Animal Welfare Is Everyone’s Business

Welcome to the “Animal Welfare is Everyone’s Business page!”TM Every day, pet businesses throughout Canada help enhance the wellbeing of pets and pet families in a variety of ways. The purpose of this campaign is to highlight the great things Canadian pet businesses do to make a difference for animals in their communities.

We also work with partner organizations to promote their efforts in the name of pet health and the health of pet families.  You can read more about what the association does to impact the wellbeing of pets in Canada checking out our Helping Canada’s Pets page.

We have taken this idea and began to spread the word through the industry to retailers, manufacturers, distributors, vets, SPCA’s and municipal officials and the feedback has been terrific.

Each year we host Canadian Pet Community Awards at each of our three trade shows.  The awards highlight the work of exceptional Canadian individuals and businesses who are PIJAC Canada members. These are the people who go the extra mile in educating their clients and readily offering support, whether it be related to animal well-being, the promotion of responsible pet ownership, product-related, customer support or outstanding community involvement. Our goal is to publicly highlight the fantastic work done by dedicated business owners in the name of improving pet welfare and supporting pet families.

We are also on the lookout for any stories about amazing businesses fostering responsible pet ownership and the ongoing advancement of pet care. By sharing these stories we want to inspire others to take up the cause and follow in their footsteps.

Stories can be sent to