Aquaculture and Coral Sourcing Commitments
We care deeply about animals and the environment they call home. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that our vendors responsibly source all animal life we offer.
More than 95% of the aquatic life sold in our Petco pet care centers is aquacultured – born, bred and raised in an aquarium environment, rather than taken from the oceans – including 100% of our freshwater fish and coral. Almost half of marine life is also aquacultured, and collection from the ocean is approached with the utmost respect for the environment.
Petco is leading the industry in improving standards around the responsible collection, transportation and handling of saltwater fish and corals. We purchase aquatic life exclusively from suppliers that maintain responsible collection and transportation practices outlined in our Marine Aquatic Life Vendor Standards of Excellence. We regularly review the sustainability of all marine species in our assortment and discontinue sale of those that can no longer continue to be sourced responsibly.
We give back to the world’s oceans through our 1% for the Ocean fund which supports the Coral Restoration Foundation, the world's largest non-profit marine-conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state. The fund also supports Rising Tide Conservation, a marine conservation nonprofit committed to increasing sustainability in the aquarium industry by supporting the advancement of marine fish aquaculture.