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About Us

For more than 40 years, Apet Inc. has immersed itself in every aspect of the pet distribution business. During that time, we emerged as one of the largest full-line wholesale distributors of tropical fish, marine fish, corals, invertebrates, companion animals, reptiles, and birds in the country.

When Apet, Inc. started on the North Side of Chicago more than 40 years ago there was a need for a distributor that could offer pet stores a full line of aquatics along with companion animals, birds, reptiles, and aquatic plants. Throughout the years this small family owned company has grown into a 53,000 square foot, state of the art, facility while maintaining the personal commitment by each and every one of its employees. The animals are still taken care of by compassionate people that put pets first. The updates and improvements made to the transportation and service departments have helped make us one of the largest distributors in the country.

Our in-depth experience and commitment to quality flows through every aspect of our business. From a professional and caring staff to a strategically planned, high-tech facility, we provide the finest care for every animal and every customer we encounter. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate success for pet stores and the pet industry.


To provide the finest in aquatic and companion animals by offering perfect product & perfect service to everyone we encounter.