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Shaping the future of the pet business community.

Join our leading trade association, a connected and informed community of pet leaders and enthusiasts.



Our Community Of Members Includes Your Favorite Pet Brands


APPA members connect for success in commerce, partnerships & innovation.

Our members include major pet manufacturing corporations, independent pet specialty retailers, pet service providers, influencers, and more. 

Members Connect For Success

APPA aims to build a connected and informed community of pet industry businesses with a genuine passion for all things pet. Join us to gather, inform and connect together!


APPA was founded with pet product manufacturers at our core. Join the biggest community in the pet industry to connect, learn, and innovate for success. New member benefits coming soon!

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For decades, retailers have attended APPA's premiere industry event, Global Pet Expo. Now, APPA has even more to offer retail buyers, including essential consumer insights and pet shopping trends. 

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APPA is a vital resource for pet industry suppliers. Whether you're a supplier of ingredients or equipment or a supplier of business services like finance or PR, APPA has events, education and networking for you!

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Access research insights to transform your pet business.

For more than 50 years, APPA has led the pet industry in U.S. pet consumer insights through the National Pet Owners Survey, now conducted annually. Leverage our quarterly research reports to inform your business strategies so that you can meet the needs of pet owners, and use our economic forecasts to plan your long-term initiatives. 


What our members are saying

Our members benefit from added exposure, networking opportunities, and access to pet industry research as part of the APPA community. 

"Being part of the APPA community has truly elevated our business. The connections made at industry events have opened doors to exciting collaborations and innovations.”


"The research provided by APPA is invaluable for businesses like ours. It helps us stay ahead of consumer trends and adapt our products and services to meet evolving pet owner needs."


Why Join us?

APPA is transforming the way we connect as an industry.

Our award-winning pet expo, our fresh approach to education, our actionable insights, and our APPA Gives Back initiatives aim to gather, inform, and connect the pet products community.

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APPA aims to advance the pet industry through community, research, and innovation. We’d love to hear from you.