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!

Animal Connections

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
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
I would love to be part of your foster family!
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
Who wants to foster this girl and give her a name!
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
Just saw this of Prince. He was rehomed a few years ago and he is perfect with Freida. I'm glad I was able to bring them together.
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
Trixie: small, young, spayed Feist mix for adoption.
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
It's Pippin! He is a young, tiny Papillon mix for adoption, weighing approx. 6-7 lbs. Let me know if you want an application.
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
If you want to stop by and say HI to the dogs and the volunteers please do!
Ma Le Na
Ma Le NaJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
Karin... story says he only has until Monday to find a home. Can any of ur folks help or foster until his fur-ever can be found? He's in Troy to my understanding.
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
Foxy helps children read by being a good listener. We are very proud of her!
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
ADOPTION EVENT!
Come meet some of our great dogs available for adoption, this Saturday January 14th from 10am-1pm at Petvalu in Charlottesville, VA.
Amy Pfaltz
Amy PfaltzJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
Is anyone available to pick up Trixie at the Pet Motel and take her to the Pet Valu outing on Saturday?
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
Remember Willie and Puddles? Here is a Christmas picture of Cooper and Vida now with their senior furry friend Lucy. Both were so lucky to get adopted together at Cooper Vineyards by Becky and Ray. Thanks so much! You guys are amazing.Happy 2017!
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsJanuary 22nd, 2017 at 10:13pm
Remember Lola, from death row to center stage! Happy life Lola! thank you Julia Parker Lyman for her rescue.