What We’ve Learned
The H3N2 canine influenza virus is of avian origin and was first isolated from sick dogs in China in 2006 and South Korea in 2007(1) The first reported incidence of Canine Influenza H3N2 in the United States was documented in March 2015.
Occupancy costs comprise a major line item for any business. And while location is important, the stability and long–term fit of your real estate is also critical.
Trying to plan ahead for growth and future requirements, while preserving cash flow and affordability, can be a lot to balance.
Which Comes First, The Chicken or the Egg?
So you’ve got that great idea, whether it’s a new facility from ground up or just a remodel of your existing place. Then you hit the “now what?” roadblock! How do you move forward? Even though it’s a great idea, you aren’t certain if you can afford it or if it will make economic sense.
The Ultimate Destination for Pampered Pets
“‘Are you the one that has the swimming pool for dogs?’ That’s what a lot of people asked when they called Pet Lodge Pet Resort,” recalls office manager, Megan Kirven. When the Pet Lodge first opened, their bone-shaped swimming pool was the talk of the town.
Gone are the days when people asked “What’s dog daycare?” or “Why would I bring my dog here to play with other dogs?” The dog daycare industry is a couple decades old, and daycare has moved from being viewed as a frivolous activity for a pet to a much needed social outlet for a beloved family member.
and Why It’s Effective
The pet care industry is filled with people who want to “do good”. They want to surround themselves and care for furry creatures who can’t talk. These owners feel that caring for furry creatures is a good thing to do and therefore doing so provides a fulfilling and rewarding existence.
From the Most Popular Zip Codes
Web Marketing experts have frequently debated the risks and benefits of different forms of marketing. But one thing they all agree on is that when it comes to marketing, targeting the right customers is always a strategy that pays off.
How often have you heard dog owners say, “My dog flunked obedience class.” With so many different methods, settings, and styles of dog training, obedience problems can inevitably result — depending on what they choose and the temperament and personality of the dog.
From the Editor
Making its debut this fall, is a brand new book for the boarding and daycare industry. Craig McAllester’s Boarding Kennels: The Design Process will be available for purchase mid–November—just in time for the Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Hershey, PA!
This past spring, International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA), in conjunction with business consultant, Crystal Canine, commissioned an online financial survey of 109 pet care service business owners based on their 2015 financials.
In 2001, I heard a presentation by a very wise man named Jim Krack, who was a prominent pet resort owner in Colorado and founder of the American Boarding Kennels Association. His session was called “Do You Want to be Right or Do You Want to be Happy?” The basic premise of his talk involved the frequent mishandling of customer complaints regarding occasional pet injuries or illnesses that can happen while boarding.
With an Eye on Resale
Physical alterations to an existing building that will house an animal care business are inevitable. Some changes are optional and some may be required. I am often asked if the interior design and alterations to a building being purchased for a boarding / daycare business can be planned in a way that makes it easier to resell the building.