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 Urges New York City Council to Reject Pet Store Guinea Pig Sales Ban

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober:  “The responsible pet care community calls on the New York City Council to reject Int. No. 4, a proposed ordinance to ban the sale of guinea pigs in pet stores. This ban is a delayed and unnecessary reaction to an increase in guinea pig intakes […] Learn More

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    Associations Thrive – Interview with Mike Bober

    Listen in as our President and CEO, Mike Bober, sits down with host Joanna Pineda of the Associations Thrive podcast. In this episode Mike introduces the Pet Advocacy Network (formerly PIJAC), shares his journey to becoming President and CEO, and then shares how Pet Advocacy is thriving. Listen now on all podcast platforms. Learn More

  • Pet Advocacy Network Names New Senior Director of Government Affairs 

    Alexandria, VA – November 10, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, welcomes Alyssa Miller-Hurley as the new senior director of government affairs. Miller has over a decade of experience in government relations and managing campaigns. To further the Network’s advocacy and policy objectives, she will manage […] Learn More

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