Welcome

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WhyUseApproved

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.

   

 

   

WhyBecomeApproved

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.

   

 

   

WhyAPA

20 years; ZERO serious complaints, law suits or questionable practices.

The APA has a spotless reputation. This is because we 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; But we are not elitist.  The APA is fair, committed and honest, because you count on us to be and we owe it to our companion friends.

   

 

 

   

APA Approval for Pet Owners

 

Welcome to APA Approval

A letter in 2008 from an angry pet owner made a big change for us here at the APA. This woman had a serious problem with a pet care business she had recently used. One paragraph stood out and called us to action.

 

"Even with recent government regulations, you cannot tell if a business owner is kind to the pets in their care, is a fair and honest business person or that their facility is a safe and humane environment for my pet. What are you doing about it?"

 

Since 1991 APA Members have turned to us to recommend products, services and facilities. This is not something we have taken lightly.  APA Members know they can count on us for an unbiased position on all pet issues. We do not accept corporate donations or sell advertising at our web sites or newsletters; this allows us to remain unbiased in our decisions.

 

The Approval Department was made to meet this demand for all pet owners, not just our members. The APA's ethics are the highest in the industry and this department is a perfect example. Our approval fee is solely to cover the process of approval, and approval is never guaranteed. We encourage feedback from all consumers and every feedback form is personally addressed by an APA Employee.

 

Buy, use, visit with confidence, submit your feedback and be part of the process!

 

The only Business Approval that includes Humane Treatment of Animals, Cleanliness and Safety of Facility AND Ethical Business Practices of the Owner and Employees.

 

The only Product Approval that not only conducts extensive real world testing, but ongoing testing and consumer feedback as well.