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Do You Know How Many Clients You Lost This Year?

Do You Know How Many Clients You Lost This Year?

The pet care industry is healthier than ever. In 2018, American pet parents were estimated to have spent over $72 billion on their pets. Of course, it’s also more competitive than ever, and new and more powerful rivals are doing everything they can to lure your clients away from you. It may surprise you to […]

Pet Care Plus A+ in Success

Pet Care Plus A+ in Success

Early on I knew that if I worked very hard, lived very lean, and reinvested my money by training people to replace the jobs that I was doing—that one day I would be able to work as I wanted, not as I had to,” says Jennifer Stavrianos, CEO and Co-founder of Pet Care Plus. “That […]

Higher Ground: Benefits of Elevated Dog Beds in Your Kennel

Higher Ground: Benefits of Elevated Dog Beds in Your Kennel

Elevated dog beds have become very popular with many kennel owners in recent years. There are many benefits to using elevated dog beds, some of which are: cost effective, easy to sanitize and they improve the appearance of your kennel. Elevated beds are also referred to as “cot–style” beds. They have a hard frame, usually […]

Ozone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ways to Keep You & the Animals Safe

Ozone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ways to Keep You & the Animals Safe

“Good up high, bad nearby” That’s how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) succinctly describes ozone, a gas composed of three oxygen atoms that occurs both in Earth’s upper atmosphere and at ground level. Ozone can be “good” or “bad” for the environment, your health and the health of the animals in your care, depending on […]

How CBD Can Impact Your Business

How CBD Can Impact Your Business

When Harley, a 5–year–old Boxer, booked her first stay at my boarding business, she was a bundle of wiggle–butt energy. But, when she went in her kennel and was left alone, she became a bundle of anxiety and stress. In fact, I thought she was going to die of a heart attack. Because I knew […]

Behavior Problem Solving Made Simple: Problem Chewing

Behavior Problem Solving Made Simple: Problem Chewing

Pet professionals, like boarding and daycare staff and owners, sometimes find themselves in a similar quandary as veterinarians. You are not experts in behavior, but some of your customers will look to you for advice and may wind up re–homing their dogs if they are unable to solve behavioral challenges. This has the potential to […]

Remarketing: How to Market Your Pet Business to past Website Visitors

Remarketing: How to Market Your Pet Business to past Website Visitors

Have you ever viewed a product or service online and then felt like it was “following” you around the internet via banner ads and sidebar displays? That’s remarketing. It is a strategy that allows you to reach users who have visited your website in the past. The goal of remarketing is to reach the people […]

Managing Your Most Valuable Asset

Managing Your Most Valuable Asset

No matter how much passion and ambition you have for your pet care business, you only get 24 hours in a day. As an owner, you’re probably being pulled in hundreds of directions, with a nonstop reel of “to-do’s” going through your head. This business can be very emotionally fulfilling due to being surrounded by […]

Wagging Tails: The Real Measure of Success

Wagging Tails: The Real Measure of Success

I opened Wagging Tails, LLC in 1995,” says owner, Krista Lofquist. “I started the company as a pet sitting and dog walking service—way back when there was no heading in the Yellow Pages for Pet Sitter, and when people (especially my parents), were absolutely not convinced that anyone could actually make a living walking dogs.” […]

Dogs Need Sleep Too: How to Help Your Guests Get the Rest They Need

Dogs Need Sleep Too: How to Help Your Guests Get the Rest They Need

People aren’t the only ones who need a good night’s rest. Sleep plays an important, restorative role for dogs too. The average adult dog sleeps twelve to fourteen hours per day, but depending on the breed, size and activity level, they may need up to eighteen hours. Dogs don’t sleep in long seven to eight […]

No More Runaways! Tips to Keep Dogs in Your Care Safe and Secure

No More Runaways! Tips to Keep Dogs in Your Care Safe and Secure

Ten years ago, a family dog climbed a six–foot fence and escaped from a boarding facility in El Monte, California. The handsome yellow–colored dog with pointed ears named Butter was never found. Butter and his family are not alone in this experience. What could have been done to prevent something like this from happening? What went […]

Come & Get It! Feeding In Your Facility

Come & Get It! Feeding In Your Facility

Many things can go wrong when it comes to feeding the pets staying at your facility; the wrong food is fed, pets refuse to eat or become ill, pet parents forget to include instructions or mention important information about eating habits. Below is some basic, but helpful info to consider when feeding in your facility. […]

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