Pet Boarding & Daycare

Managing Extreme Behaviors in the Boarding Setting

Managing Extreme Behaviors in the Boarding Setting

If you’ve been working in the pet care industry for any amount of time, you know not all pets that come through your doors will exhibit perfect behavior. In fact, the majority will likely pose as a challenge in one extreme or the other in terms of behavior that is displayed. This article outlines a […]

3 Strategies to Ensure Success in the Coming Year

3 Strategies to Ensure Success in the Coming Year

While 2020 was the worst year in recent times for a lot of businesses, 2021 presented plenty of its own challenges. So, 2022 has to be better, right? Possibly…but only if we take the correct steps to make that happen. As if the pandemic wasn’t enough of a blow to our businesses, we ended 2021 […]

Leadership Meetings: Keep Your Sops Alive & Grow Your Team!

Leadership Meetings: Keep Your Sops Alive & Grow Your Team!

Standard operating procedures, or SOPs, can be hard to keep alive. Where in your facility is your big binder with all of the how-to’s? Is it on a shelf, covered with dust? If it is, don’t feel bad—just keep reading!  The Importance of SOPs First of all, you just can’t overlook the importance of having […]

Petropolis: Empowered Pet Care

Petropolis: Empowered Pet Care

If you were in one of the 114,000 cars that drive past Petropolis every day, you would see happy dogs frolicking in 33,000 sq. ft. of play yards, splashing in the sparkling streams that flow from the towering waterfall, climbing challenging boulders and playing on the trampoline. Every pet there is having the “best day […]

Boarding across the Feline Life Stages

Boarding across the Feline Life Stages

Meeting the needs of cats at every life stage will develop a loyal client base for a lifetime of boarding. A four- to eight-year-old, healthy cat has much different needs from a kitten or senior cat. Having a premade package of services for each life stage will attract a wider variety of cat parents to […]

Planning for a Tremendous 2022

Planning for a Tremendous 2022

Each day can bring its own challenges, so it’s important to plan out the year to stay on track. Daily tasks and emergencies easily distract from the big picture. One minute it is January 1st, the next minute all the toilet paper disappears, and then before you know it the year is over; leaving you […]

Leadership Meetings: Keep Your Sops Alive & Grow Your Team!

Leadership Meetings: Keep Your Sops Alive & Grow Your Team!

Standard operating procedures, or SOPs, can be hard to keep alive. Where in your facility is your big binder with all of the how-to’s? Is it on a shelf, covered with dust? If it is, don’t feel bad—just keep reading!  The Importance of SOPs First of all, you just can’t overlook the importance of having […]

Doggy Daycare: A Worldwide Trend

Doggy Daycare: A Worldwide Trend

If you’re in the pet care business, you’re well aware that statistics show pet parents spend ever-increasing sums to care for their pets every year. In the U.S. alone, pet parents spent $103.6 billion in 2020.1And doggy daycare is part of this trend.  Geared toward pet parents who want their pups to have a safe […]

Safely Managing High-Risk Events in Group Play

Safely Managing High-Risk Events in Group Play

To keep dogs safe during group play, it is important to be able to identify and be prepared for key events that raise the arousal levels of dogs. Since arousal and aggression are closely linked, it is the responsibility of pet care staff to manage these events so dogs are not overly excited or aroused. […]