News Release

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Jollyes The Pet People offers free corgi grooming to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Lily, the Corgi who featured in Netflix hit “The Crown”, receiving her free groom at The Spa @ Jollyes

Nationwide pet store Jollyes is offering a free pamper and groom for corgis in the month of June so they can celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style. A fan of Pembroke Welsh Corgis since she was a young girl, the Queen has helped to popularise the breed, which has become a symbol of her 70-year reign.

Grooming Spas can be found at Jollyes stores in Bedford, Belfast, Cannock, Dartford, Eccles, Gosport, Halifax, Ilkeston, Newry, Newtownabbey, Skegness, St Helens, Stevenage, Tonbridge, Wakefield and Wrexham.

Jollyes is also actively recruiting for dog groomers to join its team – with vacancies in St Helens, Tonbridge, Ilkeston and Skegness and spa managers at its new stores in Stockton and Stirling which is set to open next month.

Phil Tuner-Naylor, Jollyes’ jubilee co-ordinator said: “Corgis are awesome dogs and thanks to her majesty they’ve got a special place in the nation’s hearts. There are so many iconic photographs of her with her beloved dogs down the years. “Our groomers would love to meet local corgis and give them a makeover so they can look their best for the big weekend.”

Although the Queen has been closely associated with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Jollyes’ offer also extends to Cardigan Welsh Corgis and ‘dorgis’.

The Queen currently has four dogs – two corgis, one dorgi and a cocker spaniel and the dorgi, Candy, is the eldest dog. Many believe the Queen herself inspired the dorgi – a dachshund-corgi mix when one of Elizabeth’s corgis mated with her sister Princess Margaret’s dachsund Pipkin.

Owners should visit the Jollyes website to find the nearest store with The Spa in-store grooming service and then contact Jollyes to make an appointment.

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About Jollyes

From modest beginnings in Enfield as a single store in 1971, Jollyes has now grown into one of the leading pet food superstores with almost 70 locations across the UK alongside a market-leading position in Northern Ireland.

From Perth to Plymouth, Newry to Norwich, at Jollyes customers can find anything for their pet, from pet food, pet toys and an array of pet accessories.

Customers are actively encouraged to bring their pets into store, while customers shop because Jollyes people are passionate about pets.

Potty about puppies and crazy for cats, no matter what the animal, store colleagues are always on hand to help with anything from product advice, to picking the perfect pet and accessories.

Many stores also run community clinics offering vaccinations and other advice from trained vets. And if one of Jollyes stores isn’t close by, there’s helpful advice on Jollyes website where you can ask the expert.

Jollyes was recently named Pet Retail Chain of the Year at the Pet Industry Federation Awards.