APPA Announces Products Encouraging Summer Fun with Pets

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June 3, 2020

(Stamford, CT) –  According to the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, benefits of pet ownership include, pets promote exercise, provide companionship and are good for the health of the pet owner. As temperatures warm up across the nation, summer is just around the corner and that means more time will be spent outdoors with pets.  The following products manufactured by APPA members are perfect for the summer months ahead and are designed to encourage pet owners to enjoy the great outdoors with their pets.

Get dogs moving during the lazy days of summer or when pet owners are at work. The Tether Tug Toy allows dogs to pull, tug, spin, or fetch all day long. It’s perfect to keep a dog’s physical and mental activity stimulated even when pet owners aren’t home. It’s available in three sizes so all dogs can participate in the fun.
Price: Starts at $49.95


 Before heading outdoors with Fido, have you checked the pavement or outside temperature? Hot weather means hot surfaces. PAWZ Dog Boots protect dog’s paws from these dangers. These protective boots provide protection year-round and are disposable, waterproof and reusable. Available in multiple sizes and colors. 
Price: Starts at $12.00


The AutoDogMug by Highwave is great for pet owners who like to venture outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, a long walk or car ride, pets can stay hydrated with this easy water bottle system. Just fill with water and squeeze to let pets drink. Once they’re done, the water goes back into the canister. Plus, it’s equipped with a carabiner making it easy to attach to backpacks or belt loops.
Price: Starts at $18.00


Easily bring toys on a walk or adventure with the Off-Leah by Dexas. The leash features a D ring positioned under the main handle, perfect for hands-free carrying of waste bag holders or Dexas Off-Leash Dog Toys which are sold separately. No need to worry about extra baggage, this leash makes transportation of toys easy for pet owners.
Price: Starts at $16.00


Dogs need sunscreen too. Warren London’s Premium Dog Sunscreen protects dog’s vulnerable areas from harsh UV rays. It’s made with natural aloe vera moisturizer to keep dog’s skin moisturized and does not contain any toxic ingredients. Just apply a light even coat and they are ready to go. It dries in seconds and it’s lick-safe once it’s dry.
Price: $12.99


For more information, product samples, images or interview opportunities, please contact Liz Freeman at 916-606-8795 or



The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,100 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust.  Visit for more information.



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