Petco Opening 13 New Stores in September

by Katie Lee

San Diego — In keeping with its fast-paced 2016 growth plan, which includes 34 new Petco stores and one new Unleashed by Petco year-to-date, Petco will open 13 new Petco stores across the country and relocate one store in Paso Robles, Calif., in September. In addition, the company will also transition 31 existing Unleashed by Petco stores to smaller format Petco stores this month.

The rebranding of 31 select Unleashed by Petco stores are located primarily in Colorado, Georgia and Texas. The stores will transition to smaller format Petco stores to best meet consumer demands. In addition, based on consumer feedback and demand, will transition to become an informational site for consumers, with all online product sales moving to

The former Unleashed by Petco locations will continue to operate as smaller format Petco stores and will include most of the same brands, products and amenities — such as self-serve dog wash and dog training services — that are available under the Unleashed by Petco banner.

The Unleashed by Petco store concept — paired with both traditional and smaller footprint Petco stores — remains a vital part of Petco’s growth plan. Following the transition, the company will operate more than 85 Unleashed by Petco locations nationwide.

Petco operates more than 1,470 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit


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