Pet Night on Capitol Hill


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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Rayburn House Office Building

Room 2043

Celebrating the important role pets play in our lives!


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About Pet Night

Hosted by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and the Pet Leadership Council (PLC), Pet Night brings the power of pets to Capitol Hill, delivering the message to our elected representatives that pets are important for human health and quality of life. Pet Night convenes elected representatives, industry leaders, the veterinary community, animal welfare advocates and research organizations to learn about the importance of pet ownership in America and the growing scientific evidence that pet ownership leads to improved wellbeing for both people and animals.

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Thank You for Making Pet Night on Capitol Hill 2016 a Success!

Thank you!

On behalf of the 80 million American homes that have experienced the beneficial effects of pet ownership, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and Pet Leadership Council want to thank you for helping to make Pet Night on Capitol Hill 2016 a huge success. With your help, pet industry leaders can continue to raise awareness of the positive effects pets have on our lives and of the research that supports those effects.

Please continue to support the efforts of HABRI and the Pet Leadership Council as they continue to explore ways to make life better for humans and animals alike. We look forward to seeing you at Pet Night on Capitol Hill 2017! Until then, scroll down to check out some additional photos from the evening.


The treat station was a real hit
Delicious treats for humans AND pets!
Pet Partners therapy dog teams greeted guests
Leadership from APPA, AAVMC and AAHA
It was a packed house!
Betta fish on display
Plenty of puppy love
Thank you to all those who attended!
Congresswoman Martha McSally accepting the Pets’ Best Friend award
Bob Vetere, President of APPA addressing the crowd
Even the pets dressed for the occasion
Staffers getting some love from a therapy dog
A happy pet makes a happy human!
Congressman Tony Cardenas receiving his Pets' Best Friend Award
The human-animal bond on display
What a photogenic team!
Congressman Ron DeSantis receiving his Pets' Best Friend Award
Leaders from the pet industry
Congressman Frank LoBiondo’s dog Lucia won the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill contest
Congressman Frank LoBiondo Receiving his Pets’ Best Friend award