Treat your pets to a taste of the good life

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE - Katja Hamil­ton Com­mer­cial Fea­tures writer

PERKY Pet’s head­quar­ters, for­merly es­tab­lished i n Plum­stead, has re­lo­cated t o larger premises in Diep River.

Hav­ing opened its doors to the pub­lic this month, it is set­ting a prece­dent as the first out­let in the West­ern Cape of­fer­ing pet sup­plies, an on-site vet and pet par­lour, all un­der one roof.

“Pets pro­vide un­con­di­tional love and com­pan­ion­ship for peo­ple of all ages – a fact that any pet owner can tes­tify to. We, there­fore, owe it to our furry and feath­ered friends to take care of them in the best pos­si­ble way. At Perky Pet & Vet, you can,” says owner, Harold Le­vitt.

A “one-stop” des­ti­na­tion shop, the new store now op­er­ates un­der a new name – Perky Pet & Vet. And while a lot has changed, it con­tin­ues to de­liver on its prom­ise of en­hanc­ing the well-be­ing of all pets. “We aim to pro­vide a wide range of pre­mium prod­ucts and ac­ces­sories at com­pet­i­tive prices. To this end, clients also have the op­tion of buy­ing in bulk, which means they get to en­joy the added ben­e­fit of great cost sav­ings on pet sup­plies not or­di­nar­ily found in bou­tique shops,” says Harold.

While there is a range of hand-reared birds and fish in-store, Perky Pet & Vet makes a point of not stock­ing cats and dogs as Harold be­lieves t hi s en­cour­ages “ back­street breed­ing”.

“ We’d rather that clients be­come in­volved with an­i­mal wel­fare or­gan­i­sa­tions, such as Tears, if they are looking for a cat or dog. Early next year, we will be ini­ti­at­ing an adopt-athon in part­ner­ship with Tears,” he says.

A sig­na­ture trade­mark of Perky Pet is its ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice and, with the in­creased num­ber of em­ploy­ees at Perky Pet & Vet and the op­tion of con­sult­ing with t he on site vet, Dr Paul Bern­hardi and ve­teri­nary nurse Kim Clarke, clients will feel at h o me right away. Very soon they will be able to en­joy a cap­puc­cino at the cof­fee bar, which will be up and run­ning within a few weeks.

Par­ents, too, will be pleased to have their chil­dren kept oc­cu­pied in the chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment area where An­i­mal Planet will be t el evi s ed through­out the day.

Perky Pet has its roots as a fam­ily busi­ness and is now fourth-gen­er­a­tion run.

The com­pany was started in 1904, trad­ing as At­las An­i­mal Feeds and, in the 1970s, the busi­ness started its first pet shop. To­day, the group has pet shops in Tokai, Ke­nil­worth, Gar­dens, N1 City, Ta­ble View, Sun­ning­dale, Melk­bosstrand, Tyger val­ley, Som­er­set West, Cape Gate and Ron­de­bosch.

Wit hits head of­fice now i n Diep Ri v er, t hi s trusted name in pet care is prov­ing its met­tle.

Visit Perky Pet & Vet at 186 Main Road. Call 021 712 8283 for in­quiries.

PET LOVE: Perky Pet & Vet’s new head­quar­ters in Diep River of­fers pet sup­plies, on-site ve­teri­nary care and a pet par­lour, all un­der one roof.

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