Pets.com Announces Closure

Pets.com is a former dot-com enterprise that sold pet supplies to retail customers.

It began operations in February 1999 and folded in November 2000. A high profile marketing campaign gave it a widely recognized public presence, including an appearance in the 1999 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and an advertisement in the 2000 Super Bowl. Its popular sock puppet advertising spokespersonality was interviewed by People magazine and appeared on Good Morning America.

PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is a retail chain doing business in the United States and Canada engaged in the sale of specialty pet supplies and services such as grooming and dog training, PetSmart PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities and Doggie Day Care. The name PetSmart was coined as a pun, since its name serves both as Pet Smart and Pets' Mart.