Fluvanna County's complete pet food & supplies store, plus expert, professional dog grooming.


Happy Tails has prices on better brand dog & cat foods. Show your love by feeding them right!


Please call 434-589-0846 for grooming information. Grooming is by appointment only, Monday thru Saturday.

Welcome to Happy Tails

Fluvanna County’s complete pet food & supplies store, plus expert, professional dog grooming.

Happy Tails has prices on better brand dog & cat foods that compare favorably to the “big box” stores in town. Just because we are local, convenient and helpful doesn’t mean you have to pay more. Check us out!

194-A Turkeysag Trail
Palmyra, VA 22963

Store Hours:
Weekdays 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Closed Sunday – Play With Your Pets Today!

Monday – Saturday by appointment
Nail trimming on a walk in basis
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 4:00. after 4:00 call ahead.

Products The Staff Likes (well, their dogs mostly)

Karen (Owner)

My dog, Gabe, finds the Thundershirt very comforting during the loud noises of thunderstorms and fireworks. For Gabe's anxiety, it really works. As an older dog, Gabe also likes Zuke's Hip Action daily hip and joint support treats. With 3 big dogs, Gabe, Reno and Lily, in the house things to chew on are valued. They all like the filled bones and that will keep them busy for a while, especially when the weather doesn’t cooperate and prevents our daily walk. Lily loves her textured Nylabone Ring.

Regina (Groomer)

I love Nupro. Nupro is a vitamin supplement that comes in a powder form which can be sprinkled dry onto food or mixed with water to make a gravy. I’ve been using Nupro for over 10 years and it has made my dogs’ coats nice and shiny. I use the “silver” because of the joint support. I have also found it useful in nursing sick dogs back to health. It has all those great vitamins which had helped so much. Plus, because it can be made into a gravy, it can be added to a sick dog’s food to entice him/her to eat.


Indie Anna Joan LOVES her Huggle Hounds toys. She has accumulated quite a collection. They are constructed with a sport-mesh layer of fabric in the middle, so they are more durable than other plush toys.

Gail (Groomer)

The treats my dogs love the most are Plato Salmon Strips and Evanger’s Grain Free Buffalo treats. For food, I have discovered the best food for my dogs is the Ancestry (made by Sammy Snacks), Grain Free Salmon food.

Crissy (Groomer/Bather)

My German Shepherd, Paige, just LOVES her new food, Orijen Chicken formula. Paige loves the taste, I love the quality. Paige has seemed so much healthier, her skin and coat look great and she no longer has that “doggie smell” since changing food.

Minnie, our Chihuahua mix rescue is doing wonderfully eating Blue Buffalo Basics in the Salmon/Potato formula. She needed a limited ingredient food and loves it. Nupro (a vitamin supplement) is another favorite of the dogs. We use the “silver” which has the added benefit of glucosamine for joint health.

We Offer…

Healthy Dog & Cat Foods
Expert Grooming with 3 Professional Groomers
Pet Supplies
Yummy Treats for Dogs & Cats
Leashes & Collars
Crates & Beds
Seasonal Outerwear
Frontline Plus, K9 Advantix, Natural Defense, and herbal flea & tick remedies
Health Aids & Nutritional Supplements
Large Selections of Dog & Cat Toys
Dishes & Bowls, Pet-themed Gifts
Small Animal Foods
fish food
bird food
wild bird food

Dog & Cat Foods from… (FBP=Frequent Buyer Program)

Acana (FBP)
Orijen (FBP)
Blue Buffalo (FBP)
Blue Wilderness (FBP)
Blue Basics (FBP)
Sammy Snacks (FBP)
Ancestry by Sammy Snacks (FBP)
Canidae (FBP)
Verus (FBP)
Zignature (FBP)
Taste of the Wild
Premium Edge
Holistic Select
Wellness CORE
Merrick Grain Free
Whole Earth Farms

California Natural
Nutro Ultra (FBP)
Nutro Natural Choice (FBP)
Science Diet
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30 brands of dog food at Happy Tails are listed on The Whole Dog Journal’s list of healthiest dry foods. Our brands are a step up from the mediocre ingredients of supermarket or mega-stores, and light-years healthier than the “big box” discount stores. Prove it to yourself by reading those ingredients. Stop on in and compare.

Wondering how to choose a quality pet food?

Happy Tails is here to help you choose that quality pet food or upgrade from a supermarket or big-box store brand?

First, come in and talk to us, and bring the ingredient label from your current brand. Together, we will go over the ingredients that the manufacturer used, talk about the good stuff and the yucky stuff (if any), discuss pricing issues (and frequent buyer brands), and help you choose something healthy.

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Frequent Buyer programs save you money. For your convenience, we track your frequent buyer purchases. It feels great to get a free bag of your dog or cat’s favorite brand.

Frequent buyer savings available on: Acana, Orijen, Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, Sammy Snacks, Ancestry, Canidae, Verus, Zignature and Nutro. Don’t worry about keeping track, we manage your frequent buyer program here in the store.