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In 1965, UPCO was founded as a mail-order veterinary supplies business in San Diego, California...

In 1991, The company introduces Red Ruff and Blue Mews as its official logo mascots...

In 2000, Petco goes private in leveraged buyout by Leonard Green Partners and Texas Pacific Group...

In 2010, Petco and the Petco Foundation partner to launch the first National Pet Food Bank, designed to help financially struggling families keep their pets. The company becomes a founding sponsor of HABRI...

Today, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets...


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