pet wellness & care

Animal Connection is

the all-natural store for

dogs, cats and horses.

healthy & natural pet food

We offer over 500 varieties

of USA-sourced, healthy

foods and treats.

We source nutritious

supplements, herbs and

holistic pet remedies.

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We provide high-quality,



pet products.

Tails are Waggin’ About:


DOG FEST IS COMING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th and moving to IX ART PARK! Get your costumes ready for a pawsome Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest! Booths by your favorite local pet businesses! Great food! Lots of rescue pets! And a special microbrew collaboration from Three Notch’d Brewery! It’s fun for the entire family so make sure it’s on your calendar!


Animal Connnection went right to the business of helping others as soon as Hurricane Harvey hit the shores. We have dog training friends in the Dallas area who were able to get a large trailer and fill it with things that people and their pets were going to need during this time of extreme crisis. Our donation was able to purchase food and supplies for dogs and cats in the Houston shelters. We are collecting for a second delivery of goods. If you want to participate, please come by the store and your dollars will go directly to product we know they need.


We just completed our summer pet food drive for the dogs and cats who reside at Caring For Creatures in Palmyra, Virginia. An unbelievable 4,000 lbs. of kibble was donated by Robert Downey, the owner of Annamaet Pet Foods! WOW! Combine that with 24 lbs. of Cloud Star “Wag More” biscuits, a couple hundred canned foods plus some big bags of cat litter and it was a great effort by our customers and our suppliers. We are honored to be able to use our relationships from our fifteen years in the business to help others in need.

Latest from the Store!

Who stopped in.

Riley, office dog at Contour Construction
“My person, Shelia walks me around McIntire to take care of, you know, business… and I just can’t go back to the office without coming in for a Plato Salmon treat. Shelia says they’re good for my skin and coat, but I just love how yummy they are!”
Riley, office dog at Contour ConstructionCharlottesville VA
Desiree Sides, McGinnis Meadows Ranch
“Our dogs, Sparky and Gus, had really scratchy, scruffy skin so we called Animal Connection for help. After changing our dog’s food to fresh meat and vegetables, they are sleek and shiny and no more skin issues! And their breath smells better too! What a relief!”
Desiree Sides, McGinnis Meadows RanchLibby, Montana
Marisa Conti
“We love to support local businesses. So when Animal Connection discovered Bowhaus Dog Treats, we knew we had to give them a try. They are a  small batch, soft treat for senior dogs made with organic ingredients. We even tasted them.. they are so good! Our elderly dog loves them and they are gentle on her teeth.”
Marisa ContiDover, Delaware
Ann Armstrong
“I discovered several colonies of feral cats in the city of Charlottesville and thanks to Animal Connection, they can get some healthy meals. They are great about getting donations from some of their suppliers and making it possible for me to feed them on a small budget.”
Ann ArmstrongWhite Hall, Virginia

Location | Hours

1701-E Allied St. at McIntire Rd.,
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Call Us: 434.296.7048
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Weekdays 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm

By appointment only, no walk-ins.
Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

Now Open Sunday!