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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- With more than 55 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners.