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May 8, 2013

Tierra Bonaldi / Julie Rowe / Jamie Baxter
The Impetus Agency

APPA Offers the Hottest Pet Products of the Summer

-As warmer weather hits, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) encourages owners to head outdoors with pets this summer-

(Greenwich, CT) –With 32 percent of dog owners taking pets with them in the car when traveling for at least two nights, according to APPA’s 2013/2014 National Pet Owners Survey, ensure Fido is set with all the necessities before hitting the road. Here are some great products manufactured by APPA members to make traveling with pets safe and easy this season.

Keep dogs safe and secure with the crash-tested Enhanced Tru-Fit Smart Harness with Steel Nesting Buckles by Kurgo. Simply slip over the dog’s head and clip around the midsection. Five adjustments and a chest pad provide a near custom fit and the harness can safely be used with any vehicle seat belt or Kurgo Auto Zip Line.

The lightweight and packable Ruffwear Highlands Bed is ideal for backpacking or camping and rolls up for easy traveling. Reclaim your sleeping bag while still providing a comfortable place to let your dog rest comfortably.

Keeping Fido safe and identifiable during summer travels, theTagg Tracker is a pet tracking device that uses advanced GPS and wireless technology to track your pet’s location and activity from your computer or mobile device, 24 hours a day.

Sleepypod’s three-in-one Yummy Travel Bowls allow pet owners to conveniently store, transport and serve food and water while on the road. Each set features a spill-resistant water bowl that serves as a base, a food bowl that slips into the water bowl, and a sealable lid to avoid leaking. 

For more information, images or interview opportunities, please contact Jamie Baxter at 775-322-4022


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 1,000 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.