Pets.com was a website dedicated to animals. It was similar to today's Chewy.com where you could order pet food and toys to be delivered to your door. The website begin in August 1998 and went defunct in November 2000. The website was popular enough at the time (1999) to get a falloon of their sock puppet dog mascot called Buddy. The falloon debuted in the 1999 parade and retired the same year.