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07/01/2016
APPA Encourages Summertime Fun with Pets
A look at pet products and tips to help keep pets safe and entertained during the hot summer months.

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06/27/2016
Pets Add Life Announces 8th Annual Children's Pet Poetry Contest Winners
American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO Bob Vetere is proud to announce the six winning poems and their young authors for APPA’s nonprofit campaign, Pets Add Life’s (PAL) 8th Annual Children’s Pet Poetry Contest. Open to third through eighth-grade students across the nation, the annual contest encourages children to share stories about pets in the form of a poem.

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06/15/2016
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Supports Pets in the Workplace With a Look at Convenient, Office-Friendly Pet Products
Check out fun and convenient pet products to help make bringing pets to work an enjoyable experience.

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06/08/2016
Pet Leadership Council Endorses Purdue University Project to Establish Science-Based Standards for the Care and Welfare of Breeding Dogs
The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), which comprises pet industry leaders, animal welfare organizations, veterinarians and academia, is announcing its support of a Purdue University Study currently underway to improve dog breeder standards.

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06/07/2016
Pet Leadership Council Launches Effort on Responsible Fish Keeping
As Finding Dory movie is expected to spur interest, The Pet Leadership Council (PLC) announces an effort to promote the health and welfare of aquatic life, environmental stewardship, and responsible fish keeping.

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03/28/2016
APPA Releases New Report Detailing Pet Ownership Among Generations
New report breaks down data to gain further insight into pet ownership and product buying behavior among generations

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03/18/2016
Pet Industry Spending Makes History: Surpasses $60 Billion
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases Annual Industry-Wide Spending Figures

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03/17/2016
Bob Vetere Honored at Global Pet Expo
American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO Bob Vetere Honored with Rolf C. Hagen Hall of Fame Award at Global Pet Expo

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01/14/2016
APPA Announces Staff Promotions
Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), is pleased to announce four new staff promotions across several departments.

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12/03/2015
APPA's Sarah Bopp and Kaitlin Simonfay Honored for Outstanding Contributions and Service
Bopp and Simonfay Win the Diamond Award from the IAEE New York Chapter

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12/03/2015
APPA Announces Pet Industry's First-Ever Young Professionals Group
APPA Young Professionals set to co-host a breakfast at Global Pet Expo along with the APPA Professional Women’s Network

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11/24/2015
Captain Mark Kelly and ESPN Analyst, Herm Edwards, Announced as Keynote Speakers for the 2016 Pet Industry Leadership Conference
The pet industry’s first-ever joint business conference is set to take place in Tucson, Arizona January 18-21, 2016

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10/27/2015
Pet Age Honors Forty Under 40
Jennifer Skelley of the American Pet Products Association Among Honorees

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09/30/2015
Announcing The Pet Industry Leadership Conference
The pet industry’s first-ever joint business conference for executives

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09/21/2015
APPA’s Sarah Bopp Receives IAEE Rookie of the Year Award
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Recognizes 2015 Individual Award Winners.

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08/31/2015
APPA Expands Member Benefits with Launch of ‘Member Marketplace’
American Pet Products Association members can now access all member benefits from one convenient location.

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07/27/2015
Survey Says: More Owners are Buying Toys for their Dogs
According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey, dog toy purchases are up, from 67 percent to 70 percent of owners.

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07/22/2015
Survey Says: More Owners Than Ever are Traveling with their Dogs
According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey, 37 percent of dog owners (up from 32 percent last survey) are bringing their pals along for the ride.

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07/08/2015
And The Winners Are… Pets Add Life Announces 7th Annual Children's Pet Poetry Contest Winners
American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO, Bob Vetere, is pleased to announce the six winning students and poems for APPA’s non-profit campaign Pets Add Life’s (PAL) 7th Annual Children’s Pet Poetry Contest.

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07/08/2015
APPA Board of Directors Elects Robert Merar as Chairman of the Board
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Board of Directors elects board member Robert Merar, to serve as Chairman, at the annual meeting of members.

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