PIDA members influence and inform pet owners and policy-makers through legal, government and public relations. We work closely with our advocacy partners to strengthen both our industry and the bond between pet owners and their pets. Legislative efforts ensure our concerns and expertise factor into local, state and federal regulatory decisions. PIDA partners with other national trade associations — the American Pet Products Association, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and the Small Business Legislative Council — to establish a strong voice for industry and national clout.
The pet industry’s legislative advocate, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC)’s mission is to promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, foster environmental stewardship & ensure the availability of pets.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) represent the wholesale distribution industry before Congress, the White House, and the judiciary on issues that cross the industry's many lines of trade. These concerns include health care reform, taxes, product liability reform, inside sales, business perpetuation, labor/management relations, and employee benefits. The NAW Service Corporation, a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of NAW, was created to leverage wholesaler-distributors' buying power to offer high quality insurance and other business services, at competitive rates. Members can take advantage of the vast resources posted on the NAW website, including free webinars and blog posts, "Distributing Ideas."
The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) is an independent, permanent coalition of trade and professional associations who share a common concern for the future of small business. The purpose of SBLC is twofold: to consolidate the strength and maximize the influence of business on legislative and Federal policy issues of importance to the entire small business community; and secondly, to disseminate information on the impact of public policy on small business.