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The Ark Pet Shop

Call direct : 01392 490808

EXETER - Cowick Street

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Pet Shop Exeter

Pet Shop Exeter

Pet Shop Exeter

The Ark Pet Shop

About The Ark Pet Shop Exeter

You'll find our store in the St. Thomas shopping precinct; just off of Cowick Street in Exeter. From there you just can't miss us; we're the ones displaying our excellent products outside and with the big smiles on the inside! We're well known for the very warm welcome you get upon entering our store along with the chirpy greeting from our resident cockatoo, Peanut (very much a local celebrity... and doesn't she know it!).

We've been gifted with a lovely large car-park right outside our door so parking your motor needn't be a concern, plus we'll even carry your purchases to your vehicle for you so you can let us take the weight off your shoulders (we know the cat litter and dog food can be a real pain!).

Our team are always keen to help you, whether you're thinking of buying a hamster or want some advice on the best foods for your dog; we're all knowledgeable about our animals and well trained in order to give you the very best of advice. Not only are we all trained pet-care advisors but we can also offer specialised advice when it comes to those incredibly cheeky parrots and terribly frisky snakes that you just can't get elsewhere, simply ask for our specialists in-store (we've dealt with some tricky critters ourselves so can offer first-hand reliable advice!).

Our enthusiastic team work hard to provide the best assistance for all of our customers and as an added bonus we can order in thousands more items - especially for you - so that we can always find the best product to suit both yours and your pets' needs. Spend £20 with us and we'll even deliver your items (free of charge) direct to your door! Our van delivers to our lovely customers every Tuesday, all we ask is that you let us know by the end of the day on Monday if you wish to place an order so that we can be well-prepared!

We frequently run excellent promotions on some of our most popular products and foods so it's always worth having a peek around our store to see what bargains you can scoop up... but... don't be put off, even our full-priced items are low-priced!

Need more evidence? Just ask any one of our regular customers about our wonderful outlook, our reliable advice or our simply radiant animals! We're frequently complimented upon the excellent care of all of our animals, the individual attention we pay to each species to make sure they're at their best and of course on Peanuts' wonderful welcome! Looking for an animal we don't stock? No problem, we'll try our best to source that for you too.

What more can you ask?! Pop in and see us and put us to the test!

Staff members and the pets lucky enough to live with them:

Ruth: Nutritional Specialist


I enjoy meeting the customers we have in store and helping them find the products that they after. I am also a big fan of guinea pigs and dogs.

Jade: Sales Advisor

I enjoy working with the Ark as I can work one on one with the animals and teach our customers how to care for them. I have 3 Guinea Pigs, 2 African Pygmy Hedgehogs and a Fire-bellied Toad at home.

Shannon: Sales Advisor

I feel as though I have found my ideal job here at the ark as I get to work with the animals that I love, mainly all of the reptiles! I love passing on my knowledge to the customers and seeing them get the same pleasure of keeping these animals as I do! I have 2 African Pygmy Hedgehogs, a Lop Rabbit, an African Grey, Syrian Hamsters, Russian Hamsters, Tropical Fish, a selection of Crested Geckos and Leopard Geckos and a English Bull Terrier!

Jess: Sales Advisor

I love working at the Ark as I love being hands on with the animals and talking to people about their animals and sharing information. The best part is knowing someone has chosen us to get the new animal(s) that will be joining their family. I currently share my house with 2 Guinea Pigs. 2 Budgies, A Leopard Gecko and a very Excitable Border collie.

Sam Raisbeck: Reptile and Aquatics

I have been with the company for 4 years (as of 11th June)I keep a large range of exotic animals which includes 9 snakes, 2 tarantulas, 1 iguana, 1 toad, 2 large fish tanks, 1 pygmy hedgehog & a Chihuahua. I studied animal care and management at Paignton Zoo for 3 years, there's nothing quite like the sound of roaring lionesses during a lecture! I have also worked with, and am fully trained, on venomous snakes. I have worked with spitting cobras, monocle cobras, western back rattle snakes, pygmy rattle snakes and a few others! I have also worked with caiman in the past. I love working with reptiles and fish as every day I get to improve my own knowledge of these fascinating animals. The Ark has also helped me with this by sponsoring me to do fish training courses. I also enjoying passing on my passion for these animals to customers. 

Kevin Scott: Driver / Pet Sales Advisor

Being a delivery driver and pet sales advisor gives me a great understanding of the pets and customers needs. Also caring for two Bearded Dragons, a Corn snake , a dwarf lop eared rabbit, three dogs and three fish tanks as my own hobby brings work and pleasure together, giving me great work satisfaction. I love working at The Ark Pet Center meeting customer's and helping with their pet's.

The Ark Pet Shop


The Ark Pet Shop
15,St Thomas Shopping Centre
Cowick Street
Exeter EX4 1DG
Call us: 01392 490808
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Opening times:
9-6pm and 10-4pm on Sundays and B/holidays.

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