About IBPSA – International Boarding & Pet Services Association

The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) is a professional association serving the pet care services industry.

The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) is a professional association offering business resources, staff education, and legislative support for the pet care services industry.

IBPSA Members include the owners and employees of pet boarding and daycare facilities, groomers, dog walkers, pet sitters, veterinarians, trainers, and holistic pet care providers currently residing in more than 10 countries.

Dog with curlers in hairWhy Join IBPSA?

Pet owners across the globe spend billions on their pets every year. In fact, Americans, alone, spend more than $123.6 billion. Of that, over $9.5 billion is spent on pet care services such as grooming, boarding, walking, training, and pet sitting. This “services” category of pet spending is routinely growing by the largest percentage – more than triple the growth percentage of any other category in recent years. Reports from around the world indicate similar rapid growth internationally.

For the fast-growth, highly competitive world of pet care services, IBPSA is dedicated to providing our Members with the business resources and support they need to be among those considered the best in the industry. IBPSA’s staff education and certification programs, developed by veterinarians and industry experts, provide an invaluable base of pet care knowledge for service providers. 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. For instance, our largest event is the annual FLOW Business Conference, which brings together business owners and decision-makers from the pet care industry, with services including daycare, lodging, pet sitting, grooming, training, and dog walking. Attendees enjoy targeted education, trade show access, networking, and so much more!

Ready to improve your business by accessing IBPSA’s support and resources?