AVL Pets is an online directory that focuses exclusively on pets and their companions in Asheville, NC. Neighboring Western North Carolina (WNC) towns are covered in our directory as well. Connecting you and your pets is our primary mission.
Founded by pet loving owners, Miguel and Shannon Gonzalez, AVL Pets fills a much needed niche. It caters specifically to one of the country’s most pet-friendly cities, Asheville, NC. And it is not just for dogs but, rather, all your other pets. The largest concentrated collection of links for and about your pets in the area reside in our online directory. We also highlight the uniqueness of the many pet-centric local businesses in the area.
Pets have always been apart of our lives. As a child, Miguel and his siblings grew up around all breeds of dogs. But it did not stop with dogs. Throughout his life he has also lived with cats, birds, reptiles and fish. Shannon also has a love of pets that included dogs, cats and exotic birds, including a Macaw, Cockatoo, and Conure.
Since our move to Asheville, NC on October 2015, we planned on introducing a dog into our lives to share with our 6 year old son, Daren. And recently, we did. On August 2016, we rescued a beautiful 15 month old Border Collie we named Yoshi. And it was not long before we discovered that information about pets in our pet-friendly city was simply difficult to find. We have all the available resources we can ever desire for our pets, but no means of finding them easily. So, the idea of creating such a means was born.
With a background in Information Technology, Project Management and Website Design, Miguel and Shannon set out to create AVL Pets, as the exclusive and comprehensive pet directory for Asheville, NC and surrounding communities. The rest is history.