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Paw Print Inn Pet Resort & Spa: It’s Simply Pawfect

Paw Print Inn Pet Resort & Spa: It’s Simply Pawfect

Paw Print Inn is all that—and more. When you enter their lobby, it’s like entering a luxury resort for people. Its bright, spacious, very welcoming, and spotlessly clean. At the check-in desk, you are greeted by friendly receptionists and a full wall mural of pets having the time of their life. When Kirk and Laurel […]

6 Reasons Why Marketing Automation Software Can Benefit Your Pet Business

6 Reasons Why Marketing Automation Software Can Benefit Your Pet Business

However, it’s not just any service, its providing personalized experiences for both 2–legged and 4–legged guests. The question is, how? How can you be more engaged with your customers and provide them with an experience that will WOW them? Well, your current software is doing a great job simplifying your everyday tasks such as customer […]

7 Cost Effective Cross-Marketing Strategies

7 Cost Effective Cross-Marketing Strategies

This industry is now very competitive. That makes it challenging and expensive to attract new customers to your business. When you have an interested pet parent call you, handling the phones exceptionally well and successfully converting those inquiries into reservations is very important. It’s also critical that you measure the results of each person taking […]

Misleading Assessments Part One:

Misleading Assessments Part One:

Whenever possible, scheduling a visit with a new client and their dog is a great way to set everyone up for success. When dog owners and employees are given accurate information about a dog’s behavior, negative incidents and extra stress can more easily be avoided. Part one of this two-part article will present assessment strategies […]

Acceptable Animal Handling: Advocate For The Animals

Acceptable Animal Handling: Advocate For The Animals

When that relationship goes afoul, the entire industry pays the price. It is the responsibility of every single professional who chooses to work with a pet to self–police and commit to the protection of that pet when in their care. Animals have no voice; we are their only resource for safe and professional treatment. Anyone […]

Is Your Competition “Pretty Much Anybody”?

Is Your Competition “Pretty Much Anybody”?

How the ‘Airbnb for Pets’ Became a $70 Million Business. DogVacay is doing away with the need for kennels by matching pet owners with tens of thousands of sitters across North America. That was the eye-popping headline and subhead for a recent article on Inc.com. In the article, the founder of DogVacay discussed his negative […]

Parasite Prevention Program

Parasite Prevention Program

“Dr. Aumiller, I recently read your article in Pet Boarding & Daycare magazine, “How to Keep Clients From Bugging Out”, and a couple of our staff have been fortunate enough to hear you speak at conferences. I appreciated the information you provided in the article and was pleased to see we already use some of […]

Understanding Toxins & Their Dangers In Pet Care

Understanding Toxins & Their Dangers In Pet Care

Quality pet care facilities set themselves apart from other untrained individuals as the superior pet care choice because our facilities are designed, and our staff is trained, to provide an exceptionally safe environment. To maintain the healthiest environment for canine and feline guests, disinfectants and chemicals are used. There are potentially hundreds of toxins in […]

Good From Bad: Education, Certification, Collaboration In The Face Of Legislation

Good From Bad: Education, Certification, Collaboration In The Face Of Legislation

A new year has begun, and with it comes the opportunity to reflect on the past and how it will impact the future of the pet care services industry.  Many changes took place last year that will affect our industry—some good, some bad. Always with a preference for the good, we’ll start with the bad […]

Picky Eaters: Tips For Proactive Good Eating Habits

Picky Eaters: Tips For Proactive Good Eating Habits

It’s often a very difficult and emotional decision when a pet parent decides to trust someone else with the important job of caring for their dog while they’re away from home. Top pet care providers understand and take this responsibility seriously. Along with the dog’s overall safety and comfort, ensuring guests eat well is among […]

What Every Pet Business Needs To Know About Parvo

What Every Pet Business Needs To Know About Parvo

Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a non–enveloped, single-stranded DNA virus that replicates in rapidly dividing cells.(1) The CPV–2b strain has been considered the most prevalent form of canine parvovirus worldwide, however, a new strain, CPV–2c is also found in the US and is increasing in prevalence.(1) Canine parvovirus is transmitted through the oral–fecal route and is […]

Epoxy And Other Resinous Floor Coatings For Your Facility

Epoxy And Other Resinous Floor Coatings For Your Facility

In many types of facilities, flooring for dog kennels isn’t designed to withstand the damage that harsh conditions can cause, potentially harming dogs and people in animal training facilities, dog daycares, and other operations. The use of dog kennel floor coatings can keep floors sanitary and slip resistant.  In using epoxy and other resinous floor […]