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PETCO is a chain of retail stores that offers pet supplies and services such as grooming and dog training. Founded in 1965 and incorporated in Delaware, it is headquartered in San Diego, California. Its mascots are Red Ruff (dog) and Blue Mews (cat), who both appear on the corporate logo. As of 2010, PETCO had over 1,000 locations in 50 states and the District of Columbia. PETCO opened its first store in Kona, Hawai’i, in the fall of 2008.
Brian Devine is the Chairman of the Board and James Myers is the CEO. Bruce Hall retired as the COO at the end of the 2007 fiscal year. On July 14, 2006, PETCO announced the company would be acquired by two private equity groups, TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners, at a cost of $1.8 billion.