JC’s Pet Supplies – also based in Halifax – is now open upstairs in the market, opposite the downwards escalator.
The family run business, co-owned by father and son-in-law Chris Davies and Jack Whitaker, specialises in natural food and treats for dogs, cats, small animals and wild birds.
The stall also stocks raw dog food, bedding, mats, toys, leads and collars – as well as flea and worming treatments.
Jack – who has 17 years’ experience of market trading - will front the stall along with partner Olivia, and they say they can’t wait to meet local shoppers.
“We’re really excited to meet the people of Barnsley,” said Jack.
“I’ve worked on markets since I was eight years old with my dad, who had a pet supply business on Huddersfield Market, but now work with my father-in-law and partner.
“We specialise in all things natural. You’ll still find the branded products you get in supermarkets, but we have a great range of natural products for your pets.
“The benefit of natural products is that – obviously as well as being natural – they’re high in protein and low in fat, so much better for your pets.
“Barnsley is a vibrant town and on the way up, so it’s a great opportunity for us to be trading on Barnsley Market. We can’t wait to meet everyone.”
Barnsley Market is temporarily trading four days a week – Wednesday to Saturday between 8.30am and 3pm – as Barnsley town centre recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
Safety measures including signage, tannoy announcements, cashless payments, hand sanitiser stations and social distancing are all in place.