Wag N’ Wash to hold grand opening for former Loyal Companion store in Vienna

Wag N’ Wash is located at 144 Maple Avenue West in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Wag N’ Wash has set a grand opening date for its Vienna store, more than a year after it took over 144 Maple Avenue West from Loyal Companion.

The pet supply and grooming retailer officially announced its expansion into Virginia last Friday (May 3). The new locations in Vienna and Arlington (2501 N. Harrison Street) will be formally introduced to their respective communities with a weekend-long grand opening celebration on May 18-19.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the grand opening of our Arlington and Vienna stores that will provide high-quality products and hygiene care for dogs throughout the D.C area,” Wag N’ Wash CEO Chris Rowland said in a press release. “…Wag N’ Wash is not your typical dog product store, it’s a destination that offers specific services and products catered to the well-being of dogs and we cannot be any prouder to gain a foothold through our brand’s first-time entrance into Virginia.”

Both stores previously belonged to Loyal Companion, which shuttered all of its stores in Virginia at the end of February 2022 after its parent company filed for bankruptcy. The pet wellness chain had five locations in Fairfax County, including in Vienna, Tysons, Merrifield, Herndon and Fair Oaks, and two in Arlington.

Rowland says Wag N’ Wash acquired Loyal Companion’s shops in Vienna and Arlington’s Lee-Harrison Shopping Center because it understands “how important it is to have a local dog shop in the community.” The staff at both stores was retained, but the takeover involved “enhancing management,” according to Wag N’ Wash.

The stores were also remodeled after Wag N’ Wash took ownership of them. In addition to self-serve dog wash stations and full-service grooming salons, they offer dog food, toys, apparel, collars, leashes and other pet care products.

“Both stores now have a new dog wash, bigger selection of products and even some new faces (as well as familiar favorites) in our grooming salon,” said Marilyn Christman, the team leader at both stores. “Come see what all the excitement is about during our Grand Opening events.”

The grand opening festivities will include a variety of promotions, including free dog washes and a dog treat bar. In Vienna, the local dog care and training provider Hunter Mill Retrievers will be on site.

More details on the Vienna celebration from Wag N’ Wash:

  • Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19: FREE dog washes, a $5 reward for every $50 spent (4x points on any purchase), a dog pool and local rescue, Hunter Mill Retrievers, will be onsite from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18: Ribbon-cutting ceremony from 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. with the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, FREE scratch card offer, FREE goodie bags for the first 100 neighbors, FREE photo station, a kid’s coloring contest, kid’s face painting starting at 10 a.m. and a visit from the Vienna police from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19: FREE small bag of dog food for the first 100 neighbors, FREE dog treat bar, a cutest pet contest and kids face painting starting at 11 a.m.

In addition, neighbors will have an opportunity to win either a $250, $100, or $50 gift card by entering the locations’ grand opening raffles. There will also be a $10 off coupon given to all who enter the drawings. For more information regarding Wag N’ Wash in Arlington’s grand opening promotion and to enter, text “arlington” to 34653, or visit qkly.co/wnw/arlingtongiveaway. For further information on Wag N’ Wash in Vienna’s grand opening promotion, text “vienna” to 34653, or visit qkly.co/wnw/viennagiveaway.

Located in the Vienna Shopping Center next to Don Pollo, Vienna’s Wag N’ Wash is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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