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04/15/2014: American Pet Products Association (APPA) To Be Honored at Green Chimneys’ Spring Gala
 
03/14/2014: New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2014
 
03/13/2014: Pet Spending Higher Than Ever with an Estimated $58.5 Billion in Spending in 2014
 The American Pet Products Association APPA estimates a 4.9 percent growth over last years $55.72 billion
03/12/2014: National Pet Market Opportunity Study Focusing on Previous and Non-Pet Owners to be Unveiled at Global Pet Expo
 American Pet Products Association releases National Pet Market Opportunity Study revealing new market growth opportunities
11/25/2013: APPA Announces Staff Promotions
 
11/13/2013: Connie Wilson to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2014
 Connie Wilson named this years recipient of the prestigious annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award
11/13/2013: CELEBRATE MULTIPLE PET OWNERSHIP DURING "NATIONAL GET A PAL FOR YOUR PET DAY" NOVEMBER 19
 American Pet Products Association through their nonprofit campaign Pets Add Life encourages pet owners to adopt additional pals
11/12/2013: Pets Add Life New Talking Animals Video "Mouse Rover" Lands…
 Produced by Pets Add Life and the famous creator of the Ultimate Dog Tease YouTube video Mouse Rover is the latest among a series of entertaining viral videos all encouraging multiple pet ownership
10/30/2013: American Pet Products Association (APPA) Announces Staff Promotion
 
10/15/2013: PETS ADD LIFE AWARDS $25,000 TO SHELTER SHOWDOWN CONTEST WINNERS
 Pets Add Life Shelter Showdown contest awards a total of 25000 dollars to three winning shelters to ultimately help more pets find homes-
08/15/2013: Pets Add Life ‘Wet Dog’ YouTube Video Becomes Instant Overnight Viral Success
 Produced by famous creator of the ‘Ultimate Dog Tease’ YouTube video, ‘Wet Dog’ becomes instant viral hit while encouraging multiple pet ownership
08/05/2013: Pets Add Life Wins 2013 Nonprofit PR Daily Award For “Best Use of Social Media”
 Pets Add Life nonprofit campaign receives additional award for its social media and strategic communications to promote multiple pet ownership
07/22/2013: Pets Add Life Wins 2013 PR Daily Award for “Best Viral or Word of Mouth Campaign”
 Pets Add Life campaign receives top recognition for its strategic communications and encouragement of multiple pet ownership
07/22/2013: American Pet Products Association (APPA) Announces Staff Promotion
 American Pet Products Association Announces Staff Promotion
07/16/2013: The Pet Industry Trade Show Too Big To Miss - Global Pet Expo Officials Announce 2014 Dates and the Show’s 10-Year Anniversary
 Thousands of attendees expected to attend the Pet Industrys Largest Annual Trade Show Global Pet Expo 2014 March 12 14 in Orlando Florida
06/20/2013: Top 10 Products to Keep Pets Cool this Summer
 (Greenwich, CT) – According to the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) 2013/2014 National Pet Owners Survey, there are 83.3 million dogs owned in the United States. With the warm summer weather you can expect millions of dogs making their way outdoors to run around and enjoy the fresh air, but along with that comes the need to stay cool and hydrated. Help Fido beat the heat with these 10 products manufactured by APPA members, designed for cool hydration and relaxation.
06/13/2013: Global Pet Expo Announces 2013 Show Sponsors
 World’s largest annual pet products trade show presented by the American Pet Products Association APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA took place February 20 through 22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida
06/06/2013: SIXTH ANNUAL PETS ADD LIFE CHILDREN’S POETRY CONTEST RETURNS SEPT. 1 – JAN. 31
 American Pet Products Association (APPA) encourages students in grades 3rd-8th to submit creative poems for a shot at scholarship dollars and other pet prizes
05/09/2013: APPA Offers the Hottest Pet Products of the Summer
 As warmer weather hits, the American Pet Products Association APPA encourages owners to head outdoors with pets this summer
04/29/2013: Pack Up The Whole Family, Pets Included, Before Hitting the Road This Summer
 The American Pet Products Association APPA offers helpful products to make traveling with four legged friends a breeze this season
04/15/2013: Pets Add Life YouTube Video Becomes Instant Overnight Success
 Pets Add Life Dog Wants a Kitty YouTube Video Becomes Instant Overnight Success Produced by famous creator of the Ultimate Dog Tease YouTube hit PALs latest video surpasses 1 million views
03/27/2013: American Pet Products Association APPA Board Approves Formation of New Pet Leadership Council
 New Council to Consist of Company and Organization Leaders From all Pet Industry Sectors Working Together to Advance the Industry
03/21/2013: American Pet Products Association Springs Into The Season with Cleaning Products for Pet Owners
 
03/12/2013: Global Pet Expo Reports Record Breaking Numbers Across the Board
 Global Pet Expo the Worlds Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show Reports Record Breaking Numbers Across the Board Global Pet Expo held February 20 through 22 2013 in Orlando FL a huge success
02/28/2013: Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2013
 Winners of the Second Annual Retailer Excellence Awards are announced at the pet industrys largest annual trade show Global Pet Expo February 20 through 22 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL
02/22/2013: New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2013
 
02/21/2013: Pet Owners are Estimated to Spend More Than $55 Billion on Their Pets in 2013
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) announces a 4.7 percent growth over last year and forecasts higher-than-ever spending in 2013
02/21/2013: New Survey Reveals Pet Ownership at All-Time High
 American Pet Products Association (APPA) releases the 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey, the most comprehensive consumer research providing insight on demographics, buying habits, and other traits of U.S. owners of dogs, cats, fish, birds, equine, reptiles, and small animals
01/29/2013: American Pet Products Association (APPA) Saddles Up for National Horse Protection Day March 1 With Products for Hooved Friends
 
01/24/2013: Sandy Robins to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2013
 Sandy Robins named the two thousand thirteen recipient of the prestigious annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award
01/08/2013: American Pet Products Association APPA Celebrates National Puppy Day March Twenty Third With Products for New Pooches
 
12/19/2012: American Pet Products Association (APPA) Offers Stocking Stuffer & Holiday Gift Ideas for Pets
 
12/13/2012: Pet Industry and Animal Welfare Organizations Join Forces to Address Puppy Mill Abuse
 
12/11/2012: It’s Puppy Love This Valentine’s Day!
 The American Pet Products Association APPA offers Valentines Day gift ideas for furry family members
11/14/2012: American Pet Products Association Anticipates Happy Holidays for Pets this Year
 Past trends market research and Facebook polls all indicate promising holiday season for pets
11/14/2012: Global Pet Expo Receives Trade Show Executive’s 2011 Gold 100 Award for the Fourth Year in a Row
 Prestigious award honors the one hundred shows that set the gold standard for the trade show industry
09/17/2012: Global Pet Expo Expands Categories for Retailer Excellence Awards in 2013
 Awards will be presented at the pet industrys largest annual trade show Global Pet Expo taking place Feb 20 through 22 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL
08/15/2012: No Tricks, Just Treats for Pets This Halloween
 The American Pet Products Association APPA offers safe treats for furry winged and scaly pets this Halloween
08/09/2012: FIFTH ANNUAL PETS ADD LIFE CHILDREN’S POETRY CONTEST RETURNS SEPT. 1 – JAN. 31
 American Pet Products Association (APPA) encourages students in grades 3rd-8th to submit creative poems for a shot at scholarship dollars and other pet prizes
07/27/2012: PAL Campaign Lands Celebrity Endorsements From Victoria Stilwell & Alison Sweeney
 
07/26/2012: APPA Announces Staff Promotion
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) promotes Kaitlin Simonfay to Project Coordinator
07/26/2012: APPA Howloween Safety Tips and Products for Pet Owners
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) offers tips and treats to keep pets safe and happy this Halloween
06/28/2012: Summer Beach Bound Dogs
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) offers fun tips and products to include dogs in summer, sun and sand activities
06/12/2012: Recently Launched Pets Add Life Video Becomes Instant Online Hit
 First of five new ‘talking animals’ videos promoting multiple pet ownership reaches more than 200,000 views in first week
05/17/2012: Let The Summer Games Begin! Keep Pets Entertained and Vying for Treats & Rewards of Their Own
 The American Pet Products Association APPA introduces puzzles and treat rewarding toys manufactured by their members to keep furry winged and scaly pets active and entertained
04/25/2012: June National Pet Preparedness Month Reminds Owners to Include Pets in Emergency Plans
 
04/24/2012: Global Pet Expo Announces 2012 Show Sponsors
 Worlds largest pet products trade show presented by the American Pet Products Association APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA took place February 29 through March 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL
04/05/2012: APPA Welcomes Two New Board Members
 The American Pet Products Association APPA elects Gordie Spater and Stephen Ware to the Board of Directors
03/21/2012: American Pet Products Association Splashes Into Summer With Travel and Outdoor Safety Tips
 Whether hitting the road beach or backyard be sure to take necessary precautions while including pets in all the summer fun
03/21/2012: Global Pet Expo, the World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show, Reports Record-Breaking Numbers in Attendance and Booths Sold
 Global Pet Expo held February 29 through March 2 2012 in Orlando, FL a huge success
03/01/2012: Pet Owners are Estimated to Spend More Than $52 Billion on Their Pets in 2012
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) announces a 5.3 percent growth over last year and forecasts higher-than-ever spending in 2012,
02/13/2012: GLOBAL PET EXPO 2012 SET TO BREAK PREVIOUS RECORDS WITH MORE EXHIBITORS AND BOOTHS THAN EVER
 Worlds largest annual pet products trade show set to take place Feb 29 through March 2 2012 in Orlando FL at the Orange County Convention Center
02/03/2012: American Pet Products Association Names Its Hall of Fame Award in Honor of Rolf C. Hagen
 Award named in memory of pet industry leader and past APPA Hall of Fame Award recipient Rolf C Hagen
01/16/2012: Jill Rappaport to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2012
 Jill Rappaport named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award
01/16/2012: APPA New Hires and Staff Promotion
 The American Pet Products Association APPA announces two new hires and a staff promotion
11/29/2011: APPA Staff Promotions
 The American Pet Products Association APPA announces staff promotions
11/28/2011: American Pet Products Association Presents Holiday Pet Travel Tips
 
11/04/2011: American Pet Products Association Offers Howliday Gift Giving Ideas
 In addition to shopping for friends and family this holiday season dont forget to check furry finned and feathered family members off the list
11/03/2011: APPA President and New Author Bob Vetere Hosts Book Signing at Meet The Breeds Event Sat., Nov. 19
 Vetere will be signing copies of his new book From Wags to Riches at APPA Booth 918 and HABRI Booth 819 at Javits Center in New York from 11 am to 1 pm
09/27/2011: Pets Add Life Officially Declares November 19 National Get A Pal For Your Pet Day
 
09/09/2011: NEW PET BED PURCHASES ON THE RISE FOR FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS
 The 2011 2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey reports highest level of dog bed purchases since survey inception and increase in kitty condo and cat bed purchases
09/08/2011: Inaugural Retailer Excellence Awards to be Presented at Global Pet Expo 2012
 Nominations are now being accepted for these new awards to be presented at the pet industrys largest annual trade show Global Pet Expo set to take place February 29 March 2 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL
09/08/2011: Prepare for Sudden Evacuations with Pets in Mind
 With wild fire and hurricane season hitting regions throughout the country prepare to include pets in safety procedures evacuations and shelter accommodations
09/06/2011: DOG-OWNING HOUSEHOLDS PEAK WITH HIGHEST NUMBER EVER REPORTED
 The 2011 / 2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey reports 46.3 million dog-owning households in the U.S.
09/01/2011: APPA Announces Expansion to its 4th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest
 For the first year APPA will accept poems from students in grades 3rd through 8th which will be considered to win scholarship dollars and other pet prizes
08/31/2011: Hurricane Irene Reminds Families to Make Sure Pets are Prepared for Disasters Too
 Should a disaster hit your hometown prepare to include pets in safety procedures and evacuations
08/25/2011: American Pet Products Association Offers Tips, Tricks and Treats to Keep Pets Safe and Happy This Halloween
 With Halloween on the horizon its important to be prepared and take necessary safety precautions while including pets in all the trick or treating fun
04/28/2011: APPA Elects New Officers
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) elects three new Officers to a new two year term at the annual meeting of members held March 15, 2011
04/11/2011: APPA Elects New Board Members
 The American Pet Products Association APPA elects six Directors to a new two year term at the annual meeting of members held March 15 2011
04/05/2011: New Survey Reveals Pet Ownership at its Highest Level in Two Decades and Pet Owners Are Willing To Pay When It Comes To Pet’s Health
 American Pet Products Association APPA releases the 2011 2012 National Pet Owners Survey the most comprehensive consumer research providing insight on demographics buying habits and other traits of US owners of dogs cats fish birds equine reptiles and small animals
03/17/2011: Winners Announced for Third Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest!
 American Pet Products Association APPA President Bob Vetere announced today the six winning poems for the Associations 3rd Annual National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest
03/17/2011: Pet Industry Spending Expected to Exceed $50 Billion in 2011
 Pet owners are buying more than bare necessities when it comes to their pets In fact according to the industrys leading trade associations spending figures they are willing to pay almost any price when it comes to caring for their pets
03/08/2011: Pet Industry CEO Summit Presented by American Pet Products Association (APPA)
 The Pet Industry CEO Summit will bring together 150 200 chief executives of pet product manufacturing companies and suppliers to the industry The three day event will feature education exhibits and networking opportunities
12/30/2010: Deadline Extended on APPA’s 3rd Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest
 American Pet Products Association APPA President Bob Vetere announced today that the organizations 3rd Annual National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday February 14 2011 at 5 pm EST
12/20/2010: Global Pet Expo 2011 Announces First Ever New Products Showcase Awards Presentation
 Global Pet Expo 2011 Announces First Ever New Products Showcase Awards Presentation Best in Show winners to be featured at exclusive first ever awards presentation Dr Marty Becker resident veterinarian on both Good Morning America and The Dr Oz Show and frequent contributor to Parade magazine hosts the first ever New Products Showcase Awards Presentation at Global Pet Expo
11/22/2010: Global Pet Expo Media Advisory
 More Than 800 Companies Expected to Feature Latest Innovations at the Pet Industry’s Largest Annual Trade Show Demonstrating the Strength and Resilience of the Pet Industry Thousands of buyers and media expected to attend Global Pet Expo 2011 March 16 18 in Orlando FL New to this years Show is an all weekday schedule to better accommodate buyers
10/28/2010: Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Highlighted at Petailing Leadership Conference
 Bob Vetere President of the American Pet Products Association APPA is pleased to share a new initiative the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative HABRI outlined during the Petailing 2010 Leadership Conference Vetere will also serve as president of HABRI
09/09/2010: APPA NAMES JULES SCHWIMMER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
 The American Pet Products Association APPA would like to congratulate the winners of The APPA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award for the 2010 2011 academic year APPAs Scholarship Program now in its fourteenth year was established to help deserving students of APPA member companies Scholarships are awarded each year to eligible students who present the most impressive combination of academic and non academic credentials
08/18/2010: APPA Co-Sponsors First Ever Petailing2010 Leadership Conference
 The American Pet Products Association APPA together with Pet Business magazine will educate pet manufacturers and retail executives on the latest insights & trends strategic partnerships shopper marketing social media and an economic outlook for 2011 and beyond October 27 28 2010 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas
07/06/2010: APPA Announces 3rd Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest
 American Pet Products Association APPA President, Bob Vetere announced today that beginning August 1 2010 the organization will be accepting poems for the 3rd Annual APPA National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest through their public awareness campaign Pets Add Life PAL
06/22/2010: APPA Members Provide Solutions for Common Dog Problems
 Dogs come in many different sizes breeds shapes and colors but no matter the type of dog pet owners are faced with some common problems According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey 95 of dog owners report companionship love company and affection as the leading benefit of owning a dog However some aspects of dog ownership can be challenging so pet product manufacturers have come up with compromises for living harmoniously
05/11/2010: Social Media Plays Big Role at Global Pet Expo 2010
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce the successful launch of a mobile Global Pet Expo website for the 2010 show, which took place March 23-25 in Orlando, FL. Attendees were provided interactive, multimedia content and information on their mobile phones. Twitter, YouTube and Facebook were also used to enhance their show experience and success. The mobile site included general show information such as show hours and event times as well as a floor map shuttle bus schedules an exhibitor directory and pictures and videos of the days events The site also provided important announcements such as the New Products Showcase winners timely reminders of activities seminars and special networking events The site incorporated a feature that enabled attendees to forward the mobile site link via a text message to their colleagues and contacts
04/27/2010: 2010 Global Pet Expo Announces Show Sponsors
 The pet industrys largest annual trade show presented by American Pet Products Association APPA and Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA is March 25 27 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL
04/23/2010: APPA Members Provide Solutions for Common Cat Problems
 According to the 2009 2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, there are 38 2 million cat owning households in the United States
04/23/2010: APPA Offers Cool Ways to Enjoy the Summer with Your Pets
 The American Pet Products Association encourages pet owners to get out and have fun with their pets this summer
04/15/2010: Global Pet Expo Officials Announce 2011 Dates and New Show Date Pattern to Better Accommodate Buyers
 The pet industrys largest annual trade show presented by the American Pet Products Association and Pet Industry Distributors Association will take place March 16 18 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL
04/15/2010: Rachael Ray to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2010
 Rachael Ray is named 2010 recipient of the prestigious annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award
04/15/2010: World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show Exceeds Organizers’ Expectations and Enjoys Record Growth in Attendance Despite Recession
 
04/15/2010: New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2010
 The American Pet Products Association APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA are pleased to announce the New Products Showcase winners from this years Global Pet Expo held March 25 27 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida
04/15/2010: Best Booth Awards Announced for Global Pet Expo 2010
 The American Pet Products Association APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Booth Awards from this years Global Pet Expo held March 25 27 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL
04/15/2010: APPA Elects Board Members to New Two Year Term
 Bob Vetere president of the American Pet Products Association APPA is proud to announce the elected individuals who will serve on the APPA Board of Directors for the 2010 2011 term
03/01/2010: Horse Owners Cite Companionship as Mane Benefit
  From showing to trail riding horses bring entertainment and joy to pet owners around the country According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey horse owners reported companionship company love and relaxation relieves stress as the top benefits to ownership
02/08/2010: Pet Industry Grows More Than 5% in 2009 and Anticipates Nearly 5% Growth Again This Year
 The American Pet Products Association APPA just released the annual comprehensive review of spending data and reports which shows overall spending in the pet industry including food supplies veterinary care live animal purchases and other services such as grooming boarding and pet sitting grew by 5 4 from 43 billion dollars in 2008 to a little over 45 billion dollars in 2009 with no declines in any category from 2007
02/01/2010: Pet Owners Make Health a Priority In 2010
 Pet owners are responsible for keeping their pets fed clean and exercised Unfortunately unhealthy habits can creep into households with the best intentions Many pets are known for their affinity for food and sleep making it important for pets and their owners to stay healthy and active According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey 13 percent of dogs and 21 of cats are considered obese or overweight
02/01/2010: Survey Says: Bird Ownership Brings Joy
 Pet birds have flown their way into the heart and homes of American families. According to the 2009/2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey bird owners reported fun to watch have in the household and companionship love company affection as top benefits to ownership One third of bird owners even made provisions in their will and named a caretaker or guardian for their bird Cockatiels continue to be the most popular type of bird owned 35 percent while Parakeets are the second most popular 32 percent Also interestingly the recent Survey reports the highest level of those owning large birds 21 percent in a decade
01/08/2010: Global Pet Expo Officials Assist in Securing Consistent Rates for Luxury-Car Service for 2010 Show
 In response to concerns expressed by last years Global Pet Expo participants the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida and some of the surrounding hotels have reached a deal with transportation providers to offer uniform rates for luxury car service between certain hotels and the center Last year show attendees encountered issues with varying prices charged in non metered town cars and a lack of transportation options
01/08/2010: Cats Provide Companionship, Company and Love
 From companionship to convenience relaxation and entertainment owners report many benefits to cat ownership According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey 89 percent of cat owners reported companionship love and company as a benefit to ownership
12/10/2009: Despite Tough Economic Climate Americans Remain Loyal to Their Pets
 In August 2009 the American Pet Products Association APPA asked nearly 21000 pet owners nation wide if the current economy has influenced their pet ownership in any way The results are clearly indicative of a nation that loves their pets one which will stop at almost nothing to keep their faithful companions happy and healthy
11/11/2009: APPA & Global Pet Expo Launch FREE Marketing Program for Members and Buyers
 The American Pet Products Association APPA and Global Pet Expo invite members and buyers to take advantage of a FREE Marketing Stimulus Package developed by renowned marketing expert Steve Miller The package consists of a marketing know how series of webcasts and valuable tips that can re energize marketing strategies and engage customers during these tough economic times
10/26/2009: Fish Equal Fun
 According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey fish owners reported fun to watch have in the household appearance and relaxation relieve stress as top benefits to ownership The average number of fish owned has increased among both freshwater and saltwater fish owners with an average of 13 freshwater fish owned in 2008 up from 10 in 2006 and an average of 16 saltwater fish owned in 2008 up from 12 in 2006 respectively Interestingly The Survey also showed that 18 percent of freshwater fish owners have bought a medication for their fish
10/09/2009: Global Pet Expo Awarded Trade Show Executives 2009 Gold 100 Award
 Andy Darmohraj American Pet Products Association APPA Senior Vice President is pleased to announce that Global Pet Expo has been awarded Trade Show Executives 2nd Annual Gold 100 Award
10/09/2009: APPA Announces 2nd Annual National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest
 American Pet Products Association APPA President Bob Vetere announced today that the organization is now accepting poems for the 2nd Annual APPA National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest through their public awareness campaign Pets Add Life PAL
10/08/2009: Pet Reptiles in the House Are Sure to Entertain
 From snakes and turtles to iguanas and lizards reptiles make fun and entertaining pets According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey reptile owners reported fun quiet and easy to maintain as top benefits to ownership Interestingly there are 4 7 million reptile owning households with turtle ownership being the most popular
08/31/2009: Andrew Darmohraj of the American Pet Products Association Named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New York Society of Association Executives
 Darmohraj Named Chairman of the Board of Directors for NYSAE
08/31/2009: New Survey Reveals that When it Comes to Caring for Our Faithful Companions American Pet Owners are Top Dog
 American Pet Products Association releases the 2009-2010 National Pet Owners Survey
08/03/2009: APPA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Winners
 APPA would like to congratulate the winners of The APPA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award
07/23/2009: Winners Announced the APPA National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest
 American Pet Products Association (APPA) President Bob Vetere announced today the five winning poems for the first ever National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest
06/12/2009: Pack up the Family and the Family Pets as you Hit the Road this Summer
 The American Pet Products Association offers some of their top picks for making summer traveling with your pet safe and more convenient
04/23/2009: PIJAC CONTINUES LEADING FIGHT AGAINST HR 669
 If Passed in Current Form 669 Could Negatively Impact Pet Businesses and More Than One Third of the US Population
04/22/2009: Help Reduce Your Pets Carbon PAWprint this Earth Day
 Pet owners can make earth friendly choices when choosing products for their pets
04/14/2009: Must Have Products for the New First Puppy
 The American Pet Products Association offers the latest and greatest puppy products for the new White House pooch
04/07/2009: The American Pet Products Association Announces Board Changes
 APPA Announces Board Changes
03/27/2009: APPA Launches National Pet Poetry Contest for Children
 American Pet Products Association (APPA) President Bob Vetere announced today that the organization has launched a National Pet Poetry contest for children through their public awareness campaign Pets Add Life
03/17/2009: Global Pet Expo Remains Strong Despite Recession
 Global Pet Expo 2009 Lives Up to the Industry's Reputation of Being Recession Resistant With Growth in Attendance Over 2008
03/10/2009: New Product Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo
 APPA and PIDA Announce New Product Showcase Winners for Global Pet Expo 2009
02/14/2009: American Pet Prodcuts Association Joins Forces with Zootoo.com in First Annual Pet Lovers Choice Awards
 The Votes from Hundreds of Thousands of Pet Lovers Across America Reveal the 'Best Of' Products and Services at Global Pet Expo
02/14/2009: Pet Industry Robust and Resilient Despite Recession and Cuts
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases $43.2 Billion 2008 Pet Industry Spending Figure and Forecasts Continued Growth in 2009
02/13/2009: Best Booth Awards Announced for Global Pet Expo 2009
 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are please to announce the winners of the Best Booth Awards from this years Global Pet Expo
02/13/2009: Ellen DeGeneres Honored at Global Pet Expo 2009
 Ellen DeGeneres Named 2009 Recipient of the Annual Excellence in Pet Industry Journalism Award and is Recognized for Her Outstanding Contributions to Pet Industry
01/22/2009: The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Announces New Hire
 The country's largest pet products association welcomes Karyn Bennitt to the team
11/20/2008: APPA Welcomes New Members
 Sixty-five companies have been approved for membership by APPA's Board of Directors
11/12/2008: Pets Drive Gift Giving Trends This Holiday Season
 Great Pet Gifts for the Holidays
11/11/2008: The Internet Has Gone to the Dogs and Cats, Birds, Fish, Gerbils and Lizards
 Pets have become one of the most popular topics online leading to a wave of new social networking sites, product review sites, blogs, news, videos, photos and more all dedicated to pets and their owners according to the American Pet Products Association
10/08/2008: APPA Appoints New Board Member
 American Pet Products Association Welcomes Veterinary Ventures, Inc. Managing Director Sean Rowe to its Board of Directors
08/08/2008: APPMA Welcomes New Members
 Thirty-three companies have been approved for membership by APPAs Board of Directors
07/28/2008: APPMA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship and Piggyback Scholarship Winners
 The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) would like to congratulate the winners of The APPMA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award
07/23/2008: APPA Unveils Name Change
 Leading Trade Association Changes its Name to Reflect its Expanding Role in the Pet Industry
07/11/2008: High Gas Prices Got Your Tail Between Your Legs
 Try some alternative activities with your pet rather than jumping in your car during the dog days of summer
06/16/2008: U.S. Companies Continue Trend of Allowing Pets in the Workplace
 A New Survey Conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Shows Nearly One in Five Companies Allow Pets at Work
05/29/2008: APPMA Hires Office Administrator
 The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, (APPMA) has named Michelle Treacy Office Administrator
05/29/2008: APPMA Announces Appointment of Julia Fidenzio Within the N.Y. Bar Association
 Fidenzio Appointed Co-Vice-Chair of the Resource/Webpage Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Animals and the Law
04/01/2008: Pet Ownership Campaign Stretches Across the Country
 Campaign receives airings from national outlets and top markets such as Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington D.C.
03/31/2008: Go Green For Earth Day and Include Your Pet Too!
 Pet Owners Make Earth Friendly Choices When Choosing Products For Their Pets
03/18/2008: Spring Cleaning Does Not Stop at Windows and Closets
 Give yourself, and your pet a clean and sparkling environment this Spring
02/15/2008: Pet Pampering and Pet Health Insurance Drive Pet Industry Sales to Another All Time High
 The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Releases 2007 Pet Industry Spending Figures and 2008 Spending Forecast
02/11/2008: APPMA Welcomes New Members
 Fifty-eight companies have been approved for membership by APPMAs Board of Directors
01/02/2008: APPMA Announces Promotions
 The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) is proud to announce the promotions of three senior staff members
11/26/2007: 2007 APPMA Holiday Pet Gift Guide
 According to the 2007-2008 American Pet Products Manufacturers Association National Pet Owners Survey, 56% of dog owners and almost half of cat owners will buy their pets a gift this holiday season
10/10/2007: APPMA Welcomes New Members
 Ninety-two companies have been approved for membership by APPMA’s Board of Directors.
10/05/2007: No Tricks, Just Treats for Your Pet This Halloween
 Halloween isn’t just for kids, as pet parents plan to let their loved ones have some fun too this year
10/04/2007: APPMA Welcomes New Members
 Fifteen companies have been approved for membership by APPMA’s Board of Directors
08/23/2007: APPMA Membership Soars, Demonstrating the Strength of the Association and the Pet Industry
 With 29 companies approved for membership, APPMA announces unprecedented membership numbers in excess of 1,000
07/05/2007: APPMA Welcomes New Members
 Twenty-seven companies have been approved for membership by APPMA’s Board of Directors
06/18/2007: New National Pet Owners Survey Details Two Decades of Evolving American Pet Ownership
 APPMA Releases 2007 2008 National Pet Owners Survey the Most Comprehensive Data Examining Demographics and Consumer Habits, of US Dog Cat Fish Bird Horse Reptile and Small Animal Owners
06/14/2007: APPMA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship and Piggybacking Scholarship Winners
 The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) would like to congratulate the winners of The APPMA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award, along with the winner of the Earl F. Smith Memorial Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year
06/10/2007: New Products and Services Keep Pet Memories Alive
 New Statistics Mark World Pet Memorial Day June 10th, 2007
04/19/2007: APPMA Urges Pet Owners to Buckle Up Pets
 Despite Safety Concerns, Dangers and a Growing Number of State Requirements, Almost Two-Thirds Admit to Not Using a Pet Restraint
03/20/2007: Leading Industry Experts Answer Questions Arising from Nationwide Pet Food Recall
 The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association President and Board Certified Animal Nutritionist Dr. Pusillo Offer Advice and Answer Commonly Asked Questions
03/13/2007: APPMA Announces Board Changes
 Kay Schwichtenberg Named Chairman of the Board, Michael Farmer Named Vice Chairman, Michael O’Bryan Named Secretary/Treasurer
03/09/2007: Think Green for Pets this March
 Celebrate with environmentally friendly “green” pet products this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th and Earth Day, March 20th
02/22/2007: Health and Services Drive Pet Industry Sales
 The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Releases All Time High 2007 Pet Industry Spending Forecast of $40 Billion
01/25/2007: APPMA Welcomes New Members
 Thirty-eight companies have been approved for membership by APPMA’s Board of Directors

 

 

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