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    PIJAC President And CEO Mike Bober Receives Industry Honor

    Congratulations to PIJAC President and CEO, Mike Bober, for being honored as a 2022 Leading Association Lobbyist by Association Trends. Mike is being recognized for his leadership and dedication advocating for the pet care community’s priorities at all levels of government. Learn More

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    PIJAC President And CEO Mike Bober Named To Pet Age’s 2021…

    Congratulations to PIJAC President and CEO, Mike Bober, for being recognized as one of Pet Age’s 2021 Power 50 list. Mike has led the pet care community as an advocate on Capitol Hill by engaging with lawmakers on pet-related legislation and by stregthening the visibility of the pet care field through popular events such as the annual legislative fly-in and Meet the Pets on Capitol Hill. Learn More

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    Biden Signs Bill To Pair Veterans With Puppies To Fight…

    NJ.com – “By expanding the availability of service dogs to include those with mental illnesses and providing for canine training as part of veteran health programs, we anticipate that this law will have a substantial positive impact of the health and well-being of suffering military personnel, and even help mitigate veteran suicides,” said Mike Bober, president and chief executive of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. Learn More

  • In the Media.

    Pet Store Worker Uses Tiktok In An Effort To Remove Stigma

    Spectrum News NY 1 – Mike Bober, president of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, said small pet store owners build their business around establishing connections with customers. Once they sell someone a pet, that customer is likely to come back to buy food and other supplies, sicne these small stores have a harder time competing with box stores when it comes to price. Learn More

  • In the Media.

    Legislators Consider Proposal To End Pet Sales In Stores…

    Spectrum News NY 1 – Mike Bober, CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, a trade group that represents retailers like pet stores, says the issue is one that should be addressed on the federal level. The group maintains that, at the state level, the legislation will actually be more hurtful than helpful. Learn More

  • In the Media.

    Veterinarians Doubt Study Linking Dog Walking To COVID-19

    Researchers in Spain made headlines this week with a study concluding that dog walking raises the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 78%, giving rise to speculation that dogs might touch contaminated surfaces in public and bring the virus home. Read the article here. Learn More


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