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

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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 Advocacy Network Member Update on International Issues from the 33rd CITES Animals Committee Meeting

    Geneva, Switzerland – Bob Likins, Chief Operating Officer of the Pet Advocacy Network (PAN), is pleased to provide an update on key international issues discussed during the recent 33rd meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) Animals Committee. This meeting addressed several matters of significant concern… Learn More

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    The Pet Advocacy Network Applauds Passage of PA SB82, Championing Improved Care for Dogs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   July 8, 2024      Media Contact:    Danny Fitzpatrick    Director of Marketing and Communications  202-452-1525 x1080, [email protected]         The Pet Advocacy Network Applauds Passage of PA SB82, Championing Improved Care for Dogs Harrisburg, PA, – The Pet Advocacy Network (PAN) commends the Pennsylvania legislature for their bipartisan effort in passing PA SB82,… Learn More

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    Pet Advocacy Network Applauds West Mifflin Borough Council for Voting Down Pet Ownership Limits

    West Mifflin, Pa. – The Pet Advocacy Network (PAN) commends the West Mifflin Borough Council for their wise decision to reject their proposed pet-limiting ordinance. “By voting down this restrictive legislation, the Council has demonstrated a deep understanding of the importance of the bond between people and their pets. This decision ensures that responsible pet… Learn More

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