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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 with more than 50 years of service to pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World...