Wholesome Animal Grocery Store Avon, Connecticut

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Jordan Ahlstrom

2 years ago

The nicest and most informative pet store owner. Along with a great selection and pricing!

Anon Ymous

2 years ago

Simply a lifesaver! Ken is the best! Seriously, if you've finally realized that commercial cat and dog "foods" are basically poison. If you've finally realized that most vets are killing your cats and dogs with unnecessary vaccines and medications. If you're disgusted when being told by them that a cat or dog's "normal" lifespan is about half of how long they used to live not that long ago. But you don't know what to do next? Then WAGS is the place for you! Do your pets a favor. They deserve good health. WAGS not only sells what your pets need to thrive, they are highly knowledgeable and can advise you, and they are more than happy to!

Bill Pauling

2 years ago

Ken at WAGS has helped us tremendously as new puppy owners - our puppy had some digestive issues and he found us the right food which solved the issue. He is always wiling to talk to us for long periods about health and nutrition as well as behavioral issues with our dog. He is a wealth of knowledge who has clearly done his research and we trust him! We love our vet but feel we get more comprehensive nutritional support from Ken and Susan at WAGS as they've done their research on food, vitamins, etc. Our dog is doing incredibly well and is very healthy because of their advice. Susan Conly is their resident trainer and she is an absolute Godsend - she has helped our puppy with biting, jumping on the couch, and most recently with anxiety issues. Just last night she helped our puppy with some issues with walking and today it's like she's a brand new dog. Susan is the dog whisperer, and she is absolutely amazing. She is worth every penny for the time she invests in helping dogs be their very best. And she knows so much about various products - even grooming products that may have ingredients that aren't safe. She has saved my sanity on more than a few occasions and we highly recommend her!

Jessica Davila

2 years ago

Absolutely love WAGS! Ken is amazing at helping find the right foods, etc for my animals. Ken is very patient with all of my questions and concerns and always has a solution! When Ken isn’t available his staff is friendly, kind and eager to assist.

Jeannette Pursell

2 years ago

Always a enjoyable experience at WAGS!!!

Michele Anderson

2 years ago

Ken always goes above and beyond. Great place, great food, great people.

Kristin Alvarez

3 years ago

Ken always has the time to chat about your animals and find a solution to your needs! We are so lucky to have a small wholesome animal business nearby.

Carolyn A (thimblewhim)

3 years ago

Great store with great service. I switched my pets to a food they recommended and both are doing very well. My very finnicky, old cat loves her new food! She's more energetic and very happy. Thank you WAGS!

Laura Brin

3 years ago

Kenny has been incredibly helpful with the issues I’ve had with my puppy, Max. Max had issues with allergies/itching for months before I first visited WAGS. Kenny has been working with me on figuring out and addressing the root of the problem instead of just trying to cover up the symptoms with conventional medication. Whenever I visit WAGS I know Max’s best interests are at heart- I’ll keep coming back! Thanks Kenny!!

Julia Sherman

3 years ago

They don’t wear masks- not a safe place to shop

Joe Fox

3 years ago

Always a great experience. We receive great professional advice and personal service every time.

Jennifer Mancone

3 years ago

Wonderful store and so helpful!

Geena Becker

3 years ago

Love WAGS! Have been a customer for at least 5 years now. I have two dogs and when I first started going I had 3 dogs. That store is purely organic. The food they sell is THE BEST. My dogs are healthy. My breeds get ear infections. I told Kenny & Susan about the problem and they gave me a probiotic last year to use everyday on the boys and no more ear infections! Very convenient to access and park.

Frank Perrotta

3 years ago

They stock high quality foods and show a genuine interest in helping you meet the needs of your pet. Great service too!

Erin Griffith

3 years ago

It's a long drive for me, but it is worth it! I get my puppy his Farmina N&D puppy food here because the knowledge of the staff is incredible and they are so friendly that it's a delight to walk into the store. Though farmina is more expensive than getting it from chewy, this place is always in stock and I cant ever seem to get what I need from online and Farmina is by far the best u can feed your dog. And like I said, it's worth the trip. And its the only store I can find that sells beef tendon and my puppy LOVES his beef tendon.

Debbie Johnson

3 years ago

I was there today and the owner wasn’t wearing a mask which I find very disrespectful and dangerous to his customers. I will not shop at this store again.

Christopher Benjamin

3 years ago

I love WAGS! Ken is very knowledgeable and is always a great help. It saddened me when I moved farther away from WAGS and can't go to the store on a regular basis. I do stop by and grab supplies whenever I drive through Avon. I highly recommend!

Anna Pfau

3 years ago

We have gotten all of our Pet food and treats from WAGS for a few years now. The service and quality of food are excellent. Ken is great in recommending food choices for our Golden, Henry. Susan is a wonderful trainer who provided insightful tips and tricks to better obedience. We highly recommend WAGS to anyone trying to provide a healthy, happy lifestyle to their furry family members.

Lisa McLoughlin

3 years ago

Always enjoy shopping here. Ken always has a great item to recommend and absolutely great customer service.

Ann Farrell Gallagher

3 years ago

They saved my buddy! He was at deaths door with Kidney disease and I didn’t know what to do. Ken and Sue made some suggestions and they worked! He’s a different pooch. At 13 he still has issues but wow what a difference in him! Thanks so much!

megan sakowski

3 years ago

I just wanted to recommend this holistic value to any of you with pets. After 4k at a vet and no answers as to why my dog's ALT liver enzymes were sky high, not eating or drinking, vomiting and pretty much on the brink of death, I was recommended to call WAGS and speak to Kenny. Kenny and Sue 10000% saved my dogs life. The vet loaded my dog with so many meds at once she was dying. We originally went to vet for arthritis. Not only did Sue make a house call AT NO CHARGE, she told me exactly which food to get, which natural supplements would bring my dog back to life. They are truly a god send and I can't thank them enough. They literally just wanted Emmy better, it was not about me buying ANYTHING from them, although I definitely stocked up on my own. All natural is the only thing I'll ever give my dog from now on. Not saying she's out of hot water but Emmy is here right now to see another day. I'll never stop the fight until the fight has ended. ❤thank you Kenny and Sue

Sarah Faulkner

3 years ago

I stopped shopping at WAGS after the third time visiting when the staff was not wearing masks, when I had specifically asked that they do so on two previous visits. I'd been a loyal customer for years and truly believe in supporting local businesses, but my safety comes before supporting a local business that is so disrespectful. The owner (Ken) on the second time said they generally don't wear masks but would if asked. I'm a science teacher, and I gave him a brief reason why businesses should ALWAYS wear masks, for their own safety as well as customers'. When I came in the next time their clerk was not wearing a mask and I simply left and emailed Ken. He said it was their policy to leave it up to customers to choose, but he fired the clerk. I won't support an organization that so flagrantly disobeys the law, does not respect the health and welfare of their customers, and then blames/fires an employee who was simply following the boss' policy. I now shop elsewhere and hope that Kenny learns from this.

Colin McNeil

4 years ago

This isn't a normal pet supply store. It's specifically a store that sells high quality food options and treats. I went in looking for bulk purina pet food, and the store owner straight up said it was garbage and to get this alternative expensive brand. It felt like we were being upsold, but we took the chance. Well over 6 weeks later, we still have that same cat food for our two cats. I estimate that it was actually cheaper long term to get the brand he recommended. It was 2x the cost, but 5x more nutritional. It was that much more nutritional than what we were getting before. Now we go there exclusively for all our cat's food, and will likely get dog food there in the future.

Elaine Wages

4 years ago

This place is awesome. The owner Kenny truly cares about your pets & animals in general. Very knowledgeable. You won't go wrong by shopping for all your pets needs at Wholesome Animal Grocery. If I could give more than a 5 star rating I would!!!

Sam Irons

4 years ago

Had a lot of information about foods and other pet products, very friendly and fair prices!

Kevin Mccall

5 years ago

Knowledgeable people. Excellent variety

Andrea DiGregorio

5 years ago

The owners are so knowledgeable and they carry only the best foods for your pets. We don’t shop anywhere else.

Bryan Niedermayer

5 years ago

This place is awesome! If you have a pet, come here. Kenny, the man behind the counter is very friendly and extremely helpful. He answered every question I threw at him. Highly recommend WAGS

Gina Palumbo

5 years ago

What a great store and such great products. The owner is super knowledgeable and happy to answer all my questions and made some great suggestions!

I Am Erika

5 years ago

Both Ken and Susan are the most amazing people you will ever meet. My dog was really sick and needed to be on a specific diet and I kid you not... Susan sat on the floor and read every can of dog food with me. Susan help me do research on his condition. They both called to follow up on how my baby was feeling. My only regret was not finding them sooner. They go over and beyond. They really care. So grateful for them.

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Wholesome Animal Grocery Store, Connecticut, Avon

70 E Main St

Business Hours


10 AM - 6 PM


10 AM - 6 PM


10 AM - 6 PM


10 AM - 6 PM


10 AM - 6 PM


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11 AM - 2 PM

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