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Winter Storm Impact on Petco Stores in the Midwest & Cold Weather Tips for Pets

Please be advised that the following stores are closed due to government issued mandates: Merrillville, IL Highland, IN   We have made the decision to also shut down all of our stores in Indiana and Missouri as of this evening.  Please plan accordingly.  If you are an associate and require more information or have [...]

Love is Ageless – By Lori Fusaro

[caption id="attachment_8505" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sunny and her sister Gabby[/caption] I’m a professional pet photographer and have been photographing pampered pets for over a decade. I am blessed to have a job that allows me to combine my two passions—animals and photography. But part of me felt like I could be giving more to the [...]

Meet Brent Morgan and the Two Best Decisions He Ever Made

[caption id="attachment_8335" align="alignleft" width="198"] Brent and Charlie[/caption] Brent Morgan and his family are the $50,000 Grand Prize Winners of the Petco Great Ones contest.  We were lucky enough to fly out to Madison, Alabama, where we presented  them with the check and got to know them a little better. Upon his return to San [...]

Top Ten Tips When You Take Your Dog to the Office

[caption id="attachment_8226" align="alignleft" width="297"] The Kurgo Khaki Tru Fit Dual Walking Harness and Seat Belt Harness does double duty.[/caption]   Have you ever taken your dog to the  office? Here are some tips to make it a smooth and enjoyable event: Tip #1: Get the All-Clear from Your Supervisor First. Everyone loves dogs in [...]

Things to Consider if You Plan on Bringing Home a Rabbit This Easter

[caption id="attachment_8027" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Mr. Wilson"][/caption] Spring has officially begun, which means Easter is just around the corner.  If you are thinking of gifting or bringing home a live bunny, here are a few facts you might want to consider first: Temperament and personality vary from rabbit to rabbit, meaning not all rabbits want [...]

Tips for Families with Pets Affected by Winter Storm Nemo

Petco and pet lifestyle expert, Sandy Robins, shares tips for keeping pets safe in the wake of the st As the winter storm Nemo approaches the Northeast, don’t forget about pets in cold weather preparation. Petco and pet lifestyle expert, Sandy Robins, have teamed up to help pet parents be proactive in ensuring their [...]

Helping Pets in Sandy’s Aftermath

It’s been a few weeks now since we faced Hurricane Sandy, and as we continue to move through the recovery phase, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share how Petco and the Petco Foundation are helping animals affected by Sandy. As always in disasters like this, The Petco Foundation has been in [...]

The Story of Blue

[caption id="attachment_7620" align="alignleft" width="450" caption="Photo credit:"][/caption] This is the story of Blue, a sweet 16-year-old pit bull who found himself at the Lancaster Animal Shelter back in March.  He came to the shelter as an owner surrender with a laundry list of issues such as deafness, difficulty walking possibly due to tumors on [...]

Good Nutrition Helps Get Pets Adopted. Here’s Why.

[caption id="attachment_7576" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Halo is committed to helping shelter pets."][/caption] When you think about it, it just makes sense: providing high quality food to shelters and rescues increases the adoption rate. Why? Better food results in healthier pets. Healthier  pets are more adoptable. Halo tested this hypothesis by surveying 85 shelter professionals, who, [...]

Tropical Storm Isaac

Be Prepared: Disasters can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, being prepared can help lessen the stress and help you remain calm so you can take care of your family and pets. When preparing disaster kits for your family, make sure to prepare one for your pets too. Please take a moment to [...]