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Jamie Brant

The Impetus Agency




The 2011 / 2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey reports 46.3 million dog-owning households in the U.S.

(GREENWICH, Conn.) – Whether they’refrom shelters and humane societies or rescue groups and friends, more and more households around the country are welcoming dogs into the home. According to the 2011 / 2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, the total number of dog-owning households in the United States has increased one and one-half percent to 46.3 million households from 45.6 million in 2008. In addition, the percentage of households owning two or more dogs (40 percent) is the highest number reported in more than a decade.


With more pooches finding new homes, it is important to ensure new puppies start off with proper nutrition and products. Here are some great products manufactured by APPA members to make for an easy and smooth transition for pets and pet parents as they welcome home new furry family members:


Simple Solution Puppy Housetraining Kit

A perfect starter kit for new puppy parents, Simple Solution’s packed kit features all the necessities including Training Pads,Stain & Odor Remover Spray, a Bags on Board Waste Pick-Up Dispenser and a copy of the Unofficial Guide to Housetraining Your Puppy.

Poochie Pets’ Poochie-Bells®

With four sets of strategically set bells, Poochie-Bells® are designed to hang on a doorknob or hook next to the door. Dogs have access to ringing the bells with their nose or paws to alert owners when it’s time to be let out.

Poochie-Bells® are available in a variety of colors and come with training instructions.  

Vet’s Best Active Puppy Support

Start the new puppy’s arrival on a healthy note with Vet’s Best Active Puppy Support supplements. Helping puppies maintain strong bones and joint mobility from the get-go, the formula also provides antioxidant support for the immune system and ingredients known to support a healthy brain, skin and coat.

Drinkwell Fountain

Ensuring puppies start off with fresh water is key. Get puppies into the swing of staying hydrated with the Drinkwell Pet Fountain, proven to improve pets’ health with an innovative water system. Simple and safe, the fountain continuously aerates a fresh falling stream of water with oxygen and holds up to 50 ounces of water to keep new family members hydrated throughout the day.



Simple Solution Oxy Charged Stain & Odor Remover


With the puppy’s new arrival, pet parents are likely to encounter a few unwanted messes here and there. With a triple-oxy formula to destroy stains and odors quickly, Simple Solution’s Oxy Charged Stain & Odor Remover permanently removes old and new pet-related odors and eliminates pet re-marking.

Puppy Shampoo by Earthbath

Treating puppies to love and care, Earthbath’s extra-mild shampoo for puppies keeps sensitive skin and coats feeling good and looking shiny. Containing natural blends and ingredients, the shampoo is safe for all animals over six weeks old and includes aloe vera and cherry essence for pups to smell their best.


JW Pet Lucky Bamboo Stick


Reward the new pup after good behavior and treat them with a snack and a good old game of fetch. The Lucky Bamboo Stick, available in all sizes and made of solid, natural rubber for chewing, opens at the ends for owners to stuff a special treat into.


All Natural Treats by Fido’s Cookies


Treat Fido with an assortment of all-natural Fido’s Cookies including Peanut Butter Apple, Chicken and Veggie and Bacon Cheddar bites. Each12-ounce re-sealable bag contains healthy, flavored treats that contain no corn or wheat.

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 nearly 1,000 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.