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BECOME A MEMBER OF APPA

Join the Leading
Pet Industry Association

APPA is reimagining the membership association experience. As the leading pet product association, APPA aims to gather, inform, and connect our members to drive the industry forward. Together we can better serve pets and their people.

For all use cases

Our members enrich the lives of pets
and the people who love them.

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!

Manufacturers

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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Retailers

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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Suppliers

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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Appa Serves Members Like You

Membership Benefits

APPA member benefits are curated to help your pet business thrive.

Brand Awareness Brand Awareness

Brand Awareness

Increase your brand exposure with retail buyers and pet store owners globally through APPA events, awards, networking opportunities and research insights. 

Networking & Events Networking & Events

Networking & Events

As an APPA Member, you gain access to the biggest industry event: Global Pet Expo plus more opportunities for pet-centered networking and education. 

Thought Leadership Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Through our research reports, white papers, webinars, blog articles, podcast, videos, and more, we aim to provide insights that meet the needs of our members.

Commerce Partnerships Commerce Partnerships

Commerce & Partnerships

Join a community of pet product manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, distributors, and industry service providers for partnership opportunities and more.

WHY APPA?

APPA advances and unites the pet industry through key initiatives:

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Gathering

APPA members come together at dedicated events for pet industry professionals. These gatherings provide opportunities for partnership, education, and growth.

Informing

Informing

For more than 50 years, APPA has provided insight into the trends and behaviors of pet owners. Our efforts are expanding through new content and thought leadership.

Connecting

Connecting

APPA is building a community of manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, and more to connect the pet industry and grow the pet market.

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Testimonials

What our members are saying

Discover what our members have to say about the benefits of being an American Pet Products Association member. 

"You have worldwide buyers, you have major food drug mass buyers, and major pet specialty buyers, maybe independent buyers. It is the place to be.”

- CHUCK LATHAM, H&C ANIMAL HEALTH

"APPA gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase our brand, connect with all of our retailers and also launch new products.”

- BOCCE'S BAKERY

"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."

- ALVIN, PET MANUFACTURER

"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.”

- JENNA, PET STORE OWNER

Reach Out and Let’s
Unleash a Connection

APPA aims to advance the pet industry through community, research, and innovation. We’re curious to know your thoughts.

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