Paws, Price, and Policy: Navigating the Economic Realities of Affordable Pet Food

During a recent Question Period in the House of Commons, MP Ryan Williams spoke about a significant rise in pet food when asking the Prime Minister about the increasing cost of living.  Like most industries the price to produce goods has gone up since the pandemic.  For pet food, this includes raw materials, processing, staffing, […]

Two New Canadian Pet Sector Reports

We are very happy to announce that Pets Canada members have exclusive access to Canadian-specific pet sector data. We understand data is a critical ingredient for companies to accurately plan their business strategies and now we can help them find what they need. This year we forged a partnership with NielsenIQ (NIQ) which has allowed us to start building a database of in-country data as a targeted way of supporting their important work. Beyond the information, members of Pets Canada, who choose to work with NIQ company-specific project, are entitled to a 25% discount* on their first project with them.

Pets Canada takes on Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill is full of pet lovers! This year marks our very first Hill Day advocacy event on Parliament Hill.  Pets Canada put together a team of fourteen delegates made up of association members to engage federal decision-makers on two very important topics brought to us by our members: removing the GST on pet food products and including pets in the National Adaptation Strategy, with respect to evacuation planning.  

Ren’s Pets Raises over $59,000 to Support Pet Care at Canadian Veterinary Colleges

[Guelph, ON, October 16, 2023] – Ren’s Pets, a leading Canadian specialty retailer of pet food and supplies, is excited to announce that over $59,000 was raised during the annual Dogust campaign this August at Ren’s stores in Ontario and the Maritimes. The campaign was designed to help raise awareness and funds to support pet […]

Help Remove the GST from Pet Food

We are thrilled to share some exciting news that was announced during the Pets Canada Industry Shows – our commitment to two crucial advocacy issues that will shape the future of our industry and the lives of our beloved pets; Removing GST from Pet Food Products and the inclusion of pets in the National Adaption […]

Petcurean – Philanthropy Award Winner

Leadership, mentorship, community, and advocacy work.  These are the pillars that inspired the John and Kelly Ayres Philanthropy Award and the tenets of all the Canadian Pet Community Awards.  Just over a year ago, we introduced the John and Kelly Ayers Philanthropy Award in our ongoing campaign to highlight the outstanding work our Pets Canada […]

Highlights and Big News from Toronto Pets Canada Industry Show

This year’s show looked amazing! The booth designs, and clever use of space in combination with thousands of products on display made for an engaging indoor pet product marketplace for visitors to enjoy. Kudosto the exhibitors for all their amazing work. Over two thousand pet professionals came together creating a festive atmosphere to celebrate 35th years of PIJAC, now Pets Canada.

Canadian Pet Community Awards Winners – Eastern 2023

For the 6th consecutive year, Pets Canada honours its hard-working members. These awards recognize the efforts of all companies and individuals who work hard for the welfare of animals through public education on pet care, responsible pet ownership and their involvement in the pet community.