Pets at Home has announced that all stores will be closed for Boxing Day as a small way to show their “appreciation” to their staff.
Bosses said their staff have worked “tirelessly” throughout the pandemic to ensure the nation’s pets and their owners have had access for everything they need as they are an “essential retailer.”
Pets at Home have followed Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons as well as many other high street retailers.
Pets at Home’s chief executive, Peter Pritchard, said, “Our people are the beating heart of our business and they have worked tirelessly once again this year to ensure that the nation’s pets and their owners have access to everything they need to stay happy and healthy.
“Caring for our colleagues is something we take very seriously and closing our stores again on Boxing Day is another small way to show our appreciation and say thank you.
“It’s a little early to be wishing anyone a merry Christmas, but we hope that our colleagues will be able to use this time to relax with family and friends, and of course, their pets.”