April 18, 2014 1:39 PM ET

Specialty Retail

Company Overview of PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

Company Overview

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of pet supplies. It offers dog supplies, such as beds, bowls, feeders and waterers, collars, harnesses and leashes, crates, kennels and carriers, dog food, gates and doors, dog houses, and steps and ramps; cat supplies, including beds, bowls, feeders and waterers, carriers and crates, cat food, flea and tick control supplies, furniture, litter boxes, and stain and odor control products; and Fish supplies, which include air pumps and accessories, aquarium filters, feeders, fish tanks and aquariums, food, hoods and lighting, protein skimmers, and stands and furniture. The company also provides small animal supplies that comprise bedd...

9125 Rehco Road

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 1965

9,900 Employees

Phone:

858-453-7845

Fax:

858-784-3489

Key Executives for PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 55
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 68
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 55
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. Key Developments

Pankey Family Files Lawsuit against Petco Animal Supplies Inc over Bacterial Infection Allegedly from Child's Pet Rat

The death of a 10-year-old San Diego boy from a bacterial infection he reportedly got from his pet rat prompted his family to sue retailer Petco, saying they want to raise awareness among parents. Attorney John Gomez told that his firm filed the lawsuit in San Diego County seeking an unspecified amount for the suffering endured by the Pankey family, whose son, Aidan, died June 12, 2013, hours after he was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pains. The San Diego County medical examiner's office ruled that the cause of death was streptobacillus moniliformis infection, commonly known as rat-bite fever, after exposure to an infected rat. According to the lawsuit, the rat appeared safe. But the lawsuit says Petco should have known about the rodent's health and did not adequately test for the disease. It also says that negligence led to the boy's death, which has caused his parents, Andrew Pankey and Vanessa Sauer, emotional and economic hardship, and that the retailer did not post adequate warnings about the potential risks, especially for children.

Petco Presents at ETail West Conference 2014, Mar-03-2014 through Mar-06-2014

Petco Presents at ETail West Conference 2014, Mar-03-2014 through Mar-06-2014. Venue: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Mar-04-2014, Mike Ritter, VP Global eCommerce. Mar-05-2014.

Petco Opens First Store in Mexico

Petco has opened its first store in Mexico and announced plans for continued expansion in Mexico and Latin America through a previously announced joint venture with Grupo Gigante of Mexico. Together, the companies plan to open as many as 50 Petco stores in Mexico and Latin America by 2020. Terms of the joint venture were not disclosed. During a grand opening ceremony in Guadalajara on October 25, company executives were on hand to mark the occasion.

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