July 19, 2019
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Legislative News Update (Vol 1, Issue 3)

As the pet care industry has grown so, too, has related legislative action, particularly at the state level of government. IBPSA wants to make sure our membership stays on top of what could affect them, as well as offer our membership assistance in educating legislators on the facts of owning and operating a safe and prosperous pet care business. In this Legislative News Update, we’ve got some very interesting legislative news that caught our eye and a survey that will […]
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 […]
February 8, 2018

Not Just for the Big Dogs: Legislative Action

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read all issues online here. The following article was originally published in our Q4 2017 issue. by Jessica Wolfe Even a cursory glance at the news this year has revealed more legislative activism than many of us have seen if not in our lifetime, then certainly in many years. From massive crowds flooding the streets in Poland to protest a judiciary bill, […]
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 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 […]