This month local animal rescue charity, Bath Cats and Dogs Home, has held an official opening event at their new charity shop on George Street in Bath, making it their fifth shop in the local area including two shops in Bath plus shops in Frome, Trowbridge and Bradford-on-Avon.

A celebration to mark the opening of the new Bath shop was held in-store on Thursday, 1st February with guests, volunteers, trustees and employees enjoying drinks and canapes, speeches and a tour of the shop, office space and Ecommerce Hub.

The new store, fitted out by HE Interiors, ranges across four floors with the ground floor shop featuring high quality clothing and fashion brands plus books, games and a substantial pet section for animal lovers looking to treat their dogs and cats. Bath Cats and Dogs Home saw rapid growth in their ecommerce and eBay activity in 2023 with income growing by over a third. To allow for further growth, the Ecommerce Hub has moved from the animal rescue centre in Claverton to take over two floors above the new shop and features collectible items and high-end, designer fashion. The number of eBay parcels shipped by the Ecommerce team of employees and volunteers can vary between twenty to over a hundred parcels per day.

From later this year the shop will also host a programme of workshop events such as preloved fashion styling sessions and make and mend sewing workshops.

Nathan Fuller, Head of Fundraising and Trading at Bath Cats and Dogs Home said: “We’re thrilled that our group of charity shops has expanded to five stores and this time in the heart of the exciting city of Bath. It will be a flagship store for both our retail and Ecommerce operations and we have lots of workshops and events planned throughout the year so we hope you will visit us there soon.”

Rachel Jones, Chief Executive at Bath Cats and Dogs Home said: “It’s great to see our fifth shop opening in such a high profile, city-centre location as George Street in Bath. Our charity shops and online trading activity help support our animal rescue work, by raising vital funds and awareness.

“By visiting the store as a shopper, donator or supporter, you can help us continue to care for rescue cats and dogs at the Centre while we look for a new home for them.

“Thank you for supporting our shops.”

To find out more about Bath Cats and Dogs Home and their five retail outlets visit:

To donate items to the new shop and Ecommerce Hub you can park outside the shop at No 6 George Street briefly to unload or there is a loading bay nearby that allows for a twenty minute stop.