July 13, 2015

Conference Early Bird Pricing Ends July 15th!

Attending the 2015 Pet Care Services Conference and Tradeshow in October been on your mind? Early bird pricing ends July 15th, so now is the perfect time to register. Not only will you save $50, you will be signed up to attend the industry event dedicated to helping grow your business, plan for the future, and maintain your balance. This year’s Conference + Tradeshow +Workshops in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas, October 19-22, 2015, is the the industry event you simply cannot […]
July 2, 2015

Wading Through Disaster: How Planning and Preparation Saved a “Lucky” Boarding Facility

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Charlotte Petrey, owner of You Lucky Dog in Houston, Texas. You may have seen Charlotte’s story on the news as it was her facility that was completely engulfed during the recent historical floods in Texas, but not a single life was lost as a member of her staff, working in pitch darkness in rapidly rising floodwaters, saved 23 dogs. Now, Charlotte shares her story of how planning and preparedness saved lives and […]
June 26, 2015

Pet Industry Insider Tips for Hiring the Right Employees

by Jamie Migdal, founder of FetchFind I’ve hired a lot of people during my two decades as a pet industry entrepreneur, and over the years I’ve come to appreciate just how difficult it is to find, and keep, good team members in the boarding and daycare industry. Just about every pet industry business I know has the same pain point, which is the ongoing difficulty in finding qualified employees. Lots of small businesses can keep going indefinitely with only a […]
June 25, 2015

Summer 2015 Membership Drive

There is strength in numbers which is why we need your voice as a valued IBPSA member. Will you help us grow our community with new members? If so, not only will you increase our collective strength in the industry, you will also enjoy the following special membership perks redeemable at the end of the drive on September 7, 2015. Good Stuff For Current Members! For the first new member you bring in you’ll receive a hot off the presses […]
June 24, 2015

Pet Care Business Basics

If you’re new to the pet care business or thinking about getting in, then the Pet Care Business Basics Workshop October 20-21, 2015, in Grapevine, Texas, is for you. In a can’t-miss, intensive 2-day education led by industry experts, you’ll get the insight, inspiration and experience you need. Get your new business on the road to success with direction on writing an effective business plan, financing your project, the practicalities of pet service operations, including dog daycare and training, the […]
June 15, 2015

Conference + Workshops October 2015

We’re just about four months away from the 2015 Pet Care Services Conference in Grapevine (DFW), Texas, in October and just one month away from the end of early bird pricing! We are so excited about our session and speaker line-up and the additional workshops available. Get all the details on petcareconference.com now. Early bird pricing ends July 15th!
April 28, 2015

Annual Pet Services Survey

IBPSA and Crystal Canine have joined forces to create an in-depth and invaluable pet care services industry survey. This survey will provided the information that will help move our industry – and your business – forward. But we can’t do it without you. If we reach our goal of 200 responses, you will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Will you help us make this one of the most valuable industry surveys to date? […]
April 14, 2015

How Can the Pet Services Industry Leverage the Online Revolution?

by David Gorbet of PetReserve On my last business trip, I booked my airfare, two hotels, and train tickets all online. On the airplane, I read a book on my Kindle, which I had purchased online and had delivered wirelessly. When I got there, I used Uber from my smartphone to get around town, and Opentable to get restaurant reservations. I took digital photos of receipts which were automatically uploaded to my OneDrive account and sync’d down to my PC. […]
April 12, 2015

Free Webinar on April 22nd!

We’re opening up our monthly free IBPSA webinar on April 22nd to all this month. Market Hardware is back with SEO secrets – they are one of our most popular presenters and always provide a robust webinar. To learn more and register CLICK HERE.
March 2, 2015

Member Webinar March 4th

NEXT IBPSA MEMBER WEBINAR MARCH 4TH 10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST GETTING THEM TO PLAY…YOUR STAFF WITH YOUR DOGS! Are the dogs in your playgroups bored? Do staff stand around, minds in a far away place? It sounds crazy, but teaching staff to properly play and engage with dogs needs to be part of your training curriculum. Learn more during our March 4th free IBPSA member webinar! In this seminar, led by The Dog […]