Opportunity to learn about pet care

An Inverurie pet store is once again running workshops for children during the school holidays with emphasis on how to keep pets warm and safe during the autumn and winter months.

The free The Kids’ Holiday Pet Club interactive workshops are designed to educate and inform children on how to be responsible pet owners in a fun and friendly environment.

Children will be taken through the daily steps of keeping outdoor pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs warm and well fed during the colder weather and they will also learn how to help dogs and cats stay safe whilst out and about in the dark.

Store manager Neil Jack commented: “We’ve put together a fun-filled set of activities to provide children with a hands-on approach to pet care, which promotes responsible ownership.

“The October half term workshops are a great opportunity to talk to children about how the changing seasons can affect pets and the best way to care for them during autumn and winter.

Most of us here at Pets at Home own a pet so we can empathise with the everyday joys and challenges being a pet owner brings. We’re encouraging children to come armed with lots of questions, which we’ll happily answer.”

Participating children will be able to interact with a wide variety of popular pets at the workshop and receive a free activity book, which includes puzzles, stickers and a certificate.

Highly-trained Pets at Home colleagues will also be on hand to provide advice and answer any questions parents or children may have on what pet is right for their family.

In addition, the experienced store team run educational workshops for schools, along with animal care badge workshops for cub and beaver groups, throughout the year.

Visit the Pets at Home store to find out more about the Holdiay Pet Club and about the workshops available.