May 2, 2018

Pet Nonprofit Spotlight: Pet Peace of Mind

Pet Nonprofit Spotlight: Pet Peace of Mind is just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. People have come to bond with their pets in much the same way they bond with the other people they love. Pets become family members and provide a source of comfort much like close friends or relatives. It is no wonder that pets often play a critically important […]
May 2, 2018

Get Certified in Infectious Disease Management for Free

Heroes for Healthy Pets LIVE from Chicago June 6, 2018 Get certified in Infectious Disease Management for free with Heroes for Healthy PetsTM The Heroes for Healthy PetsTM certification program was created to help veterinary professionals and pet businesses create facilities dedicated to being disease free. The program is co-sponsored by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Pet Sitters International, Barkleigh Productions, VETgirl and PetVet Magazine and is powered by Clorox […]
April 23, 2018

Now Open: 2018 Annual Pet Services Financial Survey

"I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts." - Bill Gates The actual total amount of U.S. pet industry expenditures for 2017 was $69.51 Billion. The estimate for 2018, per American Pet Products Association, is $72.13 Billion. And, again, that's just the U.S. You are part of a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry and you can be part of its innovation - not only for the industry as […]
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 […]
April 10, 2018

New Issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly! Q2 2018

The Q2 2018 issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly is now online in digital format. From your desktop, you can also download as a PDF (just look for the little down arrow). Another jam-packed issue with informative and entertaining business insight, news, and trends for pet care services providers including: What Does Certification Mean to Dog Trainers? Yabuts Are Real. You Have Them. Every Day Safety The Pet Care Pro Interview: Laura Schorrak, CPACM Book Club Face(book)ing Reality: Why You Shouldn't […]
February 22, 2018

Start Turning Negative Reviews into Positive Results

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Alain Parcain Your online reputation plays a big part in whether or not a potential customer decides to use your facility. Your reputation is largely based on the unfiltered opinions of your customers, who now have access to a larger audience than ever before. While dealing with unhappy customers has always been a challenge for […]
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, […]
February 1, 2018
Five Things a Pet Care Facility Should Begin Considering for 2018 Planning

The Future Is Now (Revisited): Five Things for 2018

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. You know that feeling when you didn’t start your diet or exercise plan on January 1st? That feeling of, well, since you’ve already blown that might as well just forget it. Try again in 2019. Banish that feeling! It’s not too late to get 2018 off on the right paw, particularly when it comes to implementing […]
February 1, 2018

[FREE WEBINAR] Financing a Pet Resort: Advice From the Experts

[FREE WEBINAR] Financing a Pet Resort: Advice from the Experts Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 1PM Central Register Here Learn all you need to know about how to finance a pet resort in this FREE webinar presented by IBPSA. A panel of three industry experts will share their thoughts and experiences on obtaining the money to launch a pet resort. The panel will include: the leading SBA lender to pet resorts; the president of a design-build construction firm focused on […]
January 22, 2018

A Deadly Game: Fence Aggression

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Deanna Schaar Have you seen that “Dances with Deer” viral video? The one where a deer approaches a fenced dog and they then proceed to run back and forth on either side of the fence? The dog owner laughs and narrates as the two are “playing peekaboo.” It really is utterly adorable and, not surprisingly, […]