, At Petco, we take claims of discrimination very seriously and do not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment in any way, shape or form. The recent situation in our Coralville, IA store, last week is no different.
We have completed our internal investigation regarding the claims recently made on social media and to the press by Chelsey Montgomery, a former Petco employee and dog trainer who frequents our store, and have determined there is no evidence to support her allegations. The only reason she was asked to leave was due to her continued disruption of normal store operations and solicitation of our customers for her private business.
As a service to pet parents in our local communities, we will continue to welcome dog trainers in our stores as long as they don't disrupt our own classes or other guests.