Faces of Fairfax City: Weber's Pet Supermarket
You love your pet. You love your community. Weber’s Pet Supermarket is the confluence of both – give your pet the best nutrition and necessities while supporting a fantastic local, family-owned business.
Weber’s Pet Supermarket started out in 1979 as a “feed and grain” general store in Old Town Fairfax. While the farms and horses may be gone from our city, Weber’s is still here continuing to provide the highest quality food and supplies for our cats, dogs, fish, gerbils, rabbits, and many more small household animals.
Weber’s Pet Supermarket returns the love and support it receives from customers in many ways. It hosts pet adoption events in addition to supporting charity organizations such as the Warrior Canine Connection, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Pets on Wheels, and education scholarships for students with intellectual disabilities.
Visit Weber’s Pet Supermarket in their new location, and chat with the friendly and dedicated Debra Clark and her staff!
Read more about them from the owner, Debra Clark. View the video here.
Tell us a little about Weber’s Pet Supermarket.
We sell premium pet food and supplies. Our staff have significant knowledge regarding both the pets we serve and the products we stock. We strive to provide common sense advice to our customers and their four-legged best friends.
What makes Weber’s Pet Supermarket unique in Fairfax City?
We are still a small family-owned business (our kids went to Fairfax High School) and our family has been in northern Virginia since 1957.
What encouraged you to take the leap and get started?
We opened in 1979 . . . and it’s been too long to accurately recall the details of how we got started. I do know that my father liked how business friendly the City of Fairfax was in the early days.
What inspired you to open a business in Fairfax City?
See response above.
What do you enjoy most about having a business in Fairfax City?
The people and their pets.
How has Weber’s Pet Supermarket changed since its opening?
We started as more of a Hay & Grain store and have evolved into a full line pet supply store. We have top shelf supplies & food for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and an extensive wild bird food selection.
What do clients say they love about Weber’s Pet Supermarket?
Friendly, honest advice and excellent quality supplies.
What are some of your fondest memories or biggest successes?
Surviving 2020 has been our biggest success.
What’s next for you and Weber’s Pet Supermarket?
Hopefully, continuing to stay involved in the community and thrive in a challenging time for brick/mortar stores.
Are there any fun facts you would like residents and visitors to know?
We have a lot of customers who have four legs, drool occasionally, sometimes bark or meow and make really good friends.
When you’re not working, where in Fairfax City do you like to spend time?
How can people follow you on social media?
@weberspet on Facebook
Our website: https://weberspetsupermarket.com/