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
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Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Congratulations Jo-Allyson and Janet! (Cyber & Shadow)
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Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Layla, our newest foster, is slowly learning how great life is being a fur baby and not just a dog. She is a super sweet Shepherd mix that weighs around 35 lbs. Found as a stray, her hair needed to be shaved, but is growing back beautifully. After some care and socialization with people, she should make a great addition to any home. More information to follow on her progress.
Carin Barry
Carin BarryDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Please post and forward...

Desperately looking for volunteers...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/707626956055600/
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Our newest arrival. Meet Babette, a 13 year old poodle mix in remarkably good health. She may not be as fast as she once was, but she turns all puppy when the treats come out. Luckily her age does not stop her from getting and giving love, because she loves everyone! She was relinquished due to her elderly owner no longer being able to care for her. She is now looking for a new lap to lay on. If interested in fostering or adopting her, please let us know.
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
This is a high kill shelter that we have previously worked with in the past. The shelter is full. They are getting a new HVAC system and need to make additional room for the workers to install the new system. This requires them the move 10 dogs from the shelter this week or they may be euthanized. If you are interested in adopting or fostering one of these dogs, please contact Karin Straley or Jen Miller.
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
LOOKING FOR A FOSTER HOME OR FOEVER HOME!
Look at this adorable sweet little lady! Her name is Sugar, and she is a 10 year old Havanese. She is in good health, up to date on all her vaccinations, but looks like she has some broken teeth and could use a dental. Sugar is house trained, low energy and very sweet. She has shown no aggression toward people or dogs. If you are in the Charlottesville, VA area and can foster Sugar or if you would like to adopt her, please email Karin at kstraley.ac@gmail.com
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Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Luna (previous name "London") a black Poodle, see pictures below, is missing since last Friday in Charlottesville, VA in the Key West sub-division, RT. 20 N close to Darden Towe Park. She is very shy, is wearing a name tag with owner's phone number and is micro chipped. Please be on the look-out and call 434-825-9020 or 434-242-9925 should you spot her.
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Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Look at these two love bugs. We're hoping to keep them together. Both are 10 lbs. and less. If you're interested send message to Karin at kstraley.ac@gmail.com
Animal Connections
Animal ConnectionsDecember 7th, 2016 at 4:16pm
Here is the 1st of 2 videos of Cycle and Shadow.