A dog spa and shop in Marlow is closing its doors after more than two years after being deemed “unprofitable”.

Barkers, in the High Street, opened its doors in June 2015 selling upmarket dog food, toys and accessories. It also has a doggy day spa.

But Pets At Home, which owns the Marlow store and six others around the country, said Barkers was a “trial concept” of a “premium segment small-store format” but did not have the “potential” to be profitable enough to roll out to other cities.

A spokesman said: “There are a number of positive aspects from the trial that we will incorporate into our core Pets at Home stores, however we have concluded that the Barkers concept does not offer the potential to be rolled-out profitably.

“We have therefore decided to end the trial and close our seven Barkers stores by the end of March. 

“All colleagues from our Barkers stores will be offered alternative roles in local Pets at Home stores.”