Supporting Pet Adoptions in Charlottesville, VA

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We proudly support local rescues and shelters in Charlottesville and Central Virginia with donations of food, funds and event partnerships. We regularly feature "unsung heroes" on our weekly live Facebook show, What's Barking Local. The show is at no charge to the rescue groups and provides exposure to over 250,000 viewers a week. And, our annual Dog Fest brings together over 45 vendors including 15 large and small rescue groups, for a true celebration of our pet community.

Dogs or Cats offered for foster care or permanent adoption may have an unknown emotional history, dietary imbalance, medical challenge, insufficient grooming, or they may not be trained. We offer behavior counseling so you can help them become adjusted to your home life. We provide transitional food so they can begin to enjoy a better diet. We work with animals who are afraid of grooming and help them have a better experience. Family dog training in private or small group lessons is also available.

Our Pet Community Fund provides monthly donations to area rescue groups and non-profits and free pet food for anyone out of work or in need. We also donate pet food to local food pantries like Meals On Wheels and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. We have many years of relationships with pet food suppliers that can help stretch our donation dollars even further. If you'd like to help or make a donation, please contact Pattie Zeller,

Non-Profits & Rescues who receive our support:

Cat Adoptions

Here in the U.S.A, 70% of animals killed in pet shelters are cats. Local animal shelters and pet rescues teem with adoptable cats and kittens with so much love to give and they need a permanent family. At Animal Connection, our team is dedicated to helping resolve the homeless pet issue by promoting cat adoption groups and providing education on how to get ready and care for your new feline companion.

Dog Adoptions

Congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog or puppy! Not only will you be supplying a dog a loving home, but you'll also be providing a room at an animal shelter for another dog to be rescued, as well! Shelter dogs for adoption are incredible buddies who became the innocents of family catastrophe, unlucky change in circumstances, or irresponsible owners. The necessity for canine adoptions is multiplied by an excess of pet dogs bred for profit, which leads to about 4 million adoptable dogs being put down annually due to overpopulation. Our network of local rescue groups will help you locate the perfect adoptable dog that will shower you with appreciation and devotion for the rest of his life.

What Customers Near Charlottesville Are Saying

At Animal Connection, we love all of our customers from local areas near us! Including, but not limited to, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, North Garden, Scottsville, Zion Crossroads, Lake Monticello, Keswick, Barboursville, Gordonsville, Earlysville, Crozet, Free Union, Lynchburg, and more! 

Come visit our pet supply store in Charlottesville, VA specializing in quality food, treats, apparel, toys, gear, and supplies for cats and dogs.