Types of Memberships
The Pet Care Services Association offers three types of memberships: Active, Auxiliary, and Associate.
Qualifications: An individual or legally operating business that is actively engaged in the non-veterinary care of pets as a primary service, for a fee. An Active Member must agree to abide by the Pet Care Services Association Code of Ethics, Bill of Rights, and Standard and Practices.
Benefits: An Active Member has voting privileges at each year’s national convention or whenever votes are called for.
Active Members also have access to Pet Care Services Association publications, discussion groups, industry information, and networking.
Active Members qualify for significant discounts on regional meetings, the national convention, education programs, accreditation programs, insurance programs, and various Pet Care Services Association products.
They are also listed in the Pet Care Services Association’s Annual Membership Directory.
Additionally, all members’ websites are linked to the Pet Care Services Association Web site with a locater map, thus allowing and encouraging pet owners to utilize the Pet Care Services Association members’ facilities.
Qualifications: An individual who is interested in the pet care industry, but who does not presently operate a non-veterinary pet care business and who, therefore, does not qualify for Active Membership.
An Auxiliary Member must agree to abide by the Pet Care Services Association Code of Ethics, Bill of Rights, and Standard and Practices.
Benefits: Auxiliary Members enjoy all rights and privileges of Active Membership, except for the right to vote on Association issues.
Qualifications: This type of membership is for industry suppliers and for businesses allied with the pet boarding industry such as manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, etc.
Benefits: Pet Care Services Association Associate members enjoy discounts on advertising in all Pet Care Services Association publications, including Pet Services Journal and the E-Borderline Newsletter.
Associate members are also offered discounted exhibit fees and/or literature distribution at the national and regional meetings.
Associate Members are also included in the Pet Care Services Association’s Membership Directory.
Additionally, Associate Members’ Web pages are linked to the Pet Care Services Association site, under the “Industry Suppliers” link.
There is also a one-time benefit of a business card style advertisement in the Pet Service Journal magazine (New Members Only).
Associate members are also encouraged to write articles and send in press releases for the Pet Service Journal magazine.
Qualifications: Non-Profit educational organizations and correctional facilities are eligible for this type of membership. They too must agree to abide by Pet Care Services Association’s Code of Ethics, Bill of Rights, and Standards and Practices.
Benefits: Institutional members may enroll in all levels of the Pet Care Services Association’s three-tiered education program and receive certifications just as the other members. Receiving the Pet Services Journal is an added benefit for these members.