Now Open at Lake Anne: PetMAC

PetMAC-logoPetMAC — the Marketplace and Adoption Center, opened its doors at Lake Anne Plaza on Friday.

The locally owned pet supply shop is located at 11412 Washington Plaza West, in the space formerly occupied by The CupCake Ladi.

PetMAC is a nutrition-based pet supply shop selling all-natural pet foods, treats, toys and other supplies for dogs and cats, says owner Cindy Williams. They work closely with local animal rescue groups to host adoption fairs, and will have resident cats available for adoption at the shop.

PetMAC made the move to Lake Anne after more than nine years in the Virginia Square area of Arlington.

“I loved being in Arlington, but we were a stand-alone building and I really wanted to be a part of a community of other merchants and residents,” said Williams. “I moved from Vienna to Reston two years ago and fell in love with Lake Anne and thought it would be the perfect place for PetMAC.”

Williams is a native of the DC area who formerly worked in corporate America. She opened the shop after volunteering and working in the animal rescue field. The business began as a web-based one, and Williams did local pet food and supply deliveries.

In 2005, Williams opened the Arlington location of PetMAC, in partnership with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. PetMAC still works closely with the animal rescue group, as well as others, to find homes for dogs and cats in need. PetMAC donates a portion of their sales to one of their partner animal rescue groups each quarter, in addition to sponsoring and donating to various fundraisers benefiting animals.

PetMAC will regularly be hosting dog and cat adoption events, as well as seminars by veterinarians and other industry experts, food tasting demos, and social events such as Yappy Hours, photos with Santa and a yearly Howl-o-Ween party for dogs.

PetMAC has a number of events scheduled for January.

Jan. 4 and 11, 12 to 2 p.m. — Cat adoptions with Homeward Trails.

Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to noon — Adoptable dogs from Homeward Trails, and a representative from Answers Raw Pet Foods will be offering samples and providing information.

For more information about PetMAC and upcoming events, go to their website at and click on the Lake Anne page.

Winter operating hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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