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

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    Pet Care Community Supports Florida Commissioners’ Decision to Reevaluate Nonnative Fish and Wildlife Rulemaking 

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober:   “The responsible pet care community appreciates the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) sensible decision to postpone their vote on an ill-advised rulemaking proposal that would have crippled growth and competitiveness for the state’s pet businesses without reducing the invasive species problem. As part […] Learn More

  • Meet the Pets 2023 Brings Furry Stress Relief Back to Capitol Hill

    On April 26, 2023, Pet Advocacy Network teamed up with Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization in registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, and the Pet Food Institute to offer Members of Congress and their staff a break from the stress of a busy session and an opportunity to experience the human-animal bond with therapy animals. Over 500 people involved in federal […] Learn More

  • FWC Disorder Results in Needless Killing of Pet Snakes in Florida, Says Pet Advocacy Network

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober: “The senseless killing on April 6 of nearly three dozen snakes at a reptile facility in Sunrise was tragic, and we extend our deepest sympathy to the animals’ owners. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers killed 34 pythons that the owner was […] Learn More

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