May 2, 2018

Pet Nonprofit Spotlight: Pet Peace of Mind

Pet Nonprofit Spotlight: Pet Peace of Mind 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. People have come to bond with their pets in much the same way they bond with the other people they love. Pets become family members and provide a source of comfort much like close friends or relatives. It is no wonder that pets often play a critically important […]
May 2, 2018

Get Certified in Infectious Disease Management for Free

Heroes for Healthy Pets LIVE from Chicago June 6, 2018 Get certified in Infectious Disease Management for free with Heroes for Healthy PetsTM The Heroes for Healthy PetsTM certification program was created to help veterinary professionals and pet businesses create facilities dedicated to being disease free. The program is co-sponsored by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Pet Sitters International, Barkleigh Productions, VETgirl and PetVet Magazine and is powered by Clorox […]
April 27, 2018

No Pet First Aid Kit? No Problem! Use These Mutt-gyver Tricks

No Pet First Aid Kit? No Problem! Render aid to injured pets using Mutt-gyver tips and tricks 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. By Arden Moore, Pet Health and Safety Coach As pet professionals, you count on the valuable items inside a pet first aid kit. You can reach with confidence for the tick-removal comb to pluck out this parasite on […]
April 23, 2018

Now Open: 2018 Annual Pet Services Financial Survey

“I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.” – Bill Gates The actual total amount of U.S. pet industry expenditures for 2017 was $69.51 Billion. The estimate for 2018, per American Pet Products Association, is $72.13 Billion. And, again, that’s just the U.S. You are part of a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry and you can be part of its innovation – not only for the industry as […]
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 […]