The American Pet Products Association is a not-for-profit industry association founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. The APPA represents more than 1000 pet product manufacturers, importers of pet products and suppliers of products for non-pet livestock as well.
APPMA supports the interests of its members through public policy, public affairs, and animal awareness. In 2008 it dropped the word Manufacturers from its name.
The APPA organizes the Global Pet Expo annually. The 2012 expo featured 896 exhibitors.