Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC)
PACCC is a nonprofit organization created by a team of industry experts to recognize high-quality pet care providers. PACCC's mission is to bring independent testing and certification to the pet care services industry by means of stringent testing intended to reflect a professional's broad knowledge of animal care and commitment to staff education and training. Barkaritaville Pet Resort owner Laina Schonefeld was on the founding board of PACCC and holds PACCC's elite designation of Professional Animal Care Operator (CPACO).
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.
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.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
BBB maintains Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million businesses and rates them based on complaint histories, responsiveness to customers, licensing, legal and government action, and other factors. Only Accredited Businesses that meet the BBB Code of Business Practices are permitted to display the BBB logo in their marketing and place of business.
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
Membership in APDT is an investment in learning, qualifications, and in the most unique relationship on earth – between humans and their canine companions. APDT creates and maintains superior industry standards and offers continuing professional education that helps APDT members stay on top of their game.
Fear Free Certified
Susan Morilak, CPDT-KA, our professional dog trainer in San Antonio is Fear Free certified. A Fear Free certified professional helps to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in dogs by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. Through training, your dog can learn to accept grooming such as nail trims, ear cleaning or teeth brushing, help with noise phobias or learn to relax during stressful times, to name a few. Through positive re-enforcement and counter conditioning our Fear Free certified trainer can help to create a happier, healthier, fear free life for your dog.
Pet First Aid + CPR Certified
Our comprehensive certification course was developed with seasoned industry experts to provide our staff with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence that is necessary to respond appropriately when faced with any pet-related emergency.
Pets of the Homeless
Barkaritaville Pet Resort is a food collection site for Pets of the Homeless. We work in conjunction with the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission to distribute pet food and supplies to the homeless and disadvantaged in our community.
The Bend, Locals List Winner
Barkaritaville Pet Resort is proud to be a Locals List winner for pet boarding and grooming in 2018 and 2019.