Felix & Oscar Pet Store Relocates to Kingstowne

Felix & Oscar Pet Store Relocates to Kingstowne

Local natural pet food store, Felix & Oscar, held a grand opening at its new, larger location at 5840 Kingstowne Center, Suite 100, on Oct. 10. The business, now celebrating its 15th anniversary, was a favorite place for area pets and their owners at its prior location on Backlick Road in Springfield.

Current owners Matt O’Leary and Anthony Roberts, with their staff of nine employees, promise their mission to educate and teach how to feed dogs and cats healthier, with a focus on nutrition and personal attention to customers, will continue in Kingstowne. Specializing in natural foods, the store shelves are filled with brands not usually found in big box pet stores. O’Leary often has direct contact with manufacturers who can discuss their field-to-product process.

The store is named for two beloved cats, adopted from the Fairfax County Humane Society in 2003, by business founders Steve and Diana Greiner. The Greiners hired O’Leary in 2012 after getting to know him during his cat Hank’s run for the Senate. O’Leary continued to work at the store, later as manager until the Greiners retirement in 2019, when O’Leary and his husband Roberts purchased the business. Although Felix and Oscar are no longer alive, the store continues to offer the healthy foods choices they inspired.