Pet Industry Unites to Help Animals Affected by Recent Disasters

In a major collaborative effort, pet store and hospital chains, manufacturers and distributors and associations and organizations within the pet industry are pooling their resources to assist those affected by the recent natural disasters. This map indicates locations where open animal hospitals and supplies can be found and will regularly update as conditions change.

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Disaster Relief Updates

Follow @PLCDisasterAid on Twitter for the latest updates on disaster relief efforts.

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Looking for a Lost Dog?

Found a Lost Dog?

Reuniting a lost dog with its owner is a snap with facial recognition! Using revolutionary technology, the Finding Rover app scans the unique features of your dog’s face and keeps it on file in case he or she ever gets lost.

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Foster a Hurricane Pet is on a mission to match Hurricane Harvey and Irma pets in need with temporary foster homes.

Whether you need to find a temporary home for your pet or you’re willing to foster a beloved pet for a family impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Irma, they can help.

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Pet Industry News

Why Do Dogs Hoard Things?

Does your dog have a hoarding issue? Whether it’s slippers, snacks, toys, or clothing, many dogs exhibit a tendency to build out a secret stashes. In a recent article, Mother Nature Network’s Mary Jo Dilonardo takes a closer look at hoarding behavior in dogs, where it comes from, and what you can do about it […]

Habitattitude and Green Bay Aquarium Society Will Host Exotic Rehoming Event

The Habitattitude Rehoming Network and the Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) will be hosting a rehoming event for individuals who are no longer able or willing to care for their exotic pets. The Habitattitude Pet Surrender Event is intended to provide a safe and humane way for owners to surrender their exotic pets. The event […]

APPA, PIDA to Celebrate Anniversaries at Global Pet Expo

This year’s Global Pet Expo will host major anniversaries of two of the pet industry’s most prominent organizations, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). During Global Pet Expo, which runs from March 21 to 23 in Orlando, APPA will celebrate its 60th anniversary while PIDA will celebrate its […]


The Pet Leadership Council works with all levels of government, industry, and pet owners to promote responsible lifestyles with companion animals.

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Protect Pet Choice

Puppy mills are an unacceptable problem, but the Pet Leadership Council believes pet store bans prohibiting people’s right to purchase dogs at local shops is not the solution. That’s why the PLC is supporting efforts to establish science-based standards for the care and welfare of breeding dogs.

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Happy Healthy Fish

The Pet Leadership Council embraces the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of aquatic life, promote environmental stewardship and provide education and training on responsible fish keeping. That’s why the PLC is working to educate consumers about selecting and caring for the right fish, the prevention of invasive species and ongoing conservation efforts.

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