HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Americans spent more than $55 billion on their pets in 2013, but owning an animal doesn't have to cost a fortune. A store in Henrico will help you pamper your pooch for about half the price.
It's long been used to sell children's clothes and furniture - now you can find just about everything your animal needs on consignment.
"I take anything with an animal on it and any pet-related items," said Elizabeth Elliot.
Elliot has been selling deeply-discounted pet products and animal items at 4 ur Pets Consignment and More for two years. Clients bring her their animal products, and she sells them for about half of what you'd pay retail.
"This one just came in. This was brand new, still has the tag on it. It was $48.99 and we have it priced at $25," said Elliot.
She has leashes, food bowls, training crates and doggie doors. Most items are consigned, but she's got new products as well. Elizabeth supports local artists by featuring their unique animal art in her store. If it's animal related, she's probably got it.
She's got a waiting list of items her customers are looking for.
"Baby gates, dog crates, dog beds, cat towers," said Elliot.
So if you've got one collecting dust, it could be making you money.
"Anybody wants to clean out their attic or garage and don't need things anymore, then this is a good place to come," said Elliot.
Elliot's goal with this store was to lessen the chance that a pet owner would have to give up an animal over money issues.
"They can come here and get inexpensive bowls, leashes, collars, brushes. I'm hoping to help people keep their animals that they love," said Elliot.
4 ur Pet Consignment and More is on Clarke Road just off of Lakeside Avenue. It has upcoming free family events on the store's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/4URpet