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Liz Freeman 
The Impetus Agency

APPA Announces Pet Inclusive Products Ahead of the Holiday Season

- Pets can now partake in some of the favorited holiday traditions like stocking stuffers and baking cookies -

(Stamford CT) – Pets have been part of the family for decades but this holiday season they get to play an extra role in the holiday festivities. According to the 2019-2020 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, almost half of dog owners and a quarter of cat owners purchase holiday gifts for their pets. Pet owners want to make sure their pet is included in all holiday activities and traditions. APPA is excited to share products manufactured by their members that will allow pets to partake in the fun during the holidays, even if they’re on the naughty list. 

Pet Stockings by Hearth & Hounds give pets the representation on the mantle or fireplace they deserve. Pet owners can now get a stocking that looks like their dog. There are over 20 breeds available so owners have a variety to choose from, and dogs can join in on the fun of stocking stuffers.
Price: $32.99 – $39.99



Good hygiene around the holidays is a must. Christmas Cookie Cologne by Christies Direct gives pets a sweet festive scent of cookies, vanilla and rich cream that smells good enough to eat. Simply spray onto a dry coat between baths or after grooming.
Price: Starts at $5.95


This season pet owners can wrap their pet into a Stretch Fleece Onesie by Gold Paw Series. Imagine pets matching their owner’s cozy jammies, sitting by the fire watching holiday movies. Made in the USA, the Onesie contains recycled polyester and spandex for a 4-way stretch. Available in several color and print options, including Red Tartan for some festive flare.
Price: Starts at $55.00



Cats can enjoy the turkey from the holiday dinner in a healthier way with PureBites® Turkey Breast. Cat parents lchoose PureBites® because their treats are 100 percent pure and rich in nutrients for a happy and healthy life. Plus, they are sourced and made in the USA with Human Grade Turkey and are only two calories per treat.
Price: Start at $4.99



Cookie decorating is a favorite tradition amongst families during the holidays and now dogs can participate with Holiday Cookie Mix by PuppyCake. It’s an all natural cake mix made with healthy, dog safe wheat-free and gluten-free ingredients. A bone-shaped cookie cutter is included in the bag.
Price: $6.99



Gingerbread, YUM! Oh wait, it’s just Gingy by American Dog. This gingerbread-inspired toy will last longer than the cookie, which dogs will appreciate. It has a soft, fleece-like backing and is stuffing free, which is a win for both dogs and owners. Plus, it floats so dogs can enjoy it throughout the year.
Price: $12.95



For more information, product samples, images or interview opportunities, please contact Liz Freeman at 775-322-4022 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 1,300 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 Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust.  Visit for more information.