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The 4 Pillars Of Successful Pet Care

The 4 Pillars Of Successful Pet Care

Just like any other business, running a successful pet care facility requires you to perform effectively in four major areas. When each area is executed well, it synergistically propels a company’s success. However, when any area is lacking, it lessens the impact of the other three and your overall returns.  The four pillars that either […]

Misty Pines Pet Company & Dog Park

Misty Pines Pet Company & Dog Park

ALL IN THE FAMILY Nestled on a wooded knoll, completely hidden from the outside world, Misty Pines Pet Company and Dog Park is a little slice of heaven for pets and their owners. Located in Sewickley, Pennsylvania since 1975, Misty Pines has built a solid reputation of providing the highest quality of pet care services […]

The Holistic Kennel

The Holistic Kennel

“My friend and I are opening a “natural care” kennel for pets. We are very excited about the concept and wanted to get your advice on the idea.  We saw you speak at the Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Hershey and really enjoyed your perspective. Thanks for your input!” –Sally S. Dear Sally, The […]

Dog Swimming Pools

Dog Swimming Pools

In this article we will look at some types of swimming pools and their related equipment. We will take a look at some of the differences between pools intended for people vs pools intended for dogs. We’ll also touch on some of the benefits you may gain by offering swimming for your boarding or daycare […]

Understanding & Minimizing Stress In Boarding Pets

Understanding & Minimizing Stress In Boarding Pets

Regardless of how nice the pet care facility environment may be, being in that environment can still be a stressful experience for many pets. Let’s look at the physiological changes that occur in the body experiencing stress, as well as environmental factors. What is Stress? We’ve all felt stress and seen animals that are stressed: […]

Vaccines Made Easy

Vaccines Made Easy

Why Do We Recommend Vaccination? Infectious disease has existed as long as history has been documented. In 1796, a country physician named Edward Jenner administered the first documented inoculation. Smallpox was a devastating epidemic, killing millions of people during the 20th century. Dr. Jenner had noticed that milk maids, who had been exposed to cowpox […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The (Almost) Self Cleaning Kennel

The (Almost) Self Cleaning Kennel

Cleanup is always a pain. Whether it’s washing the car, giving a dog a bath, washing the dishes after a meal, cleaning is a pain. I’m constantly being asked questions like… …how can I make my kennel more self-cleaning? …isn’t there a way to reduce the amount of daily cleaning? …how can we reduce the amount […]

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