Petco, the San Diego based pet foods retailer, said it named Brad Weston president of its Unleashed by Petco division.

Unleashed By Petco is a smaller format neighborhood store. Petco introduced the division in 2009 with a first store in Hillcrest. Besides selling pet foods, the stores offer services such as dog training, vaccination clinics and pet parties. Since that time, Unleashed has about 100 stores nationally, including 38 opened last year, the company said.

Weston, who has been in retail industry 25 years, joined Petco in 2011 as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer. Weston will continue to lead merchandising for the Petco brand, the company said.