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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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.

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    ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 24, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, has hired Alison Stern as its new Director of Membership. Stern will build on her previous membership service expertise to develop and implement comprehensive member recruitment, engagement, and retention programs, as well as managing all aspects of […] Learn More

  • Press Release.

    Statement by Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober Regarding S.1130 and A.4283, NY Legislation to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits by Pet Stores

    “We are disappointed that the New York Senate has passed S.1130 and urge the state Assembly to reject this legislation as written. This legislation will do nothing to stop bad breeders across the country, it will only harm regulated and inspected New York pet stores, the licensed breeders they work with, and the customers who […] Learn More

  • Statement of Support for Hawaii HB1653: Enhanced Penalties for Aquatic Resource Violations

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President of Government Affairs Bob Likins: “On behalf of the responsible pet care community, we at the Pet Advocacy Network commend Hawaii legislators for advancing HB1653 that will increase penalties for aquatic resource violation convictions, and we urge Governor Ige to sign this important legislation into law. Illegal activity threatens […] Learn More

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