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Reston Pet Shop to Close Within Weeks

PetMAc/Courtesy of PetMAC(Updated at 1:45 p.m.) Reston is set to lose a pet supply store and adoption center in Lake Anne Plaza in the coming weeks.

PetMAC at 11412 Washington Plaza West is slated to close within the next month, an employee told Reston Now today. The shop opened two years ago.

Owner Cindy Williams said in an email that she is no longer able to manage the store due to illness. Her landlord is helping her look for a new business to take over the space, allowing her to get out of her lease early.

Williams left a corporate career to open her first PetMAC location in Arlington more than 11 years ago. That store closed at the end of 2014. A PetMAC under different ownership remains in D.C. on Wisconsin Avenue NW.

Williams told Reston Now in 2014 that the lake-front location within walking distance of hundreds of dog owners was ideal for her.

At PetMAC, customers can buy pet food, toys and accessories, in addition to adopting pets. A portion of the store’s proceeds go to animal rescue groups.

Before PetMAC closes, the shop is having a clearance sale of up to 50 percent off everything, according to its Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of PetMAC

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Dock Diving Dogs Back at Lake Anne Saturday

Zoe and Gary at previous dock diving event/Credit: PetMACThe Chesapeake Dock Diving Dog Club makes a return appearance at Lake Anne Plaza this weekend.

The world champion dogs will be leaping and diving off the boat dock from 1 to 4 p.m.

The appearance is sponsored by PetMAC, a pet boutique and adoption center at 11412 Washington Plaza West.

PetMAC will also have adoptable dogs from New Love Rescue and Homeward Trails; “Ask the Trainer” with Kissable Canine; and representatives from a number of businesses, including The Hope Center and several natural pet food companies.

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Coming Soon to Lake Anne: PetMAC

PetMAc/Courtesy of PetMAC

A locally owned pet supply shop will soon open at Lake Anne Plaza.

PetMAC Marketplace and Adoption Center, which has a store in Arlington, has signed a lease to take over the spot formerly occupied by The Cupcake Ladi at 11412 Washington Plaza.

PetMAC owner Cindy Williams, a Reston resident, says she hopes to open at least part of the store in early to mid-December.

Williams says PetMAC specializes in nutritional needs for pets. In addition to pet toys and supplies and higher-end and all-natural brands of pet food, she also has the products and expertise to help with allergies, behavioral problems and other pet needs that can be addressed with supplements and food.

The other component of PetMAC’s business is working closely with rescue groups to find homes for dogs and cats. Look for weekend adoption events with area rescue groups, as well as a few cats for adoption who will be in residence at the store.

Williams, who left corporate America nearly a decade ago to go into the pet business, says she thinks Lake Anne Plaza — with hundreds of dog owners living in walking distance — is an ideal spot to open a new store.

“My Arlington store is a little out of the way,” she said of her current store on N. Kenmore Street. “Here at Lake Anne, it is a beautiful, supportive place. I really feel like part of the community here. It is a very small-business oriented environment.”

Check out PetMAC online or on their PetMAC Lake Anne Facebook page.

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