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

  • Pet Advocacy Network Invites Pet Care Community to D.C. Fly-In This Fall 

    Pet Advocacy Network Invites Pet Care Community to D.C. Fly-In This Fall 

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – July 7, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network invites the responsible pet care community to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill at the Fifth Annual Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The event brings together people involved in pet care with their elected officials during a day of scheduled […] Learn More

  • Statement from the Pet Advocacy Network on Enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

    Statement from the Pet Advocacy Network on Enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President Bob Likins: “The Pet Advocacy Network applauds the Members of Congress who came together in a bipartisan effort, and President Biden for signing into law, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580/H.R. 4996) that makes significant advancements towards an ocean transportation system that is competitive, efficient, and economical. This landmark […] Learn More

  • Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill passes NY Legislature. It could put Barking Boutique in Tonawanda out of business

    Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill passes NY Legislature. It could put Barking Boutique in Tonawanda out of business

    The Buffalo News – “Barking Boutique owner David Boelkes, store General Manager Lynn Wiles and the Pet Advocacy Network, which represents pet retailers, are calling for Hochul to veto the bill, arguing it will do nothing to stop bad breeders or unregulated sellers but will instead harm regulated and inspected pet stores across the state. The […] Learn More


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