Flooded pet store in Tring finally reopens

Sisters Lauren and Chloe Saunders are delighted that their Gosford Pets store has opened again in Tring
Sisters Lauren and Chloe Saunders are delighted that their Gosford Pets store has opened again in Tring

A Tring pet store that had nearly £40,000 worth of damage due to a flood is back open for business.

Gosford Pets, based in Tring High Street, had been closed since early February after a burst water pipe from a flat above the shop caused widespread damage.
Owner Lauren Saunders held an open day on Sunday to welcome shoppers back to the store, which sells pet accessories and a small number of animals.

The shop, which was only purchased by Lauren back in November, has had a big refurbishment by builders over the last month so that it could quickly open again.

Lauren told the Gazette: “It’s a really big relief to be opening again.

“It was absolutely amazing to welcome customers back, and the feedback we’ve had about the new look has been really good. A few of them were saying the flood had done us a favour!

“We’ve had a lot of support from the people in Tring and they’ve sent us some nice messages. Everyone has been really lovely to us.”

The shop raised more than £200 for the Chilterns Dog Rescue and Rennie Grove Hospice Care charities at the open day.