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A pet shop in east London has made a name for itself selling wonder pets – but it has never been a dog shop.

The Pet Shop in Blackwall, east London, has made its name selling wonder dogs, rabbits, tortoises, snakes, mice and chickens.

The shop’s founder, Tom Taylor, has taken on the business in 2011 after seeing a post on Facebook about an online auction for “Wonder Pets”.

It started as a joke and was then sold to an unnamed family for a tidy sum of money, he said.

Mr Taylor, a father of two and a vet, is the son of an animal lover and he said the family had always wanted a wonder pet.

“I was always going to do this because I just love the idea of making a little extra money for the community,” he said