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What the company is doing

Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., or simply Petco, is a US pet products supplier. It has corporate offices in San Diego and San Antonio. Petco is a health and wellness company that tends to improve the lives of animals, pet parents, and company partners. Since its founding in 1965, new standards in animal welfare have been set. Extensive wellness solutions have been provided through Petco products and services, and communities have been developed that reinforces the link between pet and pet parent.

How big it is

Petco has an extensive network of more than 100 in-store veterinary clinics throughout the US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, offering a full on-line pet health and wellbeing resource at and on the Petco App.

The history of the brand

The company was founded as a veterinary supply in 1965. Its services could be ordered by post. Leonard Green & Associates and TPG Capital purchased the business in 2000.

In 2004, Petco acquired the naming right to San Diego Baseball Center, which then became the Petco Park. The corporation settled on a $60 million payment for 22 years for the San Diego Padres. It was one of the highest prices charged for obtaining naming rights for a baseball park at that time.

Since 2004, Jim Myers was President and CEO of the group, and in 2016 he retired. Brad Weston became the next president and chief merchant of the company. Petco opened a corporate support center at San Antonio in 2011 of 116,000 square feet. The center employed about 400 workers and was run together with its corporate center based in San Diego. Ron Coughlin, a Hewlett-Packard veteran and executive director of PepsiCo, took over as CEO in June 2018.

Business directions

Petco is a leading dealer of organic food and supplies for animals. Many stores sell pet supplies, vocational photography, and a full-service salon, as well as propose advanced dog training.

Key facts about the company

Since its establishment in 1999 to encourage and enhance the protection of accompanying animals, the Petco Foundation, an autonomous, not-for-profit organization, has invested more than 280 million dollars. The company also managed to find homes for more than 6.5 million animals along with the Petco Foundation - an autonomous non-profit organism - and through in-store adoption activities.

Mission and vision

Since 1999, millions have been invested in adoption and veterinary care initiatives, spay and neuter programs, research into pet cancer, and countless other life-saving measures – investing wisely always in life-saving organizations. We contribute to bringing pets with caring families every day in collaboration with animal protection groups and 1,500 Petco stores around the country.

Petco's vision is summarized in six words, describing this leading retailer of luxury pet food, equipment, services, and animals for accompaniment. These words are Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. Their conviction is that animals enrich our lives, support our societies, and make the world a better, happier environment.

Typical Hours of Operation

Mo 10:00 - 18:00
Tu 10:00 - 18:00
We 10:00 - 18:00
Th 10:00 - 18:00
Fr 10:00 - 18:00
Sa 10:00 - 18:00
Su 10:00 - 18:00

Locations: 1521 locations in 50 states and 1055 cities.


  • Pet Food
  • Dog & Cat Grooming & Supplies
  • Pet Stores
  • Pet Grooming
  • Dog & Cat Furnishings & Supplies
  • Aquariums & Aquarium Supplies

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