reptiles and Woof Diamonds.

Suzie Barkworth, owner of Woof Diamonds explains: “LA Reptiles helped me set up my shop. We got talking and understood there was a need for the smaller animals between our shops.

“My husband originally had his skate shop between the two stores, but he closed his shop so we could have our new pet shop between. There was also a lot of input from a private investor, who’s helped from start to finish.”

The stores on St Martins Lane can now cover all pet needs. For reptiles, there’s have LA Reptiles, dogs and cats are catered for by Woof Diamonds and for smaller pets in between there is now Critters.

“You have everything you need on one street but it’s not your traditional line of pet shops, everything has been built and tailored for the specific animals.”

“Critters was built from scratch, each enclosure has been carefully designed to provide a clean and spacious environment for each species of small mammal.”

Liam Benson, owner of LA Reptiles, explains that the shops are more then just your average pet stores.

He said: “We’re all passionate about animals and its our lives, we’re here to help and give advice. Whatever we can do to help be it looking after them, feeding them or anything else we’re always happy to help.”

“Customer service does not cease when money is exchanged and the animal leaves, it continues for as long as you and your pet need it.”