Pet Store in Charlottesville, VA
Pawprints Boutique is a locally-owned, pet supply store and boutique located on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. We offer premium pet food, treats, toys, gifts and apparel for you and your fur baby. We started as a vendor on the Downtown Mall in 2016. We were able to connect with the community but realized we wanted a store front where people could shop with their pets and tell the latest pet stories. In 2017 we opened our pet shop and love our location at Central Place on the Downtown Mall. We host the annual Doggie Howloween treat-or-treat and costume contest which benefits a different local charity each year.
Peek Inside the Store
Meet Our People
Carrie grew up in Northwest PA and moved to Charlottesville for graduate school. In addition to shop owner, she is the UVA ballroom dance faculty instructor and database research manager for neuosurgery at UVA. She is passionate about being involved with the local community and supporting animal rescues and local organization dedicated to the well being of animals. She also loves helping students succeed and constantly learning. She currently owns two cats and one dog. If you stop by the shop on the day she is there, you’ll be greeted by her Shih-Poo, Smyrna, and possibly her cat, Minnie.
"Just a helper"
Jane "Mom" Pledger
Jane Pledger is proudly from West Virginia and Pennsylvania and moved to Charlottesville with her husband of 55 years, Lance Pledger, and her cat, Tabby. Jane worked as a nurse for 46 years before coming to volunteer at various locations in Charlottesville including the Haven and Pawprints. She is Carrie’s mom and can frequently be heard saying, “I’m just a helper,” but we all know that she is a star at the store and beloved by many.
Carol was born and raised in Charlottesville . She enjoys going to the movies with her husband, going on walks on the trails around Charlottesville , and taking naps! She has a 4-year-old tabby named Paws. He is spoiled rotten and has the funniest personality – he likes going in car rides and sometimes thinks he’s a dog! Carol is our #1 employee and keeps everything running smoothly at the store!