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About Us

About the Owner

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.


What we carry

We carry a wide selection of merchandise that we can fit to any dog from the tiniest Chihuahua to the largest Great Dane:

  •  Collars

  • Leashes

  • Harnesses

  • Grooming items

  • Treats

  • Beds

  • Toys

  • Bowls

  • Frames

  • Mugs

  • Candles

  • Artwork

  • Breed specific pillows

  • Antique embroidered linens

  • Note cards

  • Sweaters and Jackets

 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.



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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