The International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA) is a professional trade association serving the pet care services industry.
Americans spent a reported $55.7 billion on their pets in 2013. Of that, at $4.41 billion, pet care services including grooming, boarding, training, and pet-sitting grew by the largest percentage. We provide the training, education, products, trends, information, and legislative support to help our members succeed in a rapidly growing and competitive industry. IBPSA members include traditional and non-traditional pet care service providers including boarding facilities, veterinarians, groomers, trainers, pet sitters, doggie daycares, pet massage, and holistic care just to name a few.
The IBPSA education and certification programs, developed by veterinarians and industry experts, provide an invaluable base of pet care knowledge for service providers, facility owners, managers, and staff. Our focus on current industry trends and analysis of impact to business, as well as staying abreast of industry legislation, allows our members to focus on making their business a success. IBPSA also facilitates and encourages networking opportunities so our members can gain support and learn from other industry professionals.