February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Pet Resort Marketing: Insights and Lessons to Lead the Pack Online

[FREE WEBINAR] Pet Resort Marketing: Insights and Lessons to Lead the Pack Online Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 1pm Central You are invited to attend this FREE webinar from IBPSA. In this informative online session we’ll address industry research and tactics to achieve success with your pet resort’s online presence. Topics covered include: The state of the pet services industry from an online perspective The challenges you, as a pet resort or boarding facility owner, face online What the challenges […]
January 31, 2017

Good From Bad: Education, Certification, and Collaboration in the Face of Legislation

By Carmen Rustenbeck Executive Director & Founder, International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) IBPSA hit the ground running in 2017! Hard to believe we’re already a month into the new year. But, before we press any further, we wanted to take a breath and reflect on last year and how it will impact the future of the pet care services industry.  Many changes took place in 2016 that will affect our industry – some good, some bad. Always with […]
January 30, 2017

Estate Planning For Your Pets

What happens to pets when their owners die? How do you make sure your pets will be cared for? And, even before death, what happens if you become ill or move into a care facility where pets are not allowed? Every month, IBPSA offers at least one free webinar exclusively for our Members. But, as we believe this month’s webinar is a crucially important discussion, we’re opening it up to everyone. On February 1st, attorney and author Peggy Hoyt will […]
January 17, 2017

Meet a Member: Woofington, Luxury Petite Dog Resort & Spa

By Carmen Rustenbeck, IBPSA Executive Director & Founder Last year, IBPSA asked our Members about how they care for senior pets. We were incredibly impressed by this answer from Lisa, co-owner of Woofington, Luxury Petite Dog Resort & Spa: “We are a brand-new facility just west of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in an affluent lake community.  We designed our facility to not only have the most up-to-date sanitization practices, but also for the extreme comfort of our pet guests.  Our facility is […]
January 17, 2017

Pet Care Worker Safety: Let’s Safely Start the New Year

by Ben Day New Year. New You. New Clients. New Challenges. New Successes. New Government Administration. As with each new year, when a new administration takes the reins we don’t know what may be coming in the form of new regulations. So, please consider these suggestions with regard to the safety of both animals and humans. Fire Extinguishers First, let’s not forget to check those fire extinguishers, then, make sure your team members know how to operate them. Safety Programs […]
January 16, 2017

Chicago Pawssibilities!

Two big opportunities to enhance your pet care business at the end of February and all in Chicago! Pricing For Profit Workshop – February 26-27, 2017 Location: CHICAGO Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP) Exam – February 11-25, 2017 Location: Testing centers across the country INCLUDING at least 4 different locations in CHICAGO The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC), is offering their next pet care provider exam in the days leading up to our Pricing For Profit (P4P) Workshop […]
January 16, 2017

Winn Mews: What about FIP?

IBPSA was very fortunate to have the Winn Feline Foundation as a “neighbor” when we exhibited at the AAHA conference. Established in 1968, Winn Feline Foundation is an internationally recognized public charity that supports studies to improve cat health.  We were impressed by their dedication to improving cat health through research and invited them to share their knowledge with our members. Here is the latest from Winn… One of the most difficult conversations a veterinarian can have with a client and […]
January 6, 2017

Congratulations to Newly PACCC Certified IBPSA Members!

This is massive news for the pet care services industry and pet parents! The first Certified Professional Animal Care Providers (CPACP) have been announced by Professional Animal Care Certification Council – PACCC and we’re THRILLED to see that a WHOPPING 65% are IBPSA Members! We are proud to offer the resources pet care pros need to succeed. Congratulations to this pioneering group in our amazing family of caring pet care providers! Here is what one newly credentialed IBPSA Member told […]