Deli for dogs open in town

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A deli for dogs is opening up in Kimberley this Friday, January 17.

Mrs Bishop’s Doggy Deli will sell all sorts of treats especially for a man’s best friend, including chocolate eclaws, cherry barkwells, pupcorn and doggy doughnuts.

Paula Cassady-Bishop, who bakes the treats herself, and her husband Alan launched the business online three years ago after Paula lost her job.

The 46-year-old said: “I started making them for my sister’s dogs, and then friends started asking me for them and I did craft fairs and they went down really well.

“So when I lost my job I thought why not try and make a business out of it.”

Now, the couple, who live in Arnold, are opening their first shop in Kimberley’s Main Street.

“We love it here,” said Paula.

“The church craft fairs we have done here have always gone down so well and we have a lot of existing customers in the Eastwood and Kimberley area.”

The couple said the business has got stronger and stronger since it started in 2010.

As well as selling privately, they do business with pet shops throughout the country, and various wholesalers.

The shop will open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Kimberley dog owner, Shane Easom, said he would be taking his dalmatian Priya to the deli to sample the treats.