New store policy means four-legged friends are welcome in Wilko

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Both of Bedford’s Wilko stores have confirmed that they are now welcoming four-legged family members – canine and feline – after the retailer changed its pet policy.

The High Street and Interchange sites are among 248 other Wilko stores that have made the change following a successful pilot at two locations.

Furry friends, on their leads, if applicable, will be able to browse all areas of the participating stores except for food aisles.

The Wilko store at the Interchange Retail Park

In a statement, Wilko said: “We expect most of our pet customers will be either dogs or cats, and these four-legged shoppers are likely to find many products instore that get their tails wagging.

“wilko stocks everything from pet food to treats, bedding to toys, cleaning supplies to healthy pet essentials and even presents, costumes and accessories during key seasonal celebrations such as Christmas.

“For other animal family members, the retailer is also home to reptile, bird and fish pet supplies.”

Service dogs, they confirmed, are of course, welcome at all stores nationwide.