United to Improve Our Lives with Pets

The Pet Leadership Council brings together company leaders, industry organizations, trade associations, animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, academia and advocates for pets to promote responsible pet ownership.

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

Pet-friendly Cities

The Pet Leadership Council has partnered with Mars Petcare US to make cities across the United States more welcoming to pets. The Pet-friendly Cities initiative provides city-specific resources for residents, business owners, property managers, real estate developers, and city officials looking to make their cities pet-friendlier.

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Be Dog Smart

Whether you are a new dog owner, in the process of searching for a furry companion or deciding if adding a four-legged friend to your family is right for you, Be Dog Smart is here to help!

Be Dog Smart is a Pet Leadership Council initiative designed to guide prospective pet owners in the process of looking for a dog – whether that’s by way of a professional breeder, sold in a pet store, from a friend or family, or adopted from a shelter or rescue. No matter the source, knowing what to expect, what to ask and what to look for is an important responsibility as a potential dog owner.

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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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Pet Industry News

PIJAC: Recent and Proposed Trade Tariffs not Pet-Friendly

The President and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) recently called the Trump administration’s recent tariff actions “not pet-friendly.” The statement came during Bober’s testimony on June 17 at a United States Trade Representative hearing on the Trump administration’s proposed 25% tariff increase on products imported from China. According to Bober, the […]

Oregon Claims Top Spot in Ranking of Pet-Friendliest States

A new ranking of the pet-friendliest states in the United States sees Oregon claim the top position. The ranking, prepared by independent security review site SafeWise using data from BringFido, Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and nOkill Network, assessed states by their pet-friendly legislation, shelters, veterinary services and the number of pet-friendly businesses and […]

Habitattitude Relaunched, Aims to Curb Wild Release of Pets

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) along with co-sponsors the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), today announced the re-launch of the Habitattitude educational campaign during the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition’s (RRISC) agency fair on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Habitattitude is a non-regulatory collaboration […]

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