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Animal Connections

54 Zion Springs Lane
Louisa, VA 23093

Our Mission

Animal Connections is a non-profit 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization that provides pet adoptions in Virginia. Our rescue group matches homeless dogs with forever homes through our Foster-to-Adoption program. Our foster families are located in Charlottesville and the surrounding area.

Although we are not formally affiliated with any particular animal shelter, many of our rescued animals come from high-kill or local shelters. There are many wonderful dogs waiting for good homes. They most often can be seen on weekends in Charlottesville at Pet Supplies Plus (on Rt. 29 S and Greenbrier Dr.), Pet Valu (on Pantops), or other special events locations. Please check out our Facebook page to see our most current events schedule.

Adoption Policy


Not having enough foster homes, means the animals are running out of time. Shelters send us pictures of wonderful dogs but we have to refuse because we don't have a shelter or kennels to keep them. We need YOUR HELP to give these animals some extra time. We can help find a dog that will fit in with you and your home. We can help with the necessities; a crate, a leash and collar, even a bowl and food to fill it with! We need YOU to supply a loving home for a short time.

If you are considering adopting a pet, this is the perfect trial run! You can watch an animal transform from a lonely, unwanted stray to a loving, happy and grateful pet in a wonderful permanent home- be it your home or some other special home. If you want to feel you are making a difference, save a life! While we may not be able to save them all ... with YOUR help, we can save one more.

For adoption and foster applications, please go to:

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