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!
Just before the COVID-19 pandemic, our expansion at our South Asheville location was completed, which included two self-service dog wash tubs!
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 receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from 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 over a decade, happily residing with her husband and co-owner Billy Wilson and their four adopted dogs, Taos (a Lab mix), Penelope (a Terrier mix), Neville Longbottom (a Terrier mix), and Sweetie Pie (a dachshund mix), cat Tobias, and Red-Foot Tortoise, Jerry.
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!