IBPSA Teams with Animal Policy Group



The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) teamed up with the Animal Policy Group to bring additional legislative insight and support for the association’s members.


The Animal Policy Group works with organizations to analyze and develop comprehensive policy strategies and messages to communicate these viewpoints.


“To advocate for the smartest pet safety and business success, IBPSA provides legislative support to our members by helping educate lawmakers on the intricacies and realties of the industry,” said Carmen Rustenbeck, IBPSA’s CEO and founder. “The Animal Policy Group takes our legislative knowledge and ability to provide support to the next level with their peerless expertise in government relations and animal welfare.”   


With the Animal Policy Group’s guidance, IBPSA is currently monitoring 31 bills across the United States. The proposed state bills include pet grooming service regulations; acts defining what constitutes a commercial kennel; pet boarding facility regulations; sales and use tax on animal services; and licensure of dog trainers.


“The Animal Policy Group is excited to work with IBPSA,” said Mark Cushing, the Group’s CEO and founder. “Their dedication to raising the bar for the pet care services industry and to their members is unparalleled, as is their commitment to helping ensure legislation is based on an educated, full picture knowledge of the industry and how the legislation could impact pets and the businesses that care for them.”


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