Virtual Event

About Pet Week

In an effort to safeguard the health and safety of all this year, Pet Night, an annual reception on Capitol Hill, was transformed to a virtual event held over the course of three days: Pet Week on Capitol Hill! Hosted by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Pet Week on Capitol Hill brought 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.

Pets have become even more important during the coronavirus pandemic. Pet Week featured Members of Congress, industry leaders, the veterinary community, animal welfare advocates and research organizations, to share information about the importance of pet ownership in America and the scientific evidence that shows how policies that strengthen the human-animal bond can improve wellbeing for both people and companion animals.