About APP

American Pet Professionals, (APP), is a multiple award-winning National Business Networking, Educational, and Multimedia Organization for the Pet Industry. Educating, Uniting, Referring, Connecting, and Helping all Pet Professionals since February of 2009! 

The membership-based organization offers in-person networking events nationwide with expert speakers offering their expertise on many different topics to help individuals and businesses grow, work together and unite the pet industry. Hosting over 125+ in-person networking and educational events for pet professionals since its inception. In addition to in-person networking events, American Pet Professionals has hosted hundreds of live educational webinars and Qebinars™ for their members; hosts multiple live networking and mastermind events for members monthly, membership resources, office hours, and direct introductions to others in the industry for their members.

American Pet Professionals sends out a weekly public Pet Events Newsletter to 20,500+ pet parents and professionals that showcases upcoming pet events, news, and information about the pet industry. This has been landing in email inboxes since November 2008! APP, also works regularly with many rescue groups throughout the country and features adoptable pets in their newsletter each week.

Featured regularly in Pet Age Magazine, Pet Product News International Magazine, Pet Business Magazine, Pets+ Magazine, Dogster Magazine, Modern Dog Magazine, and numerous newspapers, blogs, and TV stations throughout the country. Over the past 13+ years, American Pet Professionals has become a multiple award-winning organization by being voted the Best Networking Organization, first place 3 - years in a row, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  APP has received accolades from other business organizations and even town officials, and Pet Age Magazine named APP president, Nancy Hassel, Women of Influence in the pet industry in 2018.  

Dedicated to bringing together pet professionals from all areas of our industry has always been a #1 priority, and what APP was founded on.  Anyone in the pet industry has always been able to join and enjoy the many, many membership benefits, the camaraderie of in-person networking events, as well as many educational webinars, members-only newsletters, information, insight, and opportunities within the pet industry. Whether you are a dog trainer, veterinarian, corporate pet business, pet influencer, dog groomer, horse farrier, pet store owner, involved in wildlife rescue, a dog or cat rescue organization, horse rescue organization, pet product manufacturer, pet retailer, pet massage therapist, pet photographer, animal lawyer, shelter worker, pet marketing or PR person, or just entering the pet professional world – then this is the organization for you!  Membership has incredible benefits, and there is now a level to suit everyone’s needs – to find out more about how to become a member click on our Join page!  

APP’s founder and president, Nancy Hassel, has also been in attendance and speaker at other pet organizations events across the country multiple times such as: Global Pet Expo; SuperZoo; Pets & Money Summit; Pet Connections Expo; Total Pet Expo; BarkWorld; BlogPaws; Top2Top Pet Industry Conference; P3 Pet Trade Show; APDT Dog Trainers Conference; Pet Writers Association, just to name a few.  In addition, Nancy has hosted and co-hosted over 1,000 in-person pet industry events including business-to-business events, business-to-customer events, educational events for pet parents, pet retail events, and has worked with someone from nearly every area of the pet industry assisting them with their events.

Recognized as an expert in the pet industry, named as an industry visionary, Nancy has also been a speaker for over a decade a various pet industry events: Global Pet Expo, SuperZoo, Pet Connections Expo, BarkWorld to name a few.  Nancy has also been a columnist in various nationally recognized and local magazines, newspapers, blogs as a pet industry expert, for well over 12 years.

Learn more about APP on our FAQ page!

Questions or suggestions can be sent to: info@AmericanPetProfessionals.com.