PETCO Opens in Kona Commons, Celebrates Landmark Store in 50th State

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Grand Opening Celebrates First Pet Specialty Chain to Come to Hawaii

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This is an exciting milestone for the entire PETCO family. Not only are we opening a store in the last of all 50 states, but we've been officially blessed and welcomed as the first pet specialty retail chain to open its doors to the Hawaiian community

Forty-three years into its history, PETCO, the nation's leading pet specialty retailer, now has a store in Hawaii - and in all 50 states.

"This is an exciting milestone for the entire PETCO family. Not only are we opening a store in the last of all 50 states, but we've been officially blessed and welcomed as the first pet specialty retail chain to open its doors to the Hawaiian community," said PETCO CEO Jim Myers. "We look forward to serving the community and helping pet parents provide the best possible care for their animals with a wide assortment of great products and services."

Community leaders, including Danny Akaka, a local cultural historian and practicing Kahu minister, welcomed PETCO and its new store, located in the Kona Commons, just north of Kailua-Kona village on the Big Island, with an official Hawaiian blessing on Monday.

The store will also host a three-day grand opening celebration beginning Oct. 3, including a Maile Lei untying ceremony, pet adoptions, special giveaways and a variety of activities to introduce the new store and its team to the Hawaiian community.

PETCO stores and PETCO.com offer a vast and growing selection of premium, natural and organic pet foods, and a wide assortment of high-quality and environment-friendly pet care products, including pet toys, accessories and cleaning supplies.

To find the new store or learn more about PETCO and the PETCO Foundation, visit http://www.petco.com . For the latest news on anything and everything PETCO - from updates about the company to incredible acts of animal kindness, visit PETCOnews.com.

About PETCO
PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. The company operates nearly 950 stores in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at http://www.PETCO.com . The PETCO Foundation, the company's non profit organization, has raised more than $44 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the foundation, PETCO works with and supports more than 5,000 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for nearly 300,000 adoptable animals every year.

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