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

PIJAC Discusses Risks to Aquatic Industry at Annual Update

Invasive species concerns, the future of Hawaii’s ornamental fishing industry, and methods for detecting cyanide used in illegal fishing practices were among the topics discussed during the annual Aquatic Experience Legislative Update of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC). The meeting, held annually by PIJAC to provide updates on issues and legislation affecting the pet industry, […]

Pet Industry Supports Our Nation’s Veterans

In a spirit of giving back to members of our military for their valiant service, dozens of companies within the pet community are providing assistance to organizations that aid veterans For immediate release Greenwich, CT (November 9, 2017) — Many of the more than 19 million veterans in the United States are working diligently to overcome trauma […]

American Pet Products Association Announces New Office Location

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) recently announced that it will be moving its headquarters later this month. APPA will migrate its current offices in Greenwich, Connecticut to a new site located at 225 High Ridge Road, Suite W200 in Stamford, Connecticut. The new offices are scheduled to reopen Monday, October 30. “The decision to move […]


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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