April 22, 2024

Demonstrate Your Commitment to Pet Safety with PACCC Certifications

For pet care services professionals, taking definitive steps to ensure pet safety is crucial for building trust with pet owners and advancing business success. One of the most powerful ways to create a reliably safe environment for pets is to obtain certification through the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC). At IBPSA, we are proud to serve as a PACCC Gold Sponsor, with many of our Members now independently certified by PACCC. Read on to learn what IBPSA Members and other […]
February 8, 2024

Time is Running Out to Claim the Self-Employed Tax Credit—Do You Qualify?

To help businesses and individuals weather the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government introduced a variety of relief measures, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) of 2020. Among other provisions, the FFCRA included a tax credit known as the Self-Employed Tax Credit (SETC), which was designed to provide financial relief for self-employed individuals who were impacted by the pandemic in various ways during 2020 or 2021. For those who qualify, an important date is approaching: April […]
November 10, 2023
Boarding Your Cat Considerations

Thinking About Boarding Your Cat? Here are Some Important Considerations

When planning a vacation or any other trips away from home, cat owners often face the dilemma of what to do with their feline friends. While some cats can be left alone with a reliable pet sitter or a friend checking in, there are some compelling reasons to opt for a boarding facility. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the best option for your cat, ensuring that you’ll enjoy peace of mind and your kitty will stay safe, […]
September 6, 2023

Taking the “Pet” Out of “Petrified”

With a mission to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them, Fear Free® provides online education for veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners. At IBPSA, our educational committee was proud to review and approve Fear Free’s curriculum for pet boarding and daycare facilities to ensure that it equips facilities with the information they need to maximize the wellbeing of their staff and the pets in […]
August 29, 2023

Soothe Pets and Boost Their Happiness with Zoundz Music for Pets™

Stress and anxiety are common among dogs and cats—particularly when they are away from home. To help pets feel calmer, happier, and more comfortable in any setting, Zoundz Music for Pets™ has curated species-appropriate musical selections that pet care professionals, animal shelters, and pet parents can play for the pets in their care. What is Zoundz Music for Pets? Founded by Derrick L. Garrett, whose professional background includes producing bespoke music for Fortune 500 corporations and records for A-list artists, […]