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Petco Announces Company-wide Paid Parental Leave

During the more than 50 years that Petco has had the privilege of helping pet parents take the best possible care of the pets they love, our knowledgeable, pet-loving employees (we call them partners!) have been this company’s greatest asset and a key business differentiator. Thus, as we continue transforming Petco to become pet parents’ most-trusted partner, investing in engaged, empowered and fulfilled partners is one of our key growth strategies.

Today, I’m thrilled to announce we have expanded Petco’s partner benefits plan to include six weeks of 100% paid parental leave to all eligible Petco partners who welcome a child to their families – regardless of gender, work location or how those families are formed. As firm believers in the great impact and importance of fostering loving family relationships, at Petco, we are proud to support the development of the parent-child bond during the crucial first weeks of a family’s expansion and development.

This is not only a leading move within the retail industry, but also a direct reflection of how we’re listening to our partners’ needs and embracing positive changes to support them. As we continue encouraging and evaluating partner feedback, we strive to provide our more than 26,000 Petco partners with a culture that allows all of us to achieve both our individual and collective objectives.