Because
Pets
Matter.

We are the policy voice of the responsible pet care community, advocating for pet care priorities at the local, state, federal and international levels.

Policy Priorities

Advocacy

Pet Health & Availability

Ensuring pet lovers have access to healthy, well-treated pets and the products & services needed to care for them.

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Pet Ownership Barriers

Challenging barriers that prevent pet owners, businesses, and hobbyists from the joys and rights of pet ownership.

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Environmental Stewardship

Using educational outreach and policy to bring science-based best practices to the pet care community.

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Human-Animal Bond

Making sure everyone can experience the wide-ranging benefits of the human-animal bond.

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Announcement

Big News! We’ve Made A Change.

After 50 years, PIJAC is now the Pet Advocacy Network. We’ve made some changes but our commitment to the pet care community is as strong as ever.

The Latest News

  • The Political Life Podcast Features President and CEO Mike Bober

    The Political Life Podcast Features President and CEO Mike Bober

    Listen in as our President and CEO, Mike Bober, discusses our advocacy efforts on behalf of the responsible pet care community, pandemic pets, and his own journey to leadership with Jim O’Brien on The Political Life podcast. Listen here Learn More

  • Ashley Brinkman Joins Pet Advocacy Network as New Director of Government Affairs 

    Ashley Brinkman Joins Pet Advocacy Network as New Director of Government Affairs 

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – September 7, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, has hired Ashley Brinkman as the new Director of Government Affairs. Brinkman will oversee committee management, tracking legislation, and engaging with lawmakers at all levels of government on pet-related laws and regulations.  “Ashley is a […] Learn More

  • Statement from Pet Advocacy Network on Positive Court Ruling for the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery 

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network on Positive Court Ruling for the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery 

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President Bob Likins: “The Pet Advocacy Network welcomes the court’s decision on Earth Justice’s motion for summary judgment. Although we recognize that this is just one step in the process, we are very pleased with the court’s decision. Hawaii’s near-shore fishery is likely the best managed in the world, and […] Learn More


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