ABOUT THE BRAND
AAPETPEOPLE features items for pets and their people. Our mission is to bring together pets, people, and luxury into a shared community. The brand launched in January 2020, with limited t-shirt designs, and a photographic essay publication which tells 5 intriguing personal stories of Dallas originating icons and a peek into how they got to where they are now... all while accompanied by furry companions!
There are over 70 million homeless cats and dogs in the United States alone, and we are determined to make a change in these numbers by giving back a portion of the proceeds one purchase at a time. We also see that pets too deserve the many luxuries offered to people. We are dedicated to eco-friendly and sustainable practices in all aspects of product development & production, and will go above and beyond to make you and your pet happy.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Hi- first of all, I am so happy you are here, and here's a little bit about me... my name is Anneliese Aeria and I am an actress, model, dancer, musician, artist, entrepreneur, and, most of all, a pet lover which is why at the age of 17 I founded AAPETPEOPLE. Growing up, I was painfully shy, and incredibly unconfident. I began modeling and acting when I was 12-ish, and working on sets with new, initially intimidating people was a very scary and nerve racking experience for me... I found over time that if I was able to some how slide in the question, "do you have pets?" to those around me, and find some common ground, all of the sudden the ice was broken! This simple question has put me at ease countless times, and made me realize that the individuals who were initially so intimidating, were just like me at the end of the day.
I credit my love of animals to my mother who is an entrepreneur of sorts and a veterinarian. With 2 parents working as veterinarians, I grew up around animals, fostering puppies and kittens with my siblings are some of my fondest memories, and I have always had a deep connection with pet rescue.
Now, I am a full time model/actress, and have decided to connect my two worlds. AAPETPEOPLE is the uniting of my two worlds, into a brand which is focused not only on the pet, but their owner as well. Seeking to connect people, and pets, in the Fashion and Arts industries, as well as aiding in pet rescue, is the motivation behind the my brand, AAPETPEOPLE.