Vienna Aquarium and Pets was founded in 1972. A young woman named Marlene Reinhardt took over ownership of this small pet shop and decided to make it her own. Marlene had a distinct passion for birds but loved all animals. She built the pet store up from almost nothing and taught her son Chris, everything she could about running a business and caring for fish and other animals. She worked hard and instilled those same values and principles in Chris.
This mother and son duo worked side by side for years until Marlene passed away just a few years ago. Chris has since taken over the business, moved it to Leesburg, and is continuing to work hard to keep his dedicated repeat customers. Chris instills the same drive and passion as his Mom did, and believes in nurturing relationships by providing the best customer service possible and going the extra mile every time.
Chris credits his mom’s hard work and dedication to the success that Vienna Aquarium and Pets has today.