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


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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The Latest News

  • Participants in Pet Advocacy Network's 6th Annual Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In met with Congressman Steve Womack (R-AR) of Arkansas as part of over 100 meetings on Capitol Hill on September 20.

    Power of Pets Celebrated During Pet Advocacy Network’s D.C. Fly-In and Awards

    WASHINGTON – Sept. 21, 2023 – The power of pets was evident on September 20 as members of the responsible pet care community held over 100 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Organized by the Pet Advocacy Network, the sixth annual Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In drew… Learn More

  • Proposed NOAA Ban on Banggai Cardinalfish in CORAL Magazine – Interview with Bob Likins

    In a recent conversation, Marc Levenson and Alex Rose of CORAL Magazine sat down with Bob Likins, Executive Vice President of Pet Advocacy Network, to delve into the intricacies of NOAA’s proposed 4(d) rule, NOAA–NMFS–2023–0099. This proposed regulation aims to restrict the import and export of Banggai Cardinalfish in and out of the United States.… Learn More

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    The 4 Fs of Legislative Engagement with Mike Bober: Radio Free 501c Podcast

    Tune in as Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO, Mike Bober, sits down for a riveting conversation about mastering the 4 Fs of Legislative Engagement. Legislative engagement isn’t just a one-time event; it’s an ongoing process that hinges on relationship building and sustained communication! Listen now. Learn More

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