Petco is a pet retailer in the United States that offers pet supplies and services. It is the second-largest pet retailer in the United States, behind only Petsmart. Petco was founded in 1965 by Harry Brandt and Frank Buffington in San Diego, California.
The company began as a purveyor of pet supplies and soon added grooming services and pet adoptions. In 2000, Petco was acquired by Petsmart, but was spun off again in 2015.
Today, Petco is headquartered in San Diego and has over 1,500 stores across the United States. The company employs over 26,000 people and offers a variety of services for pets, including grooming, training, veterinary care, and pet adoptions. Petco also has a wide selection of pet supplies, including food, toys, bedding, and health products.
In addition to its brick-and-mortar stores, Petco operates an online store at Petco.com. Customers can shop for pet supplies and services, as well as view information on adoptable pets, find a nearby store, or learn more about the company.
Who is Petco owned by?
As of 2015, Petco is owned by CVC Capital Partners and TPG Capital. These two private equity firms acquired Petco from Petsmart for $4.6 billion.