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Inspirational Pet Quotes: Part 2

Do these quotes remind you of your companions? They made us smile and we hope that they brighten your day too. For even more inspirational pet quotes, visit our Pinterest board: http://bit.ly/InspirationalPinterest

Beware of Thanksgiving Trickery

Thanksgiving is a great time to gather with your family, and that includes family pets.  Just be careful that you don’t end up in a sticky situation.  Dare to say no to their shenanigans and cuteness because in the end, the best thing you can do for your pet is have their best interest [...]

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 [...]

Marco’s Adoption Story

Every month, we’ll feature a rescue/adoption story from one of our associates here at Petco HQ.    This month, we’d like to share the story of Marco, a handsome Bichon who went from roaming the mean streets of Van Nuys  to strutting his stuff down the pooch lovin’  halls of the Petco offices.

At Petco, [...]

Otis Finds a Home…Finally

Returned three times, Otis was about to be euthanized when a miracle happened.

This story comes from Petco’s online adoption partner, Petfinder.com

Otis’s days were numbered. He’d been at the shelter for quite some time and, in fact, had been adopted three times and returned each time.

Returned three times, Otis was about to be euthanized when a miracle happened.

He was good looking and well mannered, so just what was it that caused him to be on the short list for euthanasia? Continue reading »

Fall Safety Tips for Your Pet

Out for a Walk by Petco Associate Deri Prichard

Out for a Walk by Petco Associate Deri Pritchard

After a particularly hot and humid summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than when the air turns crisp and the heat is finally OFF! However, the brisk air and colorful fall leaves also bring a variety of health hazards for your pet. Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe:

  • No acorns! Squirrels, mice, birds and deer may all enjoy the bounty of your giant oak tree, but your dog cannot. Acorns are highly toxic for dogs, as is any standing water that contains oak leaves. If you have oak trees on your property, you may want to keep  your pet away from the area while those acorns drop. And always keep an eye on your pup. If you see him or her chewing on acorns, you may want to call your vet–just in case. Acorns can cause Continue reading »

A Dog’s Declaration

Written by Meghan Scott (PETCO Foundation Star Supporter)

There comes a time in every dog’s life when the rules of everyday life imposed by masters everywhere simply becomes to much. It is at this time that dogs must band together to help our humans see the light and impose changes for a better life.

From this day forward these wrongs among others will no longer be tolerated. It is time that our barks no longer be ignored and silenced. Instead they should be heard and understood to create stepping-stones to a new world.

We realize that there may be a few misunderstandings due to our actions and we will take responsibility for clearing those up. Muddy paws are not meant to be a mess or inconvenience. They are simply our version of artwork for you placed on the floor instead of paper. When we chew up your shoes or clothes it is not Continue reading »

Associate Pics of the Week – 6/4/10

All of the following pictures were submitted by PETCO associates. Check out the captions below the pictures to see where that associate works.

Meet Oreo - photo by Kim from the PETCO headquarters in San Diego, Calif.


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Associate Pics of the Week – 4/16/10

Natural Neighborhood Fesitval - photo by Angela from the PETCO store in Lakewood, Calif.

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Natural Neighborhood Festival


A Doggie Yoga Pose

Grass in a parking lot? Yup. I thought it was a little weird, but the dogs loved it. You could see it in their faces when they entered through the gate at the PETCO Natural Neighborhood Festival in Santa Monica, CA.

“Concrete, concrete, concrete, concrete, concrete, concr… whoa… GRASS!!! Woo Hoo! ”

Check out all the pictures below.

Featured at the event were information stations for dog nutrition, dog training, and grooming; an adoption booth and doggie activity/obstacle course from the Heigl Foundation; a doggie massage station; partner booths from PETCO natural food vendors Solid Gold, Wellness, Natural Balance, Blue Buffalo, and Halo; talks from Dr. Marty Becker and Tracy Hotchner, skateboarding antics from Tillman and Friends; and (my favorite part) doggie yoga with Amy Stevens.

Yes, doggie yoga is a real thing. And no, I didn’t believe it until I saw it for myself. You’ll have to believe me when I say Continue reading »