Pet Boarding & Daycare

From Pack to Playgroup: 6 Tips for Fight-Free Daycare

From Pack to Playgroup: 6 Tips for Fight-Free Daycare

The last 30 years of dog training lore revolves around the connection between wolves and dogs. You can buy 100 books that prattle about dogs being descended from wolves; animals that voluntarily live in groups, called packs. This perspective invariably assumes that dogs are likewise “pack animals”. The underlying implication is that dogs possess the […]

Beyond a Lost Pet Disaster

Beyond a Lost Pet Disaster

A fluffy little black and white puppy mill rescue dog named Gary escaped from a boarding facility in the middle of the desert in Southern California. Beyond shy and skittish, Gary was nowhere to be found. The only animals the search party found was a swarm of coyotes. What would you do if this puppy […]

How to Add In-Home Pet Sitting to Your Pet Boarding & Daycare Business to Increase Revenue

How to Add In-Home Pet Sitting to Your Pet Boarding & Daycare Business to Increase Revenue

Are you looking for a way to expand your client base and increase revenue without adding expensive equipment or start-up costs? In-home pet sitting may be the answer. You have probably already heard from your existing clients how relieved they are to have a place to leave their pets while they vacation or travel for […]

Stop Caging Dogs Start Fencing Them In

Stop Caging Dogs Start Fencing Them In

This is the time of year when pet owners go on vacation most often, and when they drive up to the front of a pet boarding center, they want to feel at ease that they are leaving their pet(s) in the arms of a trustworthy facility. Let’s be honest—appearance matters, and if a boarding center […]

The Happy Cat Hotel

The Happy Cat Hotel

When Chris and Meg Raimo opened Home Sweet Home Pet Care eleven years ago, they didn’t know it would grow and diversify, and cat–a–pult them into an exciting new business venture. Home Sweet Home is a house–call pet care service that provides dog walking, pet sitting, and other services. “We made some consistent observations about […]

How Much Should Your Business Be Growing?

How Much Should Your Business Be Growing?

Of course every business owner wants their business to grow—but have you thought about why growth is so important? Costs are increasing; as the industry grows, so do expenses. Labor wages continue to increase, and you need to pay your people well. You want to be able to continue to repair and upgrade your business, […]

Advertising Options for Pet Business Beyond AdWords & Facebook

Advertising Options for Pet Business Beyond AdWords & Facebook

AdWords and Facebook. Sometimes it seems these are the only places to advertise successfully. While AdWords and Facebook often take up the bulk of your advertising dollars, you should consider testing other channels to get your business noticed. Google AdWords can get complex and expensive if you aren’t careful, and Facebook’s recent changes make taking […]

In the Midst of a Medical Emergency: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

In the Midst of a Medical Emergency: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Unexpected veterinary care for the pets staying in your facility can really throw a wrench in daily operations. Furthermore, running a pet care facility minus one employee can negatively affect the whole team. It is important to have an action plan in place when a pet is sick or injured so that your staff can […]

6 Games & Activities to Enhance a Dog’s Life

6 Games & Activities to Enhance a Dog’s Life

Did you know that it’s entirely possible to incorporate games and activities into dog daycare environments, even when staff are responsible for dozens of dogs? If you own or work at a dog daycare facility, there are limitless possibilities for adding these types of experiences to a dog’s day—all you need is motivation and creativity! […]