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

  • Economic Impact of American Pet Sector Grows to Over $260 Billion

    New Data Validates the Power of Pets to the U.S. Economy   Coral Gables, Fla. – Jan. 31, 2023 – New data has been revealed showing that the pet sector contributed $260.5 billion directly and indirectly to the U.S. economy and accounted for a net contribution to the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of $174.67 billion […] Learn More

  • President and CEO, Mike Bober, Discusses Responsible Dog Breeding on NPR 1A Radio Show

    Listen in as our President and CEO, Mike Bober, discusses responsible dog breeding with Dr. Danika Bannasch, Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, and John Goodwin, Senior Director of the Stop Puppy Mills Department at the Humane Society of the United States. Learn More

  • Press Release.

    Pet Advocacy Network Condemns New York Pet Store Sales Ban

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober: “By signing S.1130/A.4283 into law today, New York Governor Hochul has destroyed the livelihoods of law-abiding small business owners and removed longstanding legal protections for animals and for families who adopt puppies, kittens and rabbits. Eliminating the state’s most highly regulated and inspected pet source—the […] Learn More

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