Where it all began...

40 years and 3 generations ago it all started! Fin & Fur opened its doors to the people of Bishop’s Stortford in our first shop front pet shop based on Hockerill St – serving local people with all of their pet and aquatic needs. Today, Karen Cooper, daughter of the founders of the store continues to successfully run and serve not only the people of Bishop’s Stortford but her reputation brings people to the shop from towns and villages throughout Herts & Essex.

Passion & Knowledge...

Our passion, knowledge and loyal reputation has grown from strength to strength. Each one of our family has undergone nutritional and product training allowing a bespoke dedicated service to every customer. 

Not only do owners love to come into what has become one of Bishop’s Stortford’s, ‘little treasures’, but pets alike look forward to being greeted by one of the the team, not to mention little Skye! 

Our enthusiasm for all things pet doesn’t stop there, you will always find us thinking about our next big charity dog walk or organising a pets fun day at a playing field near you. There is no bigger hearted community spirited family than the gang that await to greet you at Fin & Fur.

Fin & Fur Values

 Here at Fin & Fur we truly believe in sourcing the right product for each individual pet. If Fido has a skin complaint, Tiddles has a stomach upset or poor old Bubbles has white spot we will source a cost effective solution.

 Whether it be Barking Heads, Healthy Paws, Lily’s Kitchen, meowing heads or tetra to name but a few, we will have the purr-fect product.

 No treat in the store will ever be filled with artificial products that will rot tummies or teeth. In fact the team have worked so hard they have their own branded premium food. Now that’s dedication for you.

Size Isn’t Everything…

Don’t be perceived by the shop as you walk in there’s more in it than you think at a price to suit every budget. With over 20,000 product lines available it really is an Aladdin’s cave stacked high with everything you need for a happy and healthy pet – I guess its like Stortford’s own pet tardis!!!

Best in Breed

We want to offer you the best of breed and therefore throughout Herts and Essex we have hand picked teams of breeders that we use. From time to time we run open days for breeders to bring their animals in to showcase. Always ask us if there is a specific animal or animal breed you are after, as we may be able to send you direct to the source where you can meet your future pet in a more natural habitat.

Fish are Friends not Food!

For over 40 years fish have been our passion! Our handpicked fish are responsibly sourced from all over the world. From Brazil to Germany we go out of our way to ensure the highest quality fish are delivered in store. We have so much knowledge and advice to share with you, pop in store today for your one to one consultation.

Best of British!

We are proud of being British and proud to support UK manufacturers.

Our two biggest selling food brands are owned and made here. Barking Heads & Healthy Paws are just two of the home produced products we stock.

Nutrition & Health

Your pets wellbeing is important to us. We are licensed to stock and sell veterinary approved medications. We also offer a more holistic approach with veterinary approved herbal medication.

 We offer a unique in store behavioural service. If Fido is pulling you across the fields on his daily walk, bring him in for a free behavioural consultation. If you needing a dog crate fitted into your car, take advantage of the FREE parking we offer and let us measure up for you.

 So as you can see there really is no better place to bring your best friend to visit – whether your looking for advice on feed, Bubbles new tank, Nibbles treats, the best collar, worming, flea control or a bit of old fashioned pet discipline… Fin & Fur is your one stop shop. With the added benefit of FREE parking and FREE carry to car service.

We can’t wait to meet you!