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Covid-19’s Impact on the Pet Boarding & Daycare Industry

Covid-19’s Impact on the Pet Boarding & Daycare Industry

Pet Boarding & Daycare Magazine surveyed around 200 facilities to see how the country’s current pandemic has really affected their businesses.  About half of the facilities surveyed indicated that their business has decreased by around 50%, with only about 7% saying there business has not decreased at all, or by less than 20%. Nearly 9% […]

Dog Daycare Business Think Tank: Attracting New Clients

Dog Daycare Business Think Tank: Attracting New Clients

A Member of the Dog Daycare Business Think Tank asked: Where can I get the most bang for my buck (or, more realistically, my time!) in attracting new clients? There are many ways that you can and should get in front of new potential clients, but there are two that I’ve used with my own […]

7 Signs That May Indicate a Canine Medical Problem

7 Signs That May Indicate a Canine Medical Problem

As a pet care professional, it is important to be able to recognize any signs that may indicate pain or discomfort a dog could be experiencing when they are in your care. It is not uncommon for dogs to show subtle signs that can be easy to miss. A dog that is in pain is […]

Two Ways to Ease Feline Client Anxieties

Two Ways to Ease Feline Client Anxieties

Cat owners can be as finicky and temperamental as their beloved furry felines. When adding cats to a dog facility, many times boarding owners and staff struggle to understand the needs of this group of pet owners. When we look at the different groups of feline owners, those who are most likely to bring their […]

Space & Supply for Safe Group Play

Space & Supply for Safe Group Play

Safety should be the top priority when designing and utilizing play areas for group dog play. The design should be functional and safe for multiple dogs, and it is important to be prepared for all scenarios. Physical Space Dogs are sensitive to movement into their physical space, so providing adequately-sized play areas is an important […]

DogiZone: They Make It Easy!

DogiZone: They Make It Easy!

 “I started my dog training company, Canine Obedience Unlimited, in 2005, and for the first few years it was just me, myself and I,” says Andrew Fraser. “We eventually grew to a team of five, but for the first 10 years we were a fairly small business.” In 2015, Andrew decided to rebrand and expand […]

4 Post-Pandemic Revenue Building Musts

4 Post-Pandemic Revenue Building Musts

The COVID virus first started making headlines around this time last year—and we’re not yet out of the thick of it. However, for savvy and strategic business owners, this year has also been filled with learning experiences and, believe it or not, unique opportunities. In fact, the most adaptable and proactive pet care businesses are […]

Catch on to Shifting Behaviors & Marketing Trends

Catch on to Shifting Behaviors & Marketing Trends

There’s no denying it—the COVID-19 pandemic has majorly shifted consumer behaviors and it’s time businesses accept it and adapt, or risk being surpassed. All aspects of a brand’s business model need to be evaluated, and marketing is no exception. Pet care businesses can “catch on” by focusing on communication, authenticity, technology, channels and heart. Communication […]

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. But, you also want the pictures of the four-footed family members in your facility to solidify your relationship with your clients and make them want to share with friends and family.  People love pictures of pets—their own pets especially.  Just peruse your friends’ […]

The “Scoop” on Pet Waste Removal as an Add-on Service

The “Scoop” on Pet Waste Removal as an Add-on Service

Passionate about dogs and their business, Jessica and James Friley, the owners of Man’s Best Friend Pet Resort in Belton, Missouri, have recently added another service to their business. The couple was looking for ways to increase their revenue stream and still cater to their dog clientele year-round.  When customers are not boarding their pets, […]

3 Leadership Mistakes You Might Be Making (and What to Do Instead)

3 Leadership Mistakes You Might Be Making (and What to Do Instead)

As leaders, we are often expected to have all the answers. But leaders are people too—we’re not perfect, and we make mistakes. Here are three mistakes you might be making that could be slowing down your team and dragging down your business, as well as what you should be doing instead. 1 Believing That It’s […]

A Pet Care Facility’s Silver Lining to COVID

A Pet Care Facility’s Silver Lining to COVID

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a monumental global challenge, we can point to one good thing that’s come of it: an abundance of puppies and shelters dogs have been adopted nationwide.  In recent months, rescues and shelters saw enormous spikes in applications and adoptions, and so did breeders. In fact, puppy sale inquiries […]

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