February 26, 2007 11:00 ET

PETCO Increases Charitable Donations Through

Shoppers Can Choose From Thousands of Animal Welfare Charities, Including the PETCO Foundation

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- For a limited time, PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services, will make it possible for shoppers to donate 5 percent of all purchases made at the online charity mall to their favorite cause all at no additional cost.

"At PETCO, we understand how important pets are to their owners," said John Lazarchic, vice president, e-commerce, PETCO. "We also acknowledge the importance of extending the care for one's own pet to the thousands of local shelters and societies that provide kindness to animals that lack homes of their own. We encourage shoppers to donate to the PETCO Foundation, which provides much needed financial assistance to over 4,000 animal welfare organizations nationwide."

In order for purchases to be eligible to benefit the PETCO Foundation, all transactions must take place through the online mall at Shoppers can select the Foundation from one of over 33,000 nonprofits, including thousands of animal welfare charities listed on the site. Registration is free, simple and secure.

"PETCO already offers shoppers discounts available only through the online charitable mall," said Robert Grosshandler, founder and chief executive officer. "By shopping at our online mall, animal lovers can purchase all their pet supply needs, as well as their other everyday needs at more than 675 popular online stores.", founded in 1997, turns online shopping into a vehicle for charitable giving. Users can support any cause they wish, especially those close to their homes and hearts. They can also track, directly on the site, their individual donations to their causes and the total amounts their causes have raised. shoppers have raised over $2 million for their nonprofit organizations and worthy causes, ranging from animal shelters, school marching bands and medical research foundations to women's shelters and missing children's advocacy groups. More information and a complete list of worthy causes, visit

PETCO is a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services with a commitment to quality animal care and education. PETCO's strategy is to offer its customers a complete assortment of pet-related products and services at competitive prices, with superior levels of customer service at convenient locations, by hiring pet lovers and training them to become counselors to our pet-loving customers. PETCO operates more than 800 neighborhood stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading destination for on-line pet food and supplies at

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