Asheville’s Favorite Pet Supply Store
We believe in nutritionally appropriate foods for dogs and cats. We do extensive research to provide healthy options for all breeds, ages, lifestyles and budgets! Our staff is highly trained, and ready to provide all the expert advice you need in picking the best foods and products for your pet. Patton Avenue Pet Company is a full service pet supply store, so whether it’s food, gear, treats or toys that you need, we can help you to be the best pet parent you can be! Don’t stock the specific item you’re looking for? Special orders are available through all of our vendors!
In the summer of 2011, Jenna had a vision of a pet supply store that would not only provide goods for the companion animal, but would enhance the relationship between pets and their people. With that, she embarked on the long road to transform an old residential home and a dream into Patton Avenue Pet Company. In December of 2011, the West Asheville location opened for business, providing a retail and learning center for the pet community to enjoy for years to come.
Asheville embraced this “new breed” of pet supply store, and Patton Avenue Pet Company gained a loyal following. Within a few years, the West Asheville store had reached its capacity, and expansion became necessary for the business to keep growing! The universe answered in the form of a spacious and centrally-located building in Downtown Asheville. The outside had been painted decades earlier with murals of dogs and cats, making this new location feel like home before PAPCo even moved in! The Downtown location opened for business in June of 2014, providing a welcome and needed addition to downtown Asheville.
After years of customer requests for a location on the south side of town, Jenna found a perfect third location- for the first time, not on Patton Avenue, but on Hendersonville Road. The South Asheville store brought Patton Avenue Pet Company’s pet nutrition expertise and passion for companion animals to an all new community in Spring 2016.
In late 2017, construction began on a new home for our West Asheville store… on the same property! The new space is over 3 times as large as the previous space and brings tons of new products and opportunities to the West side!
Jenna Yarosh Wilson
Owner and head dog-butt-scratcher, Jenna Yarosh Wilson, has been working with companion animals for over 15 years. In fact, her first job ever was at the local pet supply store in her hometown. Since then, she also held positions at a doggie daycare, a dog grooming salon, a kennel, and an animal shelter, giving her a well-rounded background working in the companion animal field. Her love of animals led her to study Animal Science at the University of Vermont, with a concentration in Companion Animal Nutrition. She was inspired to open Patton Avenue Pet Company after seeing the effects that a healthy, biologically-appropriate diet and a natural lifestyle had on her epileptic dog, Dupree. She began feeding him a balanced raw diet and saw his seizures decrease and his overall health improve! She has lived in Asheville for nearly a decade, happily residing with her husband and their four adopted dogs, Taos (a Lab mix), Penelope (a Terrier mix), Pearl (a Lab/Shepherd mix), and Neville Longbottom (a Terrier mix), cats Lucy and Tobias, and two Red-Foot Tortoises, Jerry and Scarlet.”
General Manager Erica Kilgo was born in Western North Carolina, but spent 10 years living in other parts of the US (always mountains!). She got interested in companion animal nutrition while living in Boulder, CO, when her childhood cat, Tiger, was diagnosed with kidney disease. With a good diet, Tiger lived to be 21 years old, and Erica continued down the rabbit hole, always collecting new information on cat and dog nutrition, behavior and rescue. She has loved working at PAPCo since 2013, and currently lives with her fiance, their five dogs, two cats and an ever-changing collection of foster animals. She hopes to add more species of four-legged friends to the family over the next few years.
Manager April Schooley-Jones is a NJ native who has been lucky to call WNC home for the last 4 years. Growing up around bouncy boxers, April has a great love of all animals..mellow and crazy alike. She joined the companion animal world after 11 grueling years spent in hot kitchens and couldn’t be happier. Between her education in the nutritional science realm and her experience at home with 3 dogs, 3 cats, and a dozen hens, April loves helping folks pick out the best food and toys for their best friend!
Born and raised in the southern foothills of North Carolina, West Asheville Store Manager Billy Wilson spent his childhood surrounded by love and animals. This fostered a lifelong love and compassion for animals that eventually led to working in animal rescue giving care to shelter animals and working with animals with behavioral issues. He carries this care and knowledge into his current role helping pet parents keep their pets healthy and happy. In his free time, Billy is still surrounded by love and animals, mostly from his wife, four dogs, two cats, two tortoises, and the occasional turkey.