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Welcome to for the love of pete! a chic pet boutique in Richmond, Va. on “The Avenues” at Libbie and Grove. The boutique offers a unique, relaxed atmosphere where you can both find essentials and pamper your pets. Dogs and owners are encouraged to shop and frolic in the boutique and private garden at leisure. Feel free to socialize with other pets and pet lovers as you peruse treats, toys, and other goodies your dog or cat deserves.
322 Libbie Avenue (between Grove & York)
Mon-Fri 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

For more information, please call 804.288.3674 or email

About Us

for the love of pete! celebrates pets and their people in a warm, customer focused atmosphere.

for the love of pete! in Richmond, Va. at "The Avenues on Libbie and Grove" opened in the fall of 2003. Inspired by her beloved rescued pets, owner Maureen Mulligan hopes to enhance the lives of pets and the people who love them. To that end, a portion off all sales are donated to local area animal charities and rescue groups.

Maureen moved to Richmond Va in the summer of 2004 with three rescued cocker spaniels, Tiffany, Scooter, and Rudy. Although they are now in doggie heaven, Maureen rescued three more dogs, Muffin, Bucky, and Ellie Mae.  She still has Ellie Mae and Bucky.

We carry a wide selection of collars, leashes and harnesses, as well as grooming items, treats, beds for dogs of all sizes, toys, bowls, feeders, gift items such as frames, mugs, and candles, artwork, and handcrafted items made by local artisans, including breed specific pillows and embroidered antique linens.  Stop in to view the unique artwork and note cards created from photos of pets. Visit our topiary garden and ask about your favorite breeds. Most of the antiques used for displays in the store to create a welcoming atmosphere are for sale. New items arrive daily so our web site has only a fraction of the items we have in the store, so please call us at 804-288-3674 to check on availability.   We hope you have a chance to visit soon!

For the love of pete! has been featured in a number of magazines, including Richmond's West End's Best Magazine, Boomer, and The Daily Kibble. For the love of pete! was also recognized as one of the best southern pet boutiques by Southern Living Magazine and was voted "best of Virginia 2012" By Virginia Living.

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