The American Pet Products Association Celebrates National Dog Day

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July 30, 2020

(Stamford, CT) – In recognition of National Dog Day, observed on August 26, the American Pet Products Association (APPA)  is honoring dogs and all the joy they bring to our lives. From rescues and service dogs to senior pets and puppies alike, our furry companions play an important role in our lives. 

According to APPA’s 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, half of U.S. households own a dog and millennials own the most dogs among all generations. The Survey also revealed a top benefit of dog ownership is that dogs are like a family member. People love to spoil their dogs, and current trends show more owners than ever are creating social media accounts for their pups (and they often have better followings than their owners!) To celebrate this observance, the Association has rounded up some great products manufactured by APPA members that both owners and dogs can enjoy. 


#Twinning. Get a matching Watch Band and Collar by C4 Belts. They have a variety of prints that will match any style. Watch bands are offered in leather and medical grade Thermo Elastomer and are easy to replace. Collars are sturdy, durable and 100 percent water resistant making them fit for any adventure.
Price: Starting at $34.00


Help dogs spend boundless reserves of energy with the KONG Floppy Knots Dog Toy. The cute characters feature a cheerful, floppy design, perfect for thrashing fun. Its realistic feel of an internal knotted rope satisfies a dog’s instinct to chew. Plus, the varied textures and squeakers make it even more fun for dogs to play and minimal stuffing doesn’t make a mess.
Price: $9.99


Dogs won’t be able to resist Taste Buddies from Loving Pets. Made in the USA, these grain-free treats feature classic American flavor combos with a twist. The special twist shape also provides dental benefits by helping to clean teeth, remove tartar and massage gums. Offered in four different flavors.
Price: $5.99


The PetSafe® Drinkwell® One Gallon Pet Fountain is designed with pet owners and their dogs in mind. This automatic water bowl features a free-falling water stream with adjustable flow control. Choose from nearly silent circulation on the lowest setting to a tranquil stream on the highest. The large capacity bowl is perfect for medium-sized dogs or households with multiple dogs.
Price: $59.99


Say goodbye to unsightly metal crates that clash with home décor and say hello to the ECOFLEX® InnPlace™ Dog Crate by New Age Pet. The ECOFlex material is a combination of recycled plastic and wood, making it extremely eco-friendly and durable. This crate blends seamlessly into any décor, all while providing the comfort and durability a pup needs. It’s available in multiple colors and sizes to fit any pup or home décor.
Price: Starts at $95.00


Doggo’s playtime will be filled with intergalactic excitement when they dig into the Zippy Burrow Aliens in UFO. It’s the perfect interactive toy for keeping dogs busily engaged in hide-and-seek play that prevents boredom and promotes mental stimulation. This interactive hide-and-seek toy comes with 1 UFO and 3 small squeaky aliens.
Price: $13.99


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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