Pet Depot opened in Santa Monica, Ca. in early 1991. Named Katie’s Pet Depot after the founder’s daughter, the store specialized in premium pet foods, pet grooming and quality supplies for all kinds of companion animals. Customers loved the expert pet advice and personal caring service, so the store grew quickly to one of the best places to shop. At Pet Depot they believe in pride of ownership, so they incorporate the name of individual franchise owners into their logo. Each of these individual owners receives extensive training and has pets of their own, so they can provide the same expert advice and service of their original Pet Depot stores.