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1. Happy Paws Pet Resort is affiliated with the PCSA and the owners have all attended the classes required to be PCSA certified- But what is the PCSA?

The PCSA: Pet Care Services Association is an international trade association for pet care professionals, was founded in 1977 by a group of boarding kennel operators who strove to improve the level of service in their industry. For nearly three decades, the Association has carried out this responsibility and has broadened its scope through publications, education and accreditation programs, national conventions, regional meetings, and legislative efforts on behalf of responsible commercial (non-veterinary) pet care.

PCSA members offer a variety of services to pet owners including boarding, dog daycare, grooming, animal training, pet supply sales (retail), and shipping

2. Why should a pet care facility register with the PCSA?

PCSA provides publications, regional meetings, a national convention, an education program, an ethics program, an accreditation program, an insurance program, information and networking. Basically, the association provides the members of PCSA with all the information and tools they need to ensure that their business offer the most professional, skilled pet-care available and provides pet owners with the information they need in order to select a pet-care provider. For more information about the PCSA please visit their website, http://www.petcareservices.org/

3. What are the vaccines that you require for grooming?

The Vaccinations that we require are Dogs: Rabies, Distemper Parvo (DHLPP), and Bordatella & Cats: Rabies & Feline Distemper. All of these given vaccinations must be up to date and current. We also require written proof from your veterinarian stating that these vaccines are current. If your dog is a puppy he must have completed all of his booster shots prior grooming appointment.

4. What is the Bordatella vaccine for?

The Bordatella protects some strains of Canine Cough. The Bordatella is a vaccination that is recommended when a dog is going to be in a close quarters with other dogs, such as in daycare or at a dog park. Harsh, dry, hacking cough is the characteristic sign of Canine Cough. The cough is unproductive and is often accompanied by gagging and retching.

5. Do you offer any special programs or promotions at your facility?

We have a Platinum Membership that is $99 for the year and gives great discounts. You will receive 15% off Merchandise. You will also receive $15 off grooming. Contact us for details.


If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us at (212) 431-6898 or you can email us at paws@happypawsinc.com

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