Mission & Vision

Mission & Background

The mission of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is to promote responsible pet care and advance the pet products industry.  Founded in 1958, APPA is the leading trade association in the pet industry made up of 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers.  Our membership consists of a diverse group representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises worldwide.

As a trade association, APPA provides a wealth of services and programs designed to help its members prosper.  For information on all of the programs APPA offers its members, click here.