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

  • Pet Advocacy Network Refutes Negative Depiction of Global Aquarium Trade by Associated Press 

    Statement from Executive Vice President Bob Likins:   “The Pet Advocacy Network, on behalf of the responsible aquarium industry, disputes the inaccurate picture the October 19 Associated Press story ‘Sparkling Fish, Murky Methods’ paints of the global aquarium trade.     First, responsible aquarium collectors stopped using cyanide in fish collection decades ago and the industry continues to […] Learn More

  • In-Person Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In a Huge Success

    On September 21 nearly 100 pet professionals came to Capitol Hill for the Pet Advocacy Network’s Fifth Annual Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In—about 30% more than last year’s virtual fly-in participants. Participants traveled from throughout the country to advocate for the value of pets to Members of Congress and their staff. The day began with […] Learn More

  • The Political Life Podcast Features President and CEO Mike Bober

    Listen in as our President and CEO, Mike Bober, discusses our advocacy efforts on behalf of the responsible pet care community, pandemic pets, and his own journey to leadership with Jim O’Brien on The Political Life podcast. Listen here Learn More

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