American Pet Products Association Celebrates the Joys and Benefits All Dogs Bring for National Rescue Dog Day

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Pets and people are better together; especially when there are products to ensure a happier healthier relationship among pets and their people.

Jewel Pop Toy by PetSafe

In fact, according to the APPA 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, 30 percent of dog owners obtained their dog from an animal shelter or rescue group.

The debate is still out there on who really rescues who, but we can all agree that pets and people are better together. In honor of National Rescue Dog Day, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is proud to recognize all the ways in which rescue dogs become a part of the human family and celebrate the millions out there who’ve found their match in a rescue dog. In fact, according to the APPA 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, 30 percent of dog owners obtained their dog from an animal shelter or rescue group. Below is a list of products that can help welcome any rescue dog to their new home or simply enhance the relationship between pets and people.

Give pets a style of their own with a Leather Collar and Leash by Xolo Pet. Made from the same leather used for horse saddles, these collars and leashes are extremely durable and comfortable for dogs of all types. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Price: Starting at $21.99

Treat pets like royalty with the Jewel Pop Toy by PetSafe. It’s a fun durable chew toy that also holds treats. It’s made from thermoplastic rubber which is known to outlast the toughest chewers. Fill with treats by simply unscrewing the jewel and sliding a rawhide treat ring onto the post. Screw the jewel back on for long-lasting engagement with a tasty reward!
Price: $4.99

Rescue dogs can eat as freely and messy as they want with Feeding Sets by Pura Naturals Pet. The innovative design of the bowl and tray makes them slip resistant because they are self-positioned preventing pets from moving them around while eating or drinking.
Price: Starting at $39.99

There can be a lot of anxiety associated with a new environment but Anxiety Relief by HomeoPet can help pets transition into their new home stress-free. This homeopathic remedy helps relieve stress and can be administered three times a day as needed through water or sprinkled over food.
Price: $17.49

Training is a must when bringing a dog into a new home. All training sessions come with a reward and Chewy Training Treats by Exclusively Pet are a delicious and healthy reward that owners can feel good about. Each treat is 4 calories to allow multiple treating occasions during a long training session. Available in four flavors including peanut butter, savory chicken, bacon apple and cheese.
Price: $7.79

Regardless of where owners get their rescue dog, it’s always a good idea to boost their immune system as they transition into their new home. NaturPet Immuno Boost is excellent for restoring health and contains high levels of antioxidants to boost the immune system. The formula also supports detoxification and removal of damaging toxins.
Price: $35.99

Additional information, product samples, images and interview opportunities available upon request.

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.

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