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  • 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

  • PIJAC President And CEO Mike Bober Receives Industry Honor

    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

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

    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

  • Biden Signs Bill To Pair Veterans With Puppies To Fight…

    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

  • Pet Store Worker Uses Tiktok In An Effort To Remove Stigma

    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

  • Legislators Consider Proposal To End Pet Sales In Stores…

    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


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