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

Two Thirds of Pet Owners View Pet Food Industry with Skepticism

How do pet owners view the pet food industry? A new series from suggests that, when it comes to the relationship between pet owners and pet food companies, it’s complicated. In the first of a three-part series on pet owners’ perceptions of pet food companies, David Sprinkle, Research Director for Packaged Facts, writes that […]

HABRI Teams Up with NAVC to Launch Human-Animal Bond Certification Program

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) recently announced the launch of a new certification course for veterinary practitioners. The new certification course, Human Animal Bond Certified, focuses on the the benefits of human-animal interaction and pet ownership and how they can be applied to veterinary practice. The […]

Canine Care Certified Program May Improve Both Consumer Confidence and Canine Welfare

In a piece written for Pet Age, the Director of Purdue University’s Center for Animal Welfare Science, Dr. Candace Croney, argues that Canine Care Certified not only helps improve the welfare of dogs, it may help improve trust among consumers as well. Launched in 2016, Canine Care Certified is a voluntary certification program for breeders […]


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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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