DOG owners have been thanked for their loyal custom by a Wilmslow shop which is set to close.

Barkers of Wilmslow in Alderley Road has announced it will shut in the middle of March after four years in the town.

It is one of seven Barkers shops, all of which are due to close in the next two months.

The Wilmslow shop announced the news of the closure on its Facebook page.

It said: “It with an extremely heavy heart that today we have to announce that Barkers of Wilmslow is closing on Sunday, March 18.

“As many of you know, we were the first of seven shops and have had an incredible four years here in Wilmslow.

“Meeting and being here for you and your barkers has truly been an honour.

“I would like to reassure you all that this decision was not an easy one and certainly not one we have taken lightly, but due to many factors we have to say farewell.

“We have every intention of going out as we came in, as a shop filled with fun, laughter and general doggy shenanigans.

“So to each and every Barker who has shopped here, been groomed here, attended a party or even done a sneaky little wee on us – do come back and see us before we shut our doors for the last time.

“For all of our spa customers, our groomers will be getting in contact over the coming weeks to discuss your appointments, but please do give us a call if you are worried before then.

“We can also help arrange an alternative appointment at our sister dog grooming salon, The Groom Room, located in Pets at Home Stockport or Pets at Home Altrincham.

“It’s been a pleasure, and we will miss you all terribly.”

The shop offers a spa and grooming, nutrition, bedding and accessories.

It is one of seven Barkers stores, the others being in Marlow, Ilkley, Sevenoaks, Farnham, Muswell Hill and Clifton.

The Sevenoaks and Farnham stores are due to close on January 28, and the others, including Wilmslow, on March 18.