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.
I'm Pattie Zeller, pack leader of Animal Connection. When Ernie 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.
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 he died at the grand age of 18-1/2 years. 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!
If you're in the Charlottesville area and looking for a great pet supply store, come in and give us a try! We specialize in Southern hospitality and look forward to meeting you and your pets!f you're in the Charlottesville area and looking for a great pet supply store, come in and give us a try! We specialize in Southern hospitality and look forward to meeting you and your pets!