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Government Affairs

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.

  • PIJAC
    PIJAC
    The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s mission is to represent the experience and expertise of the responsible pet care community to legislative, regulatory and governing bodies in order to promote animal well-being and responsible pet ownership, foster environmental stewardship, and ensure the availability of healthy pets.
  • NAW
    NAW
    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."
  • SBLC
    SBLC
    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.

Pida Programs

  • The Power of D
  • Global Pet Expo
  • PetStorePro
  • Pet Industry Leadership Summit

Pida Partners

  • Protect
  • Pijac
  • Pets Classroom
  • habri