We are proud members of and certified by some of the industry’s leading organizations and associations. Our staff is professionally trained in pet care and dog body language, as well as certified in pet CPR.
International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA)
The International Boarding & Pet Services Association is a professional business association that provides business resources, industry expertise, staff education and training, certifications, and legislative support for the pet care services industry. IBPSA Members include the owners and employees of pet boarding and daycare facilities, groomers, dog walkers, pet sitters, veterinarians, trainers, and holistic care pet care providers.
The Dog Gurus
The Dog Gurus provide pet care professionals with the resources and knowledge they need to successfully launch, grow, and profit in the industry. With a focus on the safety and well-being of dogs, owners, and professionals, especially in the off-leash, group-play environment, members of the Dog Gurus community have access to the latest industry trends and ongoing learning tools that help promote a better understanding of an animal's needs and the best way to effectively care for them.
Certified Professional Animal Care Operator (CPACO)
The Certified Professional Animal Care Operator designation is awarded to those who have successfully completed the independent testing and certification program available through the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC). The purpose of the CPACO program is to elevate professional standards, recognize individuals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the care of animals, and help employers identify skilled, knowledgeable animal care operators.
Pet Emergency Education, Certified Pet CPR+
Pet Emergency Education strives to provide the highest quality animal CPR, first aid, and emergency response training to veterinary and animal professionals, pet owners, emergency responders, and anyone else who genuinely cares for animals. Their internationally recognized certification programs offer detailed, hands-on training providing participants with a well-rounded education. 4 PAWS Community Center is proud to be Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid certified.