Animal Connection has been the premiere source for holistic pet supplies for Charlottesville and points beyond since opening in Fall 2001, thanks to a Chesapeake Bay Retriever called Ernie.
When he developed cancer at the young age of seven, I decided to forgo traditional chemotherapy and drugs and became a student of Wendy Volhard’s holistic canine therapy and a faithful raw food chef for my dog Ernie.
Because I couldn’t find the raw food and supplements Ernie needed, I left a fifteen year advertising career and decided to use my marketing skills to help people find better resources for their animal companions. It’s a decision I’ve never regretted and my wonderful dog lived eight more years than the vets thought he would.
Ernie was a great companion and ran the store until the ripe old age of sixteen. We’re still searching for another store greeter but you can sure feel his welcoming presence when you come to visit our store. If you’re in Charlottesville and need a pet supply store, come give us a try!