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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

Pet-Friendly Tour Company Now Offering Grand Canyon Package

The Grand Canyon is one of the United States’ most popular attractions for human tourists — now, thanks to a company that specializes in pet-friendly tour packages, it has become a hit with dogs as well. Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours, a tour company that offers adventure experiences tailored to dogs and their owners, recently […]

Plano Boosts Pet-Friendliness with New Dog Parks

The city of Plano, Texas, recently upped its pet-friendliness with the introduction of new and updated park facilities. Plano’s new — and appropriately named — facility at Bob Woodruff Park boasts five separate enclosures spread over six acres devoted to small, large, and senior dogs. The new dog park components will benefit from a central […]

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 […]

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