Pet shop

Woodley The Dog Box pet store announces closure

AN INDEPENDENT business near Reading has announced it is closing and will go online instead.

The Dog Box, located in Greenacres Lane, Winnersh, has announced its closure due to the ever rising cost of living crisis.

The pet store sells raw dog food and has built up a solid following over the years.

Sharing the devastating news on Facebook, store owners said they were “heart heavy” at having to make the decision to close on July 1.

“It’s for many reasons, in part because of the rising costs of everything, but we’re also looking to streamline and double down on what we do best…delivering top-notch care,” they said.

“We also have some exciting new projects that we want to take a closer look at later this year without spreading ourselves too thin.

“Thank you to all the amazing customers we’ve met and had the pleasure of serving. We’ve enjoyed learning more about your dogs and doing our best to feed them the best nutrition possible.”

Starting July 1, the business will operate online for an additional month with two click and collect windows. This will be available on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Until July 1, there’s 20% off everything, in-store and online.