Last week I shared a photo of my Animal Welfare License from the State of Iowa and told you I would let you know why this piece of paper is important. I think most people are familiar with the inspection process, but they also have a web page where you can to see if a boarding facility if licensed and review their inspection forms.
One organization you may not be familiar with is the IBPSA or International Boarding and Pet Sitting Association. According to their website IBPSA is dedicated to providing the education and business resources their members need to create safe and responsible pet care services. I have been a member for more than a year, attended several educational webinars and am working on getting my Canine Pet Care Provider and Canine Pet Care Specialist certifications.