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,

eco-friendly,

sustainable

pet products.

Tails are Waggin’ About:

High Praise From A Great Customer!

“I went in looking for foods to try for a sick kitty who wasn’t eating! Maggie was wonderful- she went above and beyond offering samples and suggestions on how to get my cat to eat! I was speechless when she loaded me up with tons of samples to try! Read more

Take Care Of Your Dog’s Skin In Winter

Changes in temperature and humidity can cause skin irritation for your dog. If your pet experiences dry, itchy skin during the colder months, there are ways to treat this condition and make your pet more comfortable. Read more

When Does Your Pet Need A Winter Coat?

Not all dogs need a coat and your dog should not wear a coat all the time. Short hair breeds, senior dogs, puppies and dogs with medical conditions need the extra warmth. Long haired dogs are “designed” so air can get under the coat to create a layer of warmth but they do appreciate at least a waterproof jacket to keep them dry. We have seen that some older cats even appreciate a very lightweight fleece sweater. Read more

Taking Care Of Your Pet’s Paws In Winter

Make sure to take good care of your dog’s paws during the winter months. Chemicals and salts can really do a number as they are absorbed by your pet’s pads. Read more

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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STORE HOURS:
Weekdays 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm

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

Now Open Sunday!