April 16, 2021

Pet Industry Health Update from PIJAC (Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council)

Update on Outbreak of Multidrug-resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies April 15, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states have closed the investigation of a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter jejuniinfections linked to puppies purchased from pet stores. Fifty-six cases of human Campylobacter jejuni infections were reported in 17 states between January 9, 2019 through March 1, 2021. Of 41 people interviewed, 38 reported contact with […]
December 7, 2020

New IBPSA Infectious Disease Standards

IBPSA, PetAirapy, and Virox Animal Health are proud to present the Infectious Disease Standards for the boarding, daycare and grooming industry. The information provided in these standards comes from publications on infection control and prevention in veterinary practices and dog group settings, along with published university and field research studies on animal care infection control. All of these documents were created by independent experts in the field of animal infectious diseases with a specific focus on locations where high levels of […]
February 7, 2019

IBPSA Teams with Animal Policy Group to Bring Legislative Support

IBPSA Teams with Animal Policy Group to Bring Legislative Support for Association Members February 7, 2019 – The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA), the trade association for the pet care services industry, today announced that it has teamed with the Animal Policy Group to bring additional legislative insight and support for the association’s members. The Animal Policy Group works with organizations to analyze and develop comprehensive policy strategies and the messages to communicate these viewpoints. As the pet care […]
January 2, 2019

IBPSA Announces New COO and Three New Advisory Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2019 – The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) today announced that Benjamin L. “Ben” Day has joined the association as its Chief Operating Officer. The association also announced the appointment of three new members to serve on its advisory board: Kelly Cullum, CEO and owner of Best Friends Fur Ever, Inc., Mike Hajduk, president of Callahan Roach Business Solutions, and Alex McKinnon, founder and CEO of Kinn, Inc. “Many in the pet care services […]
July 25, 2018

2018 Annual Pet Care Services Financial Survey Report Released

This past spring, IBPSA, in conjunction with The Dog Gurus, commissioned the survey of pet care services business owners based on their 2017 financials. What did the analysis of financial data provided by 279 pet care services providers reveal? What did your industry colleagues report? How much are they making? How much are they spending? How do they compare to your financials? Where is the industry headed? Get all the answers you need to know in this seminal report. For […]
April 19, 2018

2018 IBPSA Conference Details Announced

Sixth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show Announced Conference dedicated to the business and personal success of members of the pet care services industry set for October 2-4, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri  April 19, 2018 – The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) today announced that “early bird” registration for the association’s Sixth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show is now open. The pet care services industry business event, happening […]
March 15, 2018

Jessica Finnegan Joins IBPSA’s Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 – The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) today announced that Jessica Finnegan, Director of Operations for Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort, one of the largest pet boarding resorts in the United States, has joined the association’s board of directors. Finnegan has worked at Greenbriar, a hybrid pet resort and animal hospital, for the past decade. Greenbriar is situated on 30 acres in Frederick, Maryland, near the Washington D.C. area. As Director […]
August 31, 2016

Pet Care Business Basics Now Part of IBPSA

Online education presented by industry experts joins forces with the International Boarding & Pet Services Association to help pet care businesses put their best paw forward The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) is proud to announce that Pet Care Business Basics is now part of IBPSA, reinforcing the professional trade association’s dedication to education and success in the pet care services industry. Pet Care Business Basics is a multi-session online course presented by leading pet care professionals. The […]
February 5, 2016

Still Guessing About the Future of Your Pet Care Business?

Still guessing about the future of your pet care business? Stop guessing and start thinking strategically! Learn how at Pricing For Profit, February 22-23, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. This workshop will help you take control of your business with a plan to secure long-term success and your financial future, no matter what size your pet care facility. Just $360 for IBPSA Members or $450 for non-members – that’s less than a latte a day to make this your breakout financial […]
July 21, 2015

Pet Care Services Financial Survey

Our latest pet care services financial survey reveals why tails and tongues are wagging for our fast growing industry. Pet care services is a multi-billion dollar industry and all paws point to it only getting bigger as Americans continue to spend big bucks on precious pets. As an industry projected to add at least 10,000 jobs and experience at least 15 percent growth in employment over the next five years (see CareerBuilder study released June 4, 2015), pet care services […]