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Julie Rowe or Jamie Baxter

The Impetus Agency


Survey Says: More Owners are Buying Toys for their Dogs

-According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey, dog toy purchases are up, from 67 percent to 70 percent of owners. -

(Greenwich, CT) – With over 38 million dog owners buying toys for their loyal companions, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) presents some of the hottest new toys and gadgets for the summer months. Manufactured by APPA members, here’s a glimpse of just some of the great new toys out there to make play time with Fido extra fun this summer.


For unstoppable fun, just add water. Splash up some summertime excitement with the HydroFetch by Outward Hound. This fetch toy sprinkler is guaranteed to make your pup's summer so soakin' fun. The dog days of summer don’t stand a chance with Outward Hound Games! Keep your pup cool, happy & hydrated.



The Tuggo brand Water-Weighted Tug dog toy is a one-of-a-kind, patent-pending toy that is the perfect solution for providing dogs with exercise, entertainment and mental stimulation. Just fill the ball with water and watch the outdoor fun begin!

$27.99-  $34.99

Skipping Stones

Fetch in the water is a great workout for your dog. Bring even more excitement to your game by replacing your slimy ball with these floating skipping stones, shaped just like real stones. Skip them over the water as far as you can, wait for your dog to bring them back, and repeat.



Made of the infamous, Bionic Rubber®, this toy is built to last, and perfect for floating, flying and fetching.   Take it with you to lakes and pools and simply toss the toy into the water and your dog will gladly chase after it as it floats on the surface. The orange color is designed to easily be seen by dogs (and you) for easy retrieving.


Aqua Toss Toy

This toss-and-retrieve Kong toy is super tough, made in the USA and provides endless outdoor fun, both in and out of water! The KONG Aqua has a foam core that keeps it floating while your dog swims out to fetch it and is built with a long distance throw rope so you can even challenge yourself.


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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit 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. Visit for more information.