June 22, 2016

FLASH SALE: Pet Care Business Safety Education Products

You don’t need to be a super-hero to prevent or survive a disaster, but you do need to be super-prepared. And to help you get super-prepared, we’re having a FLASH SALE on safety-related educational products available exclusively for IBPSA Members* – see details, below. Safety matters not only for the lives and well-being of your clients and staff, but from a financial standpoint as well. OSHA very recently handed down a $120,000 fine for putting workers at risk for blocking […]
June 17, 2016

Pet Care Business Pros, You Know What Summer Means, Right?

Summer means we’re halfway through the year! Is your business where you want it to be? July 1st marks the halfway point in the year. Can you believe that’s almost here? Is your pet care business where you want it to be at this midway point and are you on track to meet your financial goals? If you’re not quite where you hoped you’d be this year, or you’re looking to be even bigger and better next year, then make […]
June 14, 2016

Be Part of the PACCC to Stand Apart from the Crowd

  In 2016, the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) will begin conducting the first independent certification exams for the pet care services industry. As a professional animal care provider working in the pet boarding, dog daycare, dog walking or pet sitting industries, PACCC certification will confirm your knowledge of professional animal care and set the standard for pet parents, which is why IBPSA is proud to be a PACCC Gold Sponsor and to offer exclusively to our members the […]
June 3, 2016

Pet Boarding Facility OSHA Training

Congratulations to the IBPSA members who completed their OSHA Hazards Communications Training with our safety advisor and expert, Ben Day. IBPSA members care about your pet’s safety and the safety of their employees.
May 24, 2016

Is Your State Next? Pet Boarding Facilities Legislative Update

California Senate Bill 945 passed the Senate on Monday and now moves to the Assembly. The proposed law seeks to regulate pet boarding facilities defined in the bill as “any lot, building, structure, enclosure, or premises whereupon four or more dogs, cats, or other pets in any combination are boarded for compensation.” The bill establishes specific procedures for “the care and maintenance of pets boarded at a pet boarding facility, including, but not limited to, sanitation, provision of enrichment devices, […]
May 18, 2016

Pet Care Services Industry Survey Now Live

IBPSA and Crystal Canine have once again joined forces to create an in-depth pet care services industry survey. The results of this survey will help you benchmark where your business stands compared to other facilities of the same size. If you are a pet care services provider, will you help us make this one of the most valuable industry surveys – for your business and our industry – to date? Survey participants will receive a FREE Executive Summary and 50% […]
May 6, 2016

Pet Safety: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

To help pet parents choose the best pet care for their furry family members, IBPSA has released a handy, downloadable guide with 29 key questions to ask when interviewing a potential pet care facility. Some you may have thought of but, more importantly, the guide will undoubtedly have at least a few questions you may have not considered such as what is the pet-to-staff ratio? Does the facility have a fire abatement program, and how often is it checked? Does […]
May 3, 2016

California Senate Bill 945 and IBPSA’s Legislative Efforts

IBPSA is committed to providing our members with legislative support and staying abreast of industry-related legislation, allowing our members to focus on making their business a success. A recent effort in this regard has been IBPSA’s opposition to California Senate Bill 945. While the spirit of the bill was arguably to create safer environments for pets in pet care facilities, ultimately, we believe the good intentions of this bill could lead to unintended and unfortunate consequences, from both a financial […]
April 6, 2016

Top 4 Questions Veterinarians Have About Pet Boarding and Daycare

The IBPSA team recently took part in the WVC and AAHA veterinary trade shows. We wanted to spread the word about pet boarding and daycare as additional revenue streams for veterinary practices that could also help bring in new veterinary clients. We were thrilled by the enthusiastic reception we received from veterinarians and practice managers, eager to learn more about our neck of the pet care industry. The following are the most common questions we were asked, along with our […]
March 15, 2016

Top 5 Pet Care Products Spotted at WVC

Last week IBPSA had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. We loved the opportunity to share with forward-thinking veterinarians and practice managers the education, resources, and support we provide to help them grow a robust and lucrative pet boarding business. We also used the opportunity to do some recon for our own pet care conference happening October 16-20, 2016, in Las Vegas, and we learned about some new – or expanded – product lines […]