About Pets at Home Company History Our Management Pets at Home in the news Directors Photos Corporate Contracts

1991

Pets at Home founded by Anthony Preston. First store opened in Chester, UK.

Companion Care

1999

Pets at Home acquires Petsmart in the UK, bringing the chain to 140 stores.

Introduction of Companion Care instore vet practices with full service including 24 hour emergency call-out.

2004

Pets at Home acquired by European Private Equity firm, Bridgepoint in a deal with a total enterprise value of £230m.

Matt Davies appointed CEO, Luke Mayhew appointed Chairman.

2007

Pets at Home launches pet adoption scheme in selected stores to re-home displaced or unwanted small animals.

200th store opens in Barnstaple.

2008

Pets at Home launches new website featuring online shopping - www.petsathome.com.

UK stores now reach 220.

Pets at Home voted Employer of the Year in Retail Bulletin's 'People in Retail' awards.

Support Office expansion takes place.

2010

Pets at Home acquired by Private Equity House, KKR in a deal worth £955m.

UK stores now up to 279

2012

UK stores now over 300

Nick Wood joins Pets at Home as Chief Executive

Pets at Home Acquires Equestrian Multi-Channel Specialist 'Ride-away'

2013

Voted the Sunday Times Best Big Company to work for.

Pets at Home expands its veterinary business with the acquisition of Vets4Pets

UK stores now over 360

 

Company history
Best Big Company to work for 2013

The Sunday Times Best Company to Work for 2013

We were proud to be named the number 1 best company to work for by The Sunday Times.

100 Best Companies

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2011

We were proud to be named as one of the top 100 best companies to work for by The Sunday Times.

Speciality Retailer Award

Speciality Retailer of the Year 2010

We were recognised for our knowledgeable service and real understanding of our customers and their pets as well as delivering outstanding business performance.

Employer of the Year

Employer of the Year 2010

We were awarded Employer of the Year due to our genuine commitment to making our business a great place to work.