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 […]
March 29, 2018

IBPSA “Book Club” for Pet Care Professionals

IBPSA "Book Club" for Pet Care Professionals 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. When IBPSA recently asked its pet care provider and vendor members for book recommendations, Ken Karmie of K9Grass by ForeverLawn quickly chimed in with an excellent one – The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey. Ken shared why he likes this […]
March 22, 2018

The Man Who Makes Dogs Fly: Dr. Walter Woolf

The Man Who Makes Dogs Fly: Dr. Walter Woolf and the Power of Saying Yes, Knowing Your Purpose, and Mining the Data 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. “The horses flew by FedEx. Goats, dogs, and cats flew by Continental. And the chickens flew by Delta.” Sounds like the punchline to a joke but, in fact, is how Dr. Walter Woolf […]
March 20, 2018

Health Risks of Chemically Scented Products for Pets and People

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. “Scented laundry products release carcinogens, study finds” That was the headline from CBS News in 2011. According to the news report, a study suggests scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk. The study, published in the August 2011 issue of Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, indicates the presence of more […]
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 […]
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 […]