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  • 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

  • In the Media.

    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

  • Pet Advocacy Network president Mike Bober

    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

  • Pet Advocacy Network CEO Mike Bober in front of the Capitol building

    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… Learn More

  • Man hugging his dog on a hillside.

    Biden Signs Bill To Pair Veterans With Puppies To Fight… – “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,… 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… Learn More

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