Since stepping into my new role earlier this month, I have been traveling around the country meeting with PIJAC members and others in the pet business community, including visits to pet shops and commercial breeders. I am listening carefully to your input, deepening my understanding of the critical issues facing us and building new relationships.
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Washington, DC – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) announced today that Jim Myers, chief executive officer for Petco, a leading national pet specialty retailer, will serve as keynote speaker for the pet industry’s fourth annual Top2Top conference, April 28-30, 2015.
Having an animal companion has been shown to help to reduce stress and blood pressure, increase a child’s sense of responsibility, teach compassion and promote an interest in conservation. And we are not just talking dogs and cats here.
Washington, DC – Even in an election year, the love of pets can bring Democrats and Republicans together. This Thursday, September 18th, Members and staff from both sides of the aisle will gather for the 18th annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill, organized by the Animal Health Institute (AHI).
As of today, bans of pet store sales of dogs and cats that come from commercial breeders have been enacted or are pending in 77 municipalities and states around the country. As well intended as most of their advocates are, pet store sales bans are not the answer.
Thomas Edison once said: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” At the 2015 Top2Top, however, the opportunity to network with industry leaders and learn the latest trends will look more like a workcation and come outfitted in business casual attire and sunglasses.
Washington, DC – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is pleased to announce Rebekah Milford as the new Director of Marketing & Communications.
Washington, DC – In a federal court ruling handed down today, the Cook County, IL, pet sale ordinance scheduled to take effect October 1 has been delayed pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by several of the affected store owners.
Washington, DC -- The fourth annual Pet Industry’s Top2Top conference announces that registration is now open for the April 28-30, 2015 event. The conference will bring...
Today, the Aquatics Committee of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) sent a letter to Marine Aquarium Societys of North America (MASNA) detailing it’s mission and successes to date. I couldn’t be more happy – finally an organization with a clear message and call to action that we can all support....