PETCO Acquires 29-Store Complete Petmart Pet Specialty Chain

Stores continue to serve local communities, Extend PETCO’s presence in Ohio, northern Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia

DAYTON, Ohio (June 8, 2011) – PETCO and Complete Petmart, an Ohio-based pet specialty chain, announced today that PETCO has purchased all assets of Complete Petmart, including its 29 stores. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The [...]

PETCO™ Hosts National Adoption Weekend to Help the 5-7 Million Animals Entering Shelters Yearly

The Blue Buffalo Company to Sponsor Pet Adoptions and Help Raise Money for Pet Cancer Research May 14-15

WHAT: To help the 5-7 million companion animals that enter shelters every year find homes, every PETCO™ store nationwide will host pet adoption events the weekend May 14-15, 2011. The events will provide animal lovers across the nation the chance [...]

PETCO Hosts National Pet Adoption Weekend to Help the 5-7 Million Animals Entering Shelters Yearly

Nutro to Sponsor Pet Adoptions February 19-20

WHAT: To help the 5-7 million companion animals that enter shelters every year find homes, EVERY PETCO store will host National Pet Adoption events the weekend of February 19-20, 2011. The event will provide animal lovers across the nation the chance to meet many adoptable pets, learn about area animal adoption [...]

PETCO Stores Sending Pet Fur to Help Gulf Oil Cleanup

Nearly 1,000 Grooming Salons Expect to Ship up to a Ton of Donated Fur Daily

SAN DIEGO (May 7, 2010) – PETCO today began shipping donations of pet fur from its grooming salons to aid in creating absorbent booms to soak up and remove oil from Gulf of Mexico waters.

The company has engaged its nationwide network of [...]

Monthly Media Tip Sheet

March 2010
Allergies keeping you from getting a dog? – PETCO offers grooming tips to help

Dander is what causes most pet-related allergies for people and depending on breed and coat type, dogs will have more or less than others. Overall proper grooming, grooming tools and nutrition/supplements are all key to keep shedding and dry skin “dander” under [...]

Media Contacts & Policies

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Petco Corporate Communications
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Covering Store Events
If you’re interested in covering a local or national store event in your area (including: Meet the Critters, Photos with Santa, etc., as well as adoption [...]

Variety Pet Foods Give Canines a Reason to Be Thankful

A new line of canned dog food from Variety Pet has arrived in PETCO stores just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. These formulas give pampered pooches a way to join the family during the holidays year-round with a variety of fun human-like all-natural food flavors – like the Thanksgiving Dinner recipe.Every two-pack of Variety Pet [...]

PETCO Opens in Kona Commons, Celebrates Landmark Store in Hawaii

Forty-three years into its history, PETCO now has a store in Hawaii – and in all 50 states.

This is an exciting milestone for the entire PETCO family. Not only are we opening a store in the last of all 50 states, but we’ve been officially blessed and welcomed as the first pet specialty retail chain to [...]

PETCO Foundation Deploys Help Where Needed in Ike’s Aftermath

In the wake of Hurricane Ike, our nonprofit arm, the PETCO Foundation is working with Town Lake Animal Center, the agency coordinating the animal welfare response in the Houston area, as well as other groups in Texas, to provide food and supplies to meet the needs of companion animals affected by the storm.

We’ve provided crates, dog [...]

PETCO, Natural Balance Team Up with Guide Dogs of the Desert

June is Natural Balance month at PETCO and as part of the new partnership between Guide Dogs of the Desert (GDD), PETCO and Natural Balance, PETCO stores in Southwest are now asking pet parents to “round up” their purchases to benefit GDD.

The program kicked off Sunday, June 1, and will run through Sunday, June 22. In [...]