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)

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, […]
October 13, 2017
Five Things a Pet Care Facility Should Begin Considering for 2018 Planning

The Future is Now: Five Things a Pet Care Facility Should Begin Considering for 2018 Planning

by Jennifer van Garderen Before you know it, the holiday rush will be over and a new year will be upon you. It sneaks up quickly! But that sneaky new year also offers an opportunity for change. Are there changes to existing procedures that need tweaking or new procedures that need to be created? Have you thought about ideas to promote business growth? Have you made safety as much of a priority as it should be? Now is the time […]
August 8, 2017

That’s Why We Call It An Educational Conference!

THE BIG NEWS -> We just learned that some of the programs at our Fifth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference happening October 3-5 (pre-conference October 1-2), in Jacksonville, Florida, are in the process of being approved by the Professional Animal Certification Council (PACCC) for continuing education credits for both Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP) and Certified Professional Animal Care Manager (CPACM). The conference will be a prime opportunity to acquire a good number of CEUs at one […]
August 8, 2017

Purrfectly Meowvelous: Following the trends of a luxury boutique cat hotel

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. bou·tique bo͞oˈtēk | noun | a business that serves a sophisticated or specialized clientele Hotel News Now, a news outlet for “hotel decision makers”, identified “5 trends in the boutique business”: Guests want what they want Location less important Togetherness and technology matter Distribution is now democratized Lenders have bought in Does any of this sound […]
August 3, 2017

IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show Releases Full Conference Schedule

The fifth annual event being held October 3 -5, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida, brings a range of session tracks to help pet care services providers maximize profits and plan for the future while avoiding burnout  August 3, 2017 –International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA), the professional business association serving the pet care services industry, today released the full conference schedule, along with details on pre-conference events, for the upcoming Fifth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade […]
July 24, 2017

Pet Food: Down the Rabbit Hole

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. If you are somewhere over 10 years old, then you’re old enough to remember a time when pet food options were more limited. When, for better or for worse, making a decision on what to feed your pet didn’t feel like a life or death decision. When walking down the pet food aisle at the grocery […]
July 20, 2017

Every Day Safety: Workplace Violence – Robbery

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 Ben Day Earlier this year, a pet boarding facility in Osceola County, Florida, was robbed at gunpoint. According to law enforcement reports, two men walked into the facility and struck up a conversation with an employee behind the check-in counter. Moments later, they drew handguns, pointed them at the employee, and demanded money from the […]