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  • The Political Life Podcast Features President and CEO Mike Bober

    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

  • Ashley Brinkman Joins Pet Advocacy Network as New Director of Government Affairs 

    Ashley Brinkman Joins Pet Advocacy Network as New Director of Government Affairs 

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – September 7, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, has hired Ashley Brinkman as the new Director of Government Affairs. Brinkman will oversee committee management, tracking legislation, and engaging with lawmakers at all levels of government on pet-related laws and regulations.  “Ashley is a […] Learn More

  • Statement from Pet Advocacy Network on Positive Court Ruling for the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery 

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network on Positive Court Ruling for the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery 

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President Bob Likins: “The Pet Advocacy Network welcomes the court’s decision on Earth Justice’s motion for summary judgment. Although we recognize that this is just one step in the process, we are very pleased with the court’s decision. Hawaii’s near-shore fishery is likely the best managed in the world, and […] Learn More

  • Pet Advocacy Network Invites Pet Care Community to D.C. Fly-In This Fall 

    Pet Advocacy Network Invites Pet Care Community to D.C. Fly-In This Fall 

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – July 7, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network invites the responsible pet care community to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill at the Fifth Annual Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The event brings together people involved in pet care with their elected officials during a day of scheduled […] Learn More

  • Statement from the Pet Advocacy Network on Enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

    Statement from the Pet Advocacy Network on Enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President Bob Likins: “The Pet Advocacy Network applauds the Members of Congress who came together in a bipartisan effort, and President Biden for signing into law, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580/H.R. 4996) that makes significant advancements towards an ocean transportation system that is competitive, efficient, and economical. This landmark […] Learn More

  • Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill passes NY Legislature. It could put Barking Boutique in Tonawanda out of business

    Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill passes NY Legislature. It could put Barking Boutique in Tonawanda out of business

    The Buffalo News – “Barking Boutique owner David Boelkes, store General Manager Lynn Wiles and the Pet Advocacy Network, which represents pet retailers, are calling for Hochul to veto the bill, arguing it will do nothing to stop bad breeders or unregulated sellers but will instead harm regulated and inspected pet stores across the state. The […] Learn More


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