January 18, 2020

New Issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly (Q1 2020)

The Q1 2020 issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly is now online in digital format. From your desktop, you can also download as a PDF (just click the “down” arrow from upper left at the link). Another jam-packed issue with informative and entertaining pet care business insight, news, and trends for pet care services professionals—don’t miss it! CLICK HERE TO READ IT NOW IN THIS “TECHNOLOGY ISSUE”… Are You Prepared to Go “Old School” if Technology Fails? Creating and Keeping […]
December 11, 2019
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Infectious Disease Transmission and Air Cleaning for Pet Care Providers

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Basics of Infectious Disease Transmission and Air Cleaning for Pet Care Providers By Annette Uda “Does anyone know how long Bordetella and parainfluenza and other respiratory infections can live in an environment/on a surface?” That was a question posed in IBPSA’s members-only Facebook group page. And the first reply? “I believe it’s 48 hours.” The fact is many infectious pathogens (germs, bacteria, […]
December 9, 2019

Legislative News Update (Vol 1, Issue 6)

This is our final Legislative News Update for 2019. IBPSA is proud to have launched additional legislative support for our membership this year and we’ll keep it rolling in 2020! We’re here to help you stay on top of what could affect you, as well as offer our assistance in educating your legislators on the facts of owning and operating a safe and prosperous pet care business. Animal Policy Group’s Report The Animal Policy Group’s final legislative report for the […]
December 4, 2019

Board(ing) Thoughts: Older Dogs Can Teach Us New Tricks!

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Board(ing) Thoughts is our  Pet Care Pro Quarterly feature from IBPSA advisory board members. These thoughts are courtesy board member Kelly Cullum, CEO and owner of Best Friends Furever Inc. (BFFE), a full-service canine care organization with two locations in the Baltimore, Maryland, area employing more than 80 dog care professionals. BFFE entertains between 100 and 200 guests per facility daily with […]
November 18, 2019
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Adding In-home Pet Sitting to Your Existing Pet Care Business

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Adding In-home Pet Sitting to Your Existing Pet Care Business for Extra Profit By Kristin Morrison Pet care professionals looking to expand their businesses without significant increases in costs can benefit from adding in-home pet sitting to existing services. In-home pet sitting is a potentially lucrative source of profits and repeat clients as pet owners who need in-home pet care typically are […]
November 13, 2019

Including Marketing in Your Pet Resort’s 2020 Budget Plans

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Earning More Revenue and Growing Your Pet Resort Business Faster by Including Marketing in Your 2020 Budget Plans by Andrew Verdesca For many pet resort owners and general managers, handling barks and biscuits is a lot easier than building marketing plans and figuring out a way to fit them into your budget. In fact, with all the priorities on your plate—from managing […]
November 7, 2019

Call for Speakers for 2020 IBPSA Pet Care Business Conference

The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) today announced its “Call for Speakers” for the 2020 IBPSA Pet Care Business Conference & Trade Show happening September 29 and 30 and October 1, 2020, in Orlando, FL. Next year’s gathering of business-minded pet care professionals will be the association’s eighth annual conference. Experts who are ready to bring education and guidance to help increase professionalism, boost business, and improve quality of care throughout the pet care services industry are invited […]
October 29, 2019

New Issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly (Q4 2019)

The Q4 2019 issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly is now online in digital format. From your desktop, you can also download as a PDF (just click the “down” arrow from upper left at the link). Another jam-packed with informative and entertaining pet care business insight, news, and trends for pet care services professionals—don’t miss it! CLICK HERE TO READ IT NOW IN THIS ISSUE… The State of the Industry 2019 How to offer special needs/medical boarding Understanding the basics […]
October 28, 2019

Real World Lifesaving Education: An IBPSA Member Story

IBPSA recently received this real world tale of how education from the association helped save the life of this IBPSA Member’s furry guest: “Hunter, a young black Lab, checked in on a weekday morning and proceeded to play in his playgroup. Hunter had been with us only one time before and showed signs of a little separation anxiety. This morning, however, he was playing fetch with the rest of his playgroup. When it was time to come in, our Pet […]
October 9, 2019

IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Award Winners Announced

The winners of the IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Awards were announced on October 1, 2019, at the 2019 IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show. The awards, nicknamed the Ibbys, were established by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) to honor those businesses raising the bar for professionalism and success in the pet care services industry. The following winners were determined based on a nomination and independent selection committee process: Club DSS/Dog Sitting Services by […]