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About PETCO

PETCO Animal Supplies is a holding company for PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, the second-largest US retailer of specialty pet supplies (behind PetSmart). The company boasts about 1,150 stores in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, making it the only pet store to cover the entire US market. The chain sells more than 10,000 pet-related products – more... for dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, birds, and other small animals. PETCO Animal Supplies holding company was formed to create a foundation for the firm's upcoming growth strategies. Founded in 1965, PETCO Animal Supplies is owned by Texas Pacific Groupand Leonard Green & Partners, which took it private in a deal worth $1.8 billion. 

The company is barking up the tree of main rival PetSmart. To that end, in June 2011 PETCO acquired the Complete Petmart chain of 29 stores in Ohio, northern Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Previously, it bought four Superpetz pet store locations in South Carolina, Maryland, and Pennsylvania from grocery chain Weis Markets in 2010. In addition to its superstores, PETCO operates more than 30 smaller format shops, designed for neighborhoods, called Unleashed by Petco (launched in 2009).

Beyond pet supplies, PETCO stores offer services including dog training, grooming, vaccinations, pet photography, insurance and online pet first aid. – less

PETCO Employer Reviews

Dog and Cat Department Manager (Former Employee), VAFebruary 19, 2013
Animal Care Specialist (Current Employee), chicagoSeptember 27, 2012
Grooming Assistant and Store Associate (Former Employee), Manhattan, KSJuly 20, 2014
Inventory Control Manager (Former Employee), Cranston, RIJuly 20, 2014
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 18, 2014

Working at PETCO

  • What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Petco? What do you like best about working at Petco? Are there any great perks o...
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  • I see that the application says "Work Experience" instead of "Employment History" and I don't have formal experience working with animals. Do I just go on listing my other ...
  • Job postings – 8 replies
    This company consistantly posts for positions over and over. I have yet to know anyone that gets a call and they have loads of experience. What are they looking for?
  • I found a job posted by Petco for a full-time sales associate in Greenville, NC. However, I was not aware that there was located here, unless it was fairly new so I used th...