Petco Animal Supplies is a privately held pet retailer in the United States, with corporate offices in San Diego and San Antonio, that sells pets as well as pet products and services. Petco sells or holds for adoption fish, reptiles, small birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, and mice. Pet services include grooming and dog training.
As of 2014, the company operates more than 1,300 locations across the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, including more than 100 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood brand launched in 2009; nine Pooch Hotel locations for pet daycare, boarding, and spa services; and an online shopping destination at petco.com.
"Think Adoption First" is a company philosophy and program, which encourages pet adoption rather than the purchase of companion animals whenever possible. Petco has never sold dogs or cats and, in 2008, the company stopped selling rabbits, as well.
In November 2015, CVC Capital Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board agreed to acquire Petco in a deal worth $4.6 billion. The move follows failed talks between Petco and PetSmart over a merger. The deal is expected to close in early 2016.(Wikipedia)