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 […]
February 9, 2016

How to Succeed in Pet Care: Never Stop Learning

No matter what size your pet care facility, you have the power to take control of your business with a plan to secure long-term success and your financial future. Attending our Pricing For Profit workshop, February 22-23, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, is the first step to securing that future and the best investment you will make this year. At just $360 for IBPSA Members or $450 for non-members. As an IBPSA member, that’s less than a buck a day to […]
February 5, 2016

Still Guessing About the Future of Your Pet Care Business?

Still guessing about the future of your pet care business? Stop guessing and start thinking strategically! Learn how at Pricing For Profit, February 22-23, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. This workshop will help you take control of your business with a plan to secure long-term success and your financial future, no matter what size your pet care facility. Just $360 for IBPSA Members or $450 for non-members – that’s less than a latte a day to make this your breakout financial […]
January 18, 2016

A Chat with Your Pet Space in Las Cruces, New Mexico

IBPSA chats with Your Pet Space, a unique boarding facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Owned by Dave and Joy Jones, Your Pet Space is a new facility that sets itself apart by being cage-free and offering “doggy nap time.” Joy is also a syndicated metaphysical columnist who has an urban fantasy novel coming out as well this year. We said unique! What brings you to Las Cruces? We are originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Having vacationed in Las Cruces over […]
January 17, 2016

Pet Industry Job Interviews: Top 10 Eyebrow Raisers

by Jamie Migdal I’ve hired many, many people in the last 20 years – dog walkers, pet sitters, dog trainers, shelter workers, admin staff, tech developers – and I like to think that I’ve pretty much heard it all during job interviews. Occasionally I’ll still have those magical moments when I realize that I have not, in fact, heard it all. (I love those moments.) I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 18 months at FetchFind listening to […]
December 11, 2015

About Dog Bloat

With the holidays here and cookies and cakes in abundance many of us are feeling a little “bowl full of jelly.” While our holiday bloat may make us feel jolly, bloat in dogs is no laughing matter. Learn more about Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) aka bloat here. IBPSA MEMBERS! Don’t forget, informative brochures and flyers to provide your clients on bloat and other important topics are available for your free download when you log into your Member Community.