Petco moved swiftly to protect its employees, customers, pets and the communities they serve. The company implemented immediate and ongoing health and safety measures and operational changes to prevent the spread of the virus and has remained focused on constant and transparent communication across the company.
Petco against Covid-19
The company launched the Petco Partner Assistance Fund to provide financial support for employees during COVID-19 and in future times of need. The fund launched with more than $2.5 million in commitments (including donations from CVC) and, to date, the company has awarded more than $1 million to nearly 1,000 employees to cover medical expenses, food and utility bills, childcare, and other essential needs. To further support the fund, the company also launched an online shop of #PetcoSTRONG apparel and accessories featuring the hashtag that became popular amongst employees during the early days of the pandemic. Petco partners, friends and allies can purchase #PetcoSTRONG and other company merchandise, with all proceeds benefitting the fund.