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Know who you can trust

There are more businesses and products than ever and it is hard to know as a pet owner who to trust.  With APA Approved, you know the business or product you use is committed to a higher standard and you can use them with confidence.





Let your customers know!

You are in business to sell your product or service, and you are committed to the best, but how do you let pet owners know this? There are many factors that are important to your success; A good price, a great product or service and an effective marketing plan. Being APA Approved enhances all aspects of your business and produces measurable results.





25 years; The best reputation in the pet industry

The APA has a spotless reputation. This is because we try very hard to do what is right, every time. We pass up on huge advertising dollars because we can't afford to be influenced, we do not approve businesses or products that are questionable, we establish policies that are fair and in the best interest of our companion animals.  The APA is fair, committed and honest, because you count on us to be and we owe it to our companion friends.




Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How do I become APA Approved?
  2. Where can I find APA Approved businesses and products?
  3. Will the APA Approve anyone?
  4. What areas does the APA serve?
  5. How do I contact the APA?
  6. Who runs the APA?

How do I become APA Approved?

Choose your business type from the menu on the left and contact the proper person to begin the process. You will be given a quick initial review and if acceptable, you will be sent an application.

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Where can I find APA Approved Businesses and Products?

APA Approved Businesses and Products use the APA Approved Logo at their businesses, on their packaging and in their advertisements. We do not currently publish a master list as it violates our Privacy Policy, but expect to have one by 2012.

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Will the APA Approve anyone?

Definitely not. However do not confuse us with elitist groups looking to endorse only the rich, successful post businesses. We are happy to approve any business that maintains APA Standards and will provide honest, humane quality service to pet owners.

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What areas does the APA serve?

We server all of the United States including Hawaii and Alaska. We do approve products that are humanely manufactured anywhere in the world for distribution in the US.

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How do I contact the APA?

APA professionals are available during normal business hours at 800-APA-PETS

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Who runs the APA?

The American Pet Association / American Companion Animal Association is an independent organization with no corporate affiliations. We are self funded, self managed and all of our policies are made by our board of directors and Executive Director.

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