top of page


The Animal Connection

Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 12.14.22


San Francisco's Largest Independent Pet Store and Rescue

The Animal Connection was established in 1987, and is San Francisco's largest 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 people and their pets. Our staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and extremely passionate about animals. 

Not only do we provide expert advice and carry amazing premium products, but we also board and groom small mammals, birds, and reptiles!


Premium Supplies

We carry premium and progressive dog and cat diets. We also offer a huge selection of dog & cat toys and supplies. Our high quality live and frozen foods for reptiles, amphibians and fish are readily available and fairly priced! Grab some top of the line cages, accessories and toys to spoil your feathered friend! We offer name brand pelleted foods as well as bulk and packaged seeds. We have rescue guinea pigs, rats, and hamsters as well as cages supplies and behavioral enrichment items for when you take home your new furry friend! We have rescue reptiles including, but not limited to, leopard geckos, crested geckos, bearded dragons, veiled chameleons, and corn and king snakes. 

Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 2.32.42 PM.png


Animal Welfare

Animal welfare is a passion of ours. If you're thinking about taking home a pet, our expert staff will pair you up with the right animal for you! We do NOT sell dogs, cats, or rabbits and always suggest adoption. These are the top three animals that occupy shelters. We do not support breeding mills! We work closely with rescue organizations and local breeders to save as many animals as we can. Support rescue and responsible breeding by going to The Animal Connection!

bottom of page