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PETCO Customer Service

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PETCO's Best Phone Number

888-824-7257
Toll-free·Calls Customer Service·Most popular PETCO number
Q:

How do I talk to a live human at PETCO?

A:Press 5 at the first menu.
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Does PETCO offer 24 hour customer service?

A:Not at this number; hours here are Mon-Sun 9am-5pm PST. The least busy day is Tuesday, and the most busy day is Sunday.
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How long will I wait on hold?

A:The average hold time is 4 minutes. The longest hold times are on Thursday, and the shortest are on Monday. How is this calculated?

PETCO Customer Phone Numbers

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877-738-6742
Toll-free · Mon-Fri 5am-10pm, Sat-Sun 6am-9pm PST · Press 0 ·

How do I get through the phone menu to a live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this PETCO phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Press 5 at the first menu.
Here is how our research team describes the way the PETCO phone system greets you: To manage your rewards, press 1. To place a new order, press 2. To get the status of an order, press 3. For information about the Vito Care program, press 4. For any other inquiries, press 5.
Below are some clips we've found from PETCO's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:

Heard when the phone system first answers

"Thank you for calling Petco. To manage your rewards, press one. To place a new order, press two. To check the status of your order, press three."
Excerpt from a call with PETCO
Tuesday, January 2, 2024 1:11 AM

The first phone menu

"Thank you for calling PECCO.
To manage your rewards, press one.
To place a new order, press two.
To check the status of your order, press three.
For information about Petco's Vital Care Premier program, press four."
Excerpt from a call with PETCO
Friday, May 24, 2024 6:54 PM

After you press 2

"For your prescription order, press one.
For all other orders, press two."
Excerpt from a call with PETCO
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:24 PM

What are the hours and when should I call?

PETCO operates the call center for this 888-824-7257 phone number Mon-Sun 9am-5pm PT. The short answer is that you should call on a Tuesday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 87 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this PETCO phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like PETCO staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.

The least busy time to call

The least busy day to call PETCO is Tuesday. The most busy day to call is Sunday, which averages 767% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 87 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.
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The shortest wait on hold

We measured the shortest hold times to be on Monday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Thursday.

The best time to call PETCO

In summation, the best day to call PETCO is Tuesday. This is not the day with the shortest wait on hold in the phone system, but we still recommend it for its ideal combination of low call volume and short hold times. Plus we believe that PETCO staffs the call center well on Tuesday.

Calling this PETCO Customer Number

Adam Goldkamp is the editor / author responsible for this content.
May 15, 2024

When you call PETCO's customer service phone number, you're greeted by an automated message system.

Press 1 to manage your rewards, press 2 to place a new order, press 3 to check the status of your order, press 4 for information about PETCO's Vital Care Premier program (I believe that's what it said, it was a bit difficult to understand), press 5 for any other inquiries, and press 9 to repeat the phone menu. Based on a quick online search, Vital Care Premier seems to be PETCO's pet insurance program.

If you select 9 to repeat the options two times in a row, the system doesn't actually repeat the phone menu a second time; it transfers you to a representative, which is a bit odd but I suppose helpful nonetheless. I actually did just want to hear the phone menu again to make sure I'd heard everything correctly, but hey, at least I know there's a bit of a shortcut to reaching a representative!

With the opening phone menu, there's no alternative language option such as Spanish or French, and no immediate option to speak to a representative, although pressing 5 for all other inquiries will have you transferred; the option just isn't represented as a route to speaking to an actual human. Overall, not the best automated message system, but not the worst either. Improvements can be made for greater accessibility.

Aside from that, once I did get in touch with an actual human, the person I spoke to was awesome! She was very friendly and helpful, and I really appreciated her assistance. If you do decide to call PETCO's customer service line, feel free to press 5 as a shortcut to speaking to a representative. I hope other reps are as friendly and helpful as the person I spoke to!

Adam has been tirelessly trying to help customers find the best tips and tricks to get through phone trees and writing many guides for prickly customer service problems. He's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inside Edition and Bloomberg.

Why Customers Call PETCO

If you have time to do a bit of reading before you call PETCO, we recommend you read over some of our problem-specific articles.

What is PETCO's return policy?

PETCO's return policy allows customers to return most items within 60 days of purchase for a full refund or exchange. The products must be in new or gently used condition, with original packaging and receipt. Live fish, custom-engraved items, and prescription medication cannot be returned. Additionally, open perishable goods such as food, treats, and litter are only eligible for exchange or store credit. Returns of online purchases can be made in-store or by mail, while returns of items purchased in-store must be made in-store. PETCO reserves the right to limit or refuse returns in certain situations, such as excessive or fraudulent returns. For more specific information or exceptions, customers are encouraged to contact PETCO's customer service or refer to their website.

Do PETCO products come with a warranty?

Yes, PETCO products come with a warranty. PETCO stands behind the quality and functionality of their products, and they offer a satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason a customer is not satisfied with their purchase, they can simply return the item with the original receipt for a full refund within 60 days of purchase. Additionally, certain products may have manufacturer warranties, and PETCO will assist customers in obtaining warranty information and contacting the manufacturer if necessary. PETCO recognizes the importance of customer satisfaction and aims to provide transparency and support when it comes to their products.

What is PETCO's price match policy?

PETCO's price match policy ensures customers receive the best value for their purchases. If customers find a lower price on any identical product at a competitor's store or website, PETCO will match that price. To avail of this offer, customers need to provide proof of the lower price, such as a webpage printout or advertisement. The price match policy covers most products, including pet food, toys, and accessories. However, it excludes discounts, closeout sales, and clearance items. Additionally, it cannot be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. This policy allows PETCO customers to shop with confidence, knowing they are receiving competitive prices and exceptional value for their pet supplies.

Top PETCO customer service problems

Click the link above to get answers to just about any PETCO customer service question, including step by step guides for the most complex issues. You can also detail a new issue and get answers instantly.
Below is a sample of recent calls to PETCO, and their purpose. Are any of these similar to the reason you are trying to call?
No clear purpose: ""
- From a call lasting 2m 7s , Jun 16, 2024 7:41 PM
Repeat delivery order: "Need to get a delivery of my repeat delivery food."
- From a call lasting 8m 29s , May 28, 2024 5:24 PM
Regarding employee garnishment: "I won the court case against a Petco employee, but I have not received any garnishment money yet."
- From a call lasting 7m 44s , May 24, 2024 6:54 PM
Disconnected call: "Hello. I called you half a minute ago, but I was disconnected."
- From a call lasting 1m 52s , Apr 3, 2024 5:41 PM
Placing food order: "I would like to place the order for food for my pet."
- From a call lasting 1m 44s , Apr 3, 2024 5:38 PM
Inquiring about Katz slow feeder: "I was looking for a Katz slow feeder for my pets to eat slowly and not throw up their food."
- From a call lasting 2m 56s , Feb 15, 2024 12:37 AM

More PETCO Customer Service Contacts

There are of course other ways to contact PETCO customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.

PETCO Customer Service Live Chat

petco.com - Customer Service
Click the link for online chat
If phone-based customer service is not available, or the wait times are long, many people prefer chat as a next-best option. Some even prefer it to calling on the phone. Luckily, PETCO provides this option.

PETCO Customer Help Desk / Web Support

petco.com - Customer Service
Online customer service submission form
As a last, sometimes only, resort- PETCO customer service can be accessed through their website. This can entail digging through help articles before finding a form and "being allowed" to submit a problem to their team, and rarely leads to a real-time conversation, which is why GetHuman does not recommend this unless it's the only way.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is PETCO's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a PETCO agent. This phone number is PETCO's best phone number because 11,592 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 888-824-7257 include Returns, Cancel order, Change order, Track order, Complaint and other customer service issues. Rather than trying to call PETCO first, consider describing your issue first; from that we may be able to recommend an optimal way to contact them via phone or chat or web. In total, PETCO has 2 phone numbers. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to PETCO representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

GetHuman does not provide call center services or customer support operations for PETCO. The two organizations are not related. GetHuman builds free tools and shares information to help customers of companies like PETCO. For large companies that includes tools such as our GetHuman Phone, which allows you to call a company but skip the part where you wait on the line to get a live human rep. We continue to work on these tools to help customers like you (and ourselves!) navigate the messy phone menus, hold times, and confusion with customer service. As long as you keep sharing it with your friends and loved ones, we'll keep doing it.

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