August 18, 2016

How to Handle the Unannounced Facility Tour Request and Gain New Clients

  It’s probably safe to say that most pet care facilities don’t hope for unannounced tour requests. Do you want new clients? Yes. Are you proud of your facility? Yes. Do you want to drop – or can you even drop – what you’re juggling at the moment to conduct a surprise tour? Probably not, even if your facility is impeccable and something you would love to show off. For smaller facilities with less staff, it can be even more […]
August 9, 2016

Top 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Attending a Pet Care Industry Conference

The pet-related conference schedule is action-packed as we move toward fall. Many of you may have just attended SuperZoo and on the horizon this fall are WIPIN and PB&D (“Hershey”). Of course, the conference we’re most excited about is the 2016 IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show happening October 18-20, 2016, in Las Vegas. But no matter what conference you attend, tips from industry experts Carmen Rustenbeck, Charlotte Biggs, and Ben Day will help you maximize the […]
July 28, 2016

Annual Pet Care Services Financial Survey Report Released

Annual Pet Care Services Financial Survey Report Released New data indicates pet care services industry financially impacted by increased competition while underutilizing potential business boons Las Cruces, NM – July 28, 2016 – This past spring, International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA), in conjunction with business consultant, Crystal Canine, commissioned an online financial survey of 109 pet care service business owners based on their 2015 financials. Compared to the prior year’s survey, the results indicate that the pet care […]
July 13, 2016

Annual Pet Care Services Financial Survey Report

Earlier this year, we conducted our Annual Pet Care Services Industry Financial Survey. The survey results are now in and the 80+ page report packed with industry data and statistics to help you benchmark your company’s performance is ready for purchase. IBPSA MEMBERS – Purchase in the Store in your member dashboard and save $15 off the non-member price. LOG-IN HERE. NON-MEMBERS – To purchase the report, CLICK HERE. OR save big on the report and enjoy all of the […]
July 7, 2016

Key Data from the Pet Care Services Industry Financial Survey

Key findings from the 2016 Pet Care Services Industry Financial Survey will be discussed in a live, online presentation on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 1pm Central. Carmen Rustenbeck and Charlotte Biggs of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA), and Susan Briggs of Crystal Canine, will present and answer questions regarding the survey results and the current state of the industry. How is the pet care services industry performing in today’s economy? How is it performing compared to […]
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, […]