Animal Connection is

the all-natural store for

dogs, cats and horses.

We offer over 500 varieties

of USA-sourced, healthy

foods and treats.

We source nutritious

supplements, herbs and

holistic pet remedies.

We provide high-quality,



pet products.

Tails are Waggin’ About:


It’s a big party at Santa’s HQ for healthy dogs and cats! FREE GOODY BAGS for all the pets. FREE SWEETHAUS CUPCAKES to enjoy while you’re shopping.“SANTA PAWS SPECIALS” all over the store. AND… THE BIG GIFT.. REGISTER TO WIN A $500 GIFT CARD! You’ll find clever presents for pet lovers like tough toys made from natural fibers, warm bedding, hand crafted dog coats and knitted sweaters. And they’ll just love our huge assortment of yummy treats for all good pets, including new locally made varieties, grass fed meat treats, and even grain-free choices for pets with allergies. So whether they’re naughty or nice, come see us and we’ll make your holiday shopping a breeze.


Looking for a holiday gift that will really make a difference? Help us make wishes come true for our area pet rescue groups! Come by our store and select an item from their “wish list” of items like healthy pet foods, treats, toys, beds, blankets, coats, sweaters or monetary donations. Then, select the rescue group you wish to receive the donation, including Animal Connections, Caring For Creatures, regional SPCAs and Hope’s Legacy Equine. WE’LL MATCH YOUR GIFT. For every item purchased for the rescue groups, we’ll make a donation from our store. It’s that easy to make a difference animals in need will appreciate and remember.


It may be tempting to make a plate of yummy leftovers for your pets. But that treat of a lifetime might be unhealthy or even dangerous for your pet. Turkey meat (no skin) or plain veggies are ok in small amounts, if your pet is already used to eating a variety of foods but don’t overwhelm them with a bunch of new things all at once.  These are definite no-nos: onions, chocolate, grapes, gravy, raisins, foods containing xlitol/sugar substitute, macadamia nuts and anything containing alcohol. If you pet is accustomed to home cooked food, you know what they have done well with in the past. But don’t forget that many holiday recipes have extra calories and ingredients so please be careful. We are well stocked with many turkey, sweet potato or pumpkin treats your pets are sure to love. And healthy chews and toys for great entertainment for when those relatives take over your house. Or they make an unbeatable hostess gift if you are visiting friends with pets!

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

Call Us: 434.296.7048
Email Us

Weekdays 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am-3:30pm
After hours or Sunday by pre-arranged appointment.

By appointment, from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Closed Sunday. Your dog asked to play!