Ibby Award

K9 Resorts Announced as an IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Award Winner!

November 4, 2019 — K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel was named the winner for the IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Award. The 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 2019 award recipients were determined based on a nomination and independent selection committee process. The winners were announced during a special evening presentation at the Seventh Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show on October 1, 2019, at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in California.

“As the pet care industry continues to explode and competition increases, it’s important to recognize those professionals who are setting themselves apart from the crowd,” said Carmen Rustenbeck, IBPSA’s founder and CEO. “Pet owners should have a gold standard to look to when choosing a pet care provider and K9 Resorts is helping set that standard.”

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. Next, nominees were required to submit information reflecting their financial growth in the past year, company description and vision, and company culture. Nominees were also required to provide information on how the business excels in animal welfare along with details on education and certifications completed by the business owners and employees.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled and proud to receive the IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Award. At K9 Resorts, we work hard to ensure our customers feel at ease when they leave their four legged friends at our resorts. Thanks to our highly-trained staff and state of the art facilities, we do just that.”

K9 Resorts prides themselves as a luxury dog boarding and daycare facility. Nationally recognized, K9 Resorts works hard to provide peace of mind to a number of dog owners around the country. Boasting top of the line facilities, cage free luxury boarding, and professionally trained staff, your dog is in good hands. The health and happiness of pets is at the top of K9 Resorts’ priorities, so dog owners can rest assured that their four-legged friend will have the ultimate experience. Rated #1 by multiple major publications, K9 Resorts is honored and thrilled to be able to add an IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Award to their trophy shelf.


The International Boarding & Pet Services Association was established to foster and support the pet care services industry and its members, including the owners and managers of pet boarding and daycare facilities, veterinarians, pet sitters, dog walkers, dog trainers, and holistic pet care providers. The association provides education, certifications, resources, products, information, and legislative support to help its members succeed. As part of its commitment to education and the business of pet care, IBPSA holds an annual conference with speakers, sessions, and exhibitors dedicated to helping pet care professionals grow their business, plan for the future, and maintain personal balance. For more information on IBPSA, visit https://www.ibpsa.com.