We love welcoming new neighbours and local businesses to our community, like The New Forest, who joined Kensington recently.

The New Forest is described as “pretty things for your pets and the homes they live in”, and their new store at 1120 Kensington Road NW is exactly that—pretty!

We talked to the owners of this shop to get to know them better (so you can too):

Q: Why did you choose Kensington for your business?
A: Kensington is a busy neighbourhood, with a great selection of local independent businesses that we felt would complement our concept. 

Q: What do you love most about the Kensington community?
A: We love that the community supports local small business. Everyone around us and in the community has been incredibly positive and encouraging. We have met so many locals and their wonderful dogs and cats. We also love that tourists are drawn to the area, it’s always great to chat with people from other parts of the world.

Q: What are some of the unique finds people will see at your store?
A: Our concept is unique, we are not your traditional pet shop. Although we stock items required for owning a pet, we search for ones that are not only unique to Calgary but also Canada. They must be well made, and aesthetically pleasing. Customers come to us for our, toys, collars, leashes, harnesses and treats on a regular basis. However, it’s the teepee’s, bandanas, bow ties, unusual cat toys, mugs, pet bowls, greeting cards, custom pet beds, dog coats and sweaters that set us apart. Some of the most popular items for fall, and going into the Holidays are the felt teepees, sweaters, coats, toys, bow ties, bandanas and gift wear.

Be sure to check out The New Forest in-store and online too!

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