The Canadian Pet Community Awards presented by PIJAC Canada highlights the work of exceptional Canadian individuals and businesses who are 2021 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.

Who made it to the 2021 Western region voting round?

Distributor sales representative

Manufacturer Sales Representative

Adam Ivan – Anipet Animal Supplies

Anna Macht – Petcurean

Christine Valin – Pan Pacific Pet

Bill Berube – Rolf C. Hagen

Jason Lesmeister – Pan Pacific Pet

Carol Hanson – Rolf C. Hagen

Jeff Muzyka – Anipet Animal Supplies

Lisa Slater – Nulo Pet Food

Thomas Gronberg – Anipet Animal Supplies

Mitchell Cheng – Canadian Naturals

Independent Retailer

Chain Store Retailer

Pets West Pets & Supplies

Global Pet Foods – Cambrian, Calgary, AB

Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm

Global Pet Foods – Cochrane, Cochrane, AB

Indigo Petz

Global Pet Foods – Sherwood Park, AB

Pisces Pet Emporium

Global Pet Foods – St-Albert, AB

The Lloydminster Pet Pad

Global Pet Foods – Burnaby, BC

Pet Services

Airdrie Puppy Pals

Uptown Dog Corp

Here are the 2020 winners:

Who can nominate who?

The nomination process is open to anyone from the pet community. The top 5 nominated candidates in each category will be announced prior to the voting process. The candidate with the most votes will win in their respective category. Note: All nominated candidates must be active members of PIJAC Canada.

Each event includes five (5) award categories:

Criteria for Each Category

Manufacturing or Distribution Sales Representative

  • Has a talent for helping business owners and their staff learn about the products and how they can benefit their clients
  • Is always readily available for ongoing support for clients and pet owners
  • Willingly participates in their clients’ community events, lending a hand and engaging pet families
  • The company must be a 2021 PIJAC Canada member (Canadian, American, or International)
  • Sales’ Rep must be Canadian and do business within the Canadian market

Retailer – Independent Business or Chain Store Location

  • Must be a brick and mortar location and a 2021 member of PIJAC Canada (when voting for the Chain Store Retailer Award, you are voting for one (1) specific franchisee or location, not the whole franchise).
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership in the store and community (ex: take-home information packages, care workshops, school visits, etc.)
  • Supports pet & pet families in the community (ex: pet food bank, raising awareness on issues impacting pets in the community, assisting other animal organizations, etc.)
  • Store location must be Canadian based

Pet Service Provider

  • Must be an individual offering pet services through their own registered business and a 2021 member of PIJAC Canada
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership through their services and community (ex: take-home information packages, after-sale care program, care workshops, school visits, etc.)
  • Supports pet & pet families in the community (ex: pet food bank, raising awareness on issues impacting pets in the community, assisting other animal organizations, etc.)
  • Company location must be Canadian based

The Western Award winners will be announced on April 25, during our National Pet Industry Show – Virtual Edition sponsored by StreetDog Marketing. Stay tuned for more information or contact Jacynthe Lacroix at programs@pijaccanada.com.