May 24, 2016

Is Your State Next? Pet Boarding Facilities Legislative Update

California Senate Bill 945 passed the Senate on Monday and now moves to the Assembly. The proposed law seeks to regulate pet boarding facilities defined in the bill as “any lot, building, structure, enclosure, or premises whereupon four or more dogs, cats, or other pets in any combination are boarded for compensation.” The bill establishes specific procedures for “the care and maintenance of pets boarded at a pet boarding facility, including, but not limited to, sanitation, provision of enrichment devices, […]
May 18, 2016

Pet Care Services Industry Survey Now Live

IBPSA and Crystal Canine have once again joined forces to create an in-depth pet care services industry survey. The results of this survey will help you benchmark where your business stands compared to other facilities of the same size. If you are a pet care services provider, will you help us make this one of the most valuable industry surveys – for your business and our industry – to date? Survey participants will receive a FREE Executive Summary and 50% […]
May 6, 2016

Pet Safety: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

To help pet parents choose the best pet care for their furry family members, IBPSA has released a handy, downloadable guide with 29 key questions to ask when interviewing a potential pet care facility. Some you may have thought of but, more importantly, the guide will undoubtedly have at least a few questions you may have not considered such as what is the pet-to-staff ratio? Does the facility have a fire abatement program, and how often is it checked? Does […]
May 3, 2016

California Senate Bill 945 and IBPSA’s Legislative Efforts

IBPSA is committed to providing our members with legislative support and staying abreast of industry-related legislation, allowing our members to focus on making their business a success. A recent effort in this regard has been IBPSA’s opposition to California Senate Bill 945. While the spirit of the bill was arguably to create safer environments for pets in pet care facilities, ultimately, we believe the good intentions of this bill could lead to unintended and unfortunate consequences, from both a financial […]