THE OWNER of a popular Wellington pet shop has announced the shop is up for sale after seven years of trading. 

Carol Beaney, owner of Paws N Claws on High Street, said she is selling the store due to personal reasons but said she has 'thoroughly enjoyed' trading in Wellington. 

"I am sad to say that I am selling the store due to personal reasons after seven wonderful years of trading" she said. 

"The store is not experiencing any financial difficulties, we just want to move on and try something new. 

"We have loved every minute of our time here and we want to sell the shop to someone like minded who will make the best out of the store.

"Trade here has been good for most of the time and we have had some lovely customers over the years."

Carol said she will be sad to say goodbye the shop but said she hopes a new tenant will snap up the store soon. 

"I want to make sure customers are aware that the store is not closing, it won't close until we have found another buyer for the store. 

"I had a great seven years here with some wonderful customers and I will miss it dearly."