Our Organization

Animal Connections is an all-volunteer rescue group who matches homeless animals with people through our foster-to-adoption program.

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Adopt/Become a Foster Parent

Our foster families are located in Charlottesville and surroundings.

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Happy Tails

View dogs that have previously found their forever homes.

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MEET OUR FEATURED DOG: GODDARD

Goddard is a Shih Tzu mix that weighs approximately 12 pounds and is around 10 years old. He came to the organization after his owner became ill and could no longer take care of him. He is house trained, walks well on the leash and is a world class cuddler! He has recently passed basic obedience class with ease and will soon be starting intermediate obedience class. Goddard also loves cats. Bordering on obsessive, he loves to watch cats and be very close to them. Although he will chase them when they run, he never shows aggression toward them. Alternatively, having been the only dog in his previous residence, he does not seem to care for the company of other dogs; growling at other dogs when they invade his personal space.

Goddard also does well in his home with visitors. He will often be found sitting on a visitors lap in the home shortly after their arrival, but does not like being approached by strangers. If approached to quickly, Goddard will growl and nip at the stranger. For this reason we do not suggest a home with small children. Although he has some quirks, this dog would make a great companion for someone who is willing to work with him.

Our adoption fee is $200.00, which includes all vaccines, heartworm test and spay/neuter.

If you are interested in Goddard or any of the other Animal Connections dogs please email us for more information or an application!

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The Humane Society of the Untied States estimates that of the 6-8 million cats and dogs that enter U.S. shelters each year, only 30% are reclaimed by their owners. Of those, approximately four million are euthanized. This equates to approximately one animal being euthanized every 8 seconds. Animal connections is a non-profit organization which rescues dogs, often from high-kill shelters, and fosters them until they find their forever homes. Recently we have taken on harder cases, including several sick and injured dogs. Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Donations and fosters are both currently needed. With your help we can continue our mission to minimize the number of dogs euthanized each year in shelters and find them their forever homes. The dogs shown here are in foster care. They often can be seen on weekends in Charlottesville at PET SUPPLIES PLUS (on Rt. 29 S and Greenbrier Dr.) HARRIS TEETER (Barracks Rd. Shopping Ctr.) or SPECIAL EVENTS Locations
Donna Bilko
Donna BilkoMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Hi! Our Daisy (formerly known as Fawn) wants all the folks at Animal Connections who remember her, to know that she is loved and happy. Especially during martini time! She does this every time! 💕
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Sassy went to the vet today and we found out she is pregnant! She will not be available for adoption until her puppies are born and weaned (about three months from now). Please note we are not accepting applications for the puppies at this time - we will update Facebook as they are born and grow up! We will also get better pictures of her as she settles in.
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Thanks Cara for the cute pictures of little Bodi. So happy you gave him a loving home.
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Foster home needed for this Thursday.
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Looking for a foster home for 2 year old female Corgi/Shelty mix. We prefer a home without cats. Contact Karin 434-242-9925
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Roo has been having the best time with her new family. We are SO grateful that they chose adoption and welcomed this smart, active girl into their home!
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
My foster Mommy says that I am a sweet boy but some people may not want me or may not be able to have me if I am listed as being a pit bull. So she decided to find out what breed I am for sure. She says this DNA test will tell me who my ancestors were and may help me get adopted faster. Anyone want to take a guess on my breed mix?
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Hi, 🐕 (Woof) I'm Buttons, the scruffy little Terrier mix and this is my daughter Mae, say HI Mae (Woof) Hi! 🐕 I am 4 years old and Mae is 3 years old. We weigh approx. 8-10 lbs (which is the perfect size for us to fit right on your lap 💜)
We are on a mission to find our forever home. We LOVE people, other dogs, cats and kids, you could say we love everyone. We love to give kisses and love to cuddle and help keep you warm on cool nights like tonight. So please, pass our post around to all your friends and family and help us find that special place for us to call home.
And if anyone is interested in fostering with this wonderful place that rescued us, that would be amazing. They are always rescuing new dogs and can use some help with showing them love and affection.
To find out more about us send a message to kstraley.ac@gmail.com or give her a call at 434-242-9925.
We hope to hear from you soon
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Roo got adopted by the most lovely couple today. We wish their little family all the best!
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Roo (second from left) and Gibson (far right) learned some basic obedience at their foster home today. Both are very food motivated and easy to train!
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
Snowflake and Jingles doing fab.
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Animal ConnectionsMay 28th, 2017 at 2:43am
ADOPTION EVEN TODAY SATURDAY MAY 6TH!
Come to the Batesville Parade and Village Fair today and meet these great dogs available for adoption! It's great fun for the whole family! We will be at the Biggest Little Parade that starts at 11am, and then at the Village Fair until 2pm in Batesville, VA. Rain or shine!