The Animal Connection

2550 Judah St. 

(corner of 31st & Judah)

San Francisco, CA 94122


Copyright © 2019 The Animal Connection

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Business Hours

Monday-Friday:  11am-7pm

Saturday: 11am-6pm

Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Please call for bird/small mammal groomer availability!

Special Holiday Hours

Fire Donations 2018

What's New!

Plants, Plants, PLANTS!

We're not just animal people, we're also PLANT people! We now have beautiful, locally grown, succulents and cacti, as well as pet-safe terrarium and house plants. Come by to check out our awesome selection!

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Now  Hiring!

We're now hiring part time positions! We're looking for someone who loves animals, doesn't mind cleaning (or bugs!) and likes chatting with customers, clients, and fellow team members! To apply, please email with a resume and a brief cover letter!

Best pet store '18

We were voted #1 pet store in San Francisco by the people of San Francisco through The SF Examiner’s reader’s choice 2018! Thank you to all of our loyal patrons of the store and thank you for supporting your local business. 


"Animal Connection is the best pet and pet supply store ever. The staff truly cares about my pets' health and happiness. Animal Connection's advice offered over the years for my pets - dog, cats, gecko and boa constrictor - ensured my family cared for our pets responsibly and with confidence."

- Rob Strong

About us

 The Animal Connection was established in 1987, and is San Francisco's largest and independent pet store. We are not your typical pet shop. To us, each pet is unique and is family, so we strive to find the perfect fit between the owners and their pets. Our staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and extremely passionate about animals.  


We recently rescued over 250 budgies! Budgies (budgerigars or commonly known as parakeets) make great pets because they don't need a huge amount of space and they are relatively quiet! We'd love to see them all go to great homes. Stop by and meet them!