These awards, nicknamed the Ibbys, were established by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) to honor those businesses raising the bar for professionalism and success in the pet care services industry. The 2020 IBBYs were presented to the winners and “runner-pups” in multiple categories during the final session at the Eighth Annual IBPSA Virtual Conference & Trade Show this past October.
Pet Care Provider Awards
The first category for the IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Awards is the Pet Care Provider Awards. These are divided up into 3 sub categories:
- Facility Award
- Franchise Award
- Multiple Facility Award
Premier Vendor Awards
The second category for the IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Awards is the Premier Vendor Award. Pet care providers were able to nominate up to three industry vendors who they believe are among the best allies for the pet care industry.
NEW THIS YEAR! The third category for the IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Awards is the Petatarian Award. This submission is an individual, company or organization that has made outstanding efforts to public service initiatives and/or who contributes to the improvement of animal welfare with substantial impacts to humanitarian or animal welfare efforts.
About the Selection Process
Ibby finalists and winners are decided by the Ibbys Selection Committee based on the nominations you submit. To meet the initial threshold for a nomination, pet care providers must have been in business for at least three years and a current member of IBPSA for at least six months. Nominees will be required to submit information reflecting:
- Financial growth in the past year.
- Company description and the vision.
- Company culture.
- How the business excels in animal welfare.
- Education and certifications completed by pet care services business owners and employees.
Based on the categories, smaller pet care business finalists have just as much of an opportunity to take home an award as larger companies. Pet care providers can also nominate up to three industry vendors who they believe are among the best allies for the pet care industry. Ibbys for these premier vendors were also presented at the event on September 29th.
About the Eighth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show
The Eighth Annual 2020 IBPSA Pet Care Services Virtual Conference & Trade Show was held in the Fall of 2020. This business and education-focused conference presented by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) brings together a world-class line-up of speakers and exhibitors to educate and inspire pet care services providers. Join the owners, managers, and key employees of pet boarding and daycare facilities, pet sitters, veterinarians, groomers, trainers and more as they take in conference sessions lead by industry experts presenting in an entertaining and informative variety of styles on topics for every aspect of your pet care services business. Plus take advantage of a trade show featuring cutting edge exhibitors where you can see demos, ask questions, and get answers about the products and services you need.
2020 IBBY Award Winners
PET CARE PROVIDER WINNERS
Woofington (Facility Award)
K9 Luxury Resorts of Fairfield (Franchise Award)
Olde Towne Pet Resorts (Multiple Facility Award)
Virox Animal Health
Jill Merjeski (Petatarian Award)