1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At Animal Connection!
2. Meet Animal Connection Owner And Pet Lover Pattie Boden
Pattie’s store started with a need to help her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Ernie, who had developed cancer! Instead of chemotherapy and drugs, Pattie began a raw food routine for her dog. Finding no raw food or supplements easily available, Pattie decided to fill this niche from her garage. Ernie lived a long and healthy life and Pattie is now celebrating her 15th year in business! With a passion for animals, Pattie truly wants what’s best for your pet!
3. Bark Local, Meow Local & Shop Local
At Animal Connection they believe that there is not just one “right” brand of pet food. That’s why they offer over 500 kinds of natural pet foods you can trust. They select food made in the USA with grown grains, USA raised grass-fed/grass-finished meats, cage-free chicken, non-GMO/organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs and prefer those prepared in small USDA approved facilities. Shop Local, grab the best food for your pet and support the Bark, Meow and Shop Local Movement!
4. Holistic Approach
Animal Connection sells holistic products which are gentle, safe and often more effective than drugs. A holistic diet can resolve or prevent allergies, digestive problems, ear infections, hip and joint issues, itchy skin and hot spots, tartar buildup, bad breath, tear staining and immune system disorders. Solutions are based on breed, age, weight, physical activity, medical and diet history, emotional and behavioral issues as all of these factors play a part in how diet affects an animal’s total well being.
5. Nutritional & Behavioral Counseling
Pattie and her staff are well educated and more than happy to help discuss your pet’s physical well being and diet. They will gladly assist with your pet’s behavioral problems, too! These pro’s want what’s best for you and your pets!
6. Amazing Products To Keep Your Pet Healthy
You can find Pattie Boden at the local farmers market each week gathering ingredients for her own pet’s meals! The Downtown Charlottesville, Meade Park, Crozet, Nelson and Stonefield markets have a great selection of fresh meats and veggies that your dog or cat will just love! Come talk to Pattie and find out how you how use fresh meats and seasonal veggies to add to your pet’s existing diet or to create your own perfect pet meals.
7. “Nose To Tail” Care
Nothing takes the place of good grooming, good diet and a clean, pest-free environment. Spending as little as ten minutes a day attending to your pet will yield surprising results and what your pet eats can make a big difference in how they look and smell! With in-store and mobile grooming options, Animal Connection is doing more then just brushing your dog! Grooming is one-on-one with your pet only! Your pet gets the individual attention it deserves!
8. Dog Fest
Each year Animal Connection, in conjunction with other local pet-friendly venders, hosts Dog Fest! Bring your pet and meet with local pet businesses, meet other pet owners or take home a rescue pet! Free treats, goodie bags, raffle baskets, pet photos and refreshments are all available! This year’s Dog Fest will take place on Sunday, October 29 from 1-5 pm at Ix Art Park!
9. Man’s Best Friend
Animal Connection has built a large and loyal following because it’s the one place in town where you can get the education you need to keep your pet healthy and happy! Pattie and team put your pet first! Stop in and learn everything you need to keep your best friend’s tail wagging for life!
10. Clothing, Bedding, Treats And More
Besides all of the great food products that Animal Connection has available, they also carry an amazing selection of stylish pet clothing and collars and comfortable bedding. Their “Wall of Treats” is a variety of the best pet treats you or your pet can imagine!
11. Animal Connection Is An Integrated Part Of The CVille Community
Pattie and her team have paired with local pet businesses to host events where the public can have more outlets to have fun with their dogs! Just as Dog Fest does, she has also hosted Howl-O-Ween and fun annual dog shows to allow your best friend to have more of those doggie playdates they deserve!
11. They Inspire Loyal Customers!
Animal Connection is a natural pet store in Charlottesville, VA, offering holistic pet care products and services for dogs, cats, and horses.