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History of Aquaponics

Aquaponics may sound like an underwater Cirque du Soleil spinoff but in fact it’s an incredibly efficient farming method that has been around for centuries and is now the basis of a brand new product at Petco.

Aquaponics is a combination of Aquaculture (raising fish) and Hydroponics (growing plants without soil) where fish waste [...]

Going Green Has Gone to the Dogs

It’s hard to imagine that the family dog can have more environmental impact than an SUV, but if pet parents aren’t careful, it can most certainly ring true. Pet lifestyle expert, Sandy Robins, shares her tips on how to reduce a pet’s carbon “paw print” so pet parents can set the new example on [...]

Announcing the Greenwala Pet Channel

My black lab Cyber loves being outdoors almost more than she loves food.  She’s often at my side as we walk to the grocery store, the hardware store, the dog park, and sometimes just for fun!  When going in a store, I “park” her outside, and when I return I’m always pleased to see the new friends she’s made.  Sure, I could drive, but instead I get to share an adventure with my four-legged best friend while reducing my negative impact on the environment.  I also try to lessen my impact on our environment with Cyber by feeding her natural dog food and treats for the best nutrition possible, using compostable waste bags, and buying eco-friendly dog toys.  Ensuring Cyber has a healthy and clean environment to live in is my responsibility as a pet parent, and I know others want the very best for their pets as well.

Cyber at the dog park

Cyber at the dog park

In support of all the green pet parents out there, I’m proud to announce the Greenwala Pet Channel, in partnership with PETCO and our natural food partners!  Greenwala, established a few short years ago, is a rapidly growing online community of Continue reading »

Reusable Bag Fashion

Me and my PETCO bag

Whether it’s my Whole Foods bag, My PETCO bag or my Trader Joe’s bag – I still sometimes find myself forgetting my shopping bag when I hit the stores. I’ve gotten fairly good at putting it back in my car the day after a shopping trip but it [...]

Green Pet Contest – Vote for a Winner

Update 2 – 4/27: Splash the Lab’s parent, Randi, will be donating the $100 gift certificate, plus a matching contribution of $100, to the Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue. You can learn more about Splash on his blog.

Update 1 - 4/27:  Voting is closed. Congratulations to SplashTheLab for submitting the winning entry [...]

Green Pet Contest – Win $100

Update 4/23: Thanks for all the great entries. Check back tomorrow to see the top 5 and help us pick the winner.


In honor of Earth Day we are giving away a $100 gift certificate to the person who is able to finish this sentence in the most creative way:

“My pet [...]

Reusable PETCO Bags Now Available

I am so excited about the reusable bags that PETCO is now carrying at all of our stores nationwide. I feel much better carrying my dog food in one of these instead of doubled plastic bags. The bags are only $1.99 – with all proceeds going to the PETCO Foundation! This is a great [...]