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Choosing the Right Software for Your Pet Business

Running your pet business with the traditional pen and paper method has served you well over the years. Your business is taking off, and that's great! But you're starting run out of room for all the paperwork that is piling up around you. God forbid you misplace a document and find yourself rummaging through a mountain of files to find it. And when you don't find it, you'll have to ask your customer to sign it again or bring another copy, which can definitely be a little embarrassing.

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Topics: Business Development

11 Spook-tacular Halloween Pet Costumes

It’s that wonderfully spooky time of year again, Halloween! At ProPet, there is nothing more we love than some adorable pet costumes. Scary, silly, cute? We love them all! Everyone at the office from our CMO to the developers had lots of fun picking out their favourites and we’re very excited to share them with you. Prepare to be scared by these adorable costumes!

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Topics: Holidays

Optimize Scheduling for Your Pet Business

You brace yourself for the chaos. You finally figured out the perfect setup for your facility and all the dogs have been scheduled for the weekend, so there’s nothing to worry about there. You get a call from a regular customer in a panic; they need emergency boarding. With some space still available, you gladly take in their pup, but now you have to move things around.


One of the most challenging aspects of running a pet business that balances boarding, daycare and grooming, is finding some way to schedule it all. How many times have you accepted a reservation without checking your facility capacity, only to have to scramble at the last minute to fit them in? Finding the perfect configuration for your kennels can feel like a game of Tetris, and you just don’t have time for games anymore.

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Topics: Business Development

How to Keep Your Dog Calm On Your Way to the Kennel

The dreaded day is here at last… It’s time to take Fido to the kennel. Your departure is already stressful enough, so how can you make the ride over a little more pleasant before you go? Sometimes a simple trip in the car can feel like a rollercoaster ride, but luckily there’s a few ways you can make the journey smoother for both you and your pet. 

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Topics: Pet Care, Guest Blog

Preparing for the Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo

ProPet Software is excited to announce we will be one of the exhibitors at this year's Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo, taking place November 13-16, 2016 in Hershey, PA.

We can't wait to showcase our full-service kennel management software that helps pet businesses spend less time worrying about paperwork and more time taking care of their furry guests. We know the reason these businesses are started is a love and passion for animals, so ProPet's goal is to help you get back to what’s really important!

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Topics: News

Quick Tips to Get Your Customers to Book Online

You finally made the change from the traditional pen and paper way of taking reservations to a new kennel management software. It helps you manage and optimize your day-to-day operations, but you're finding some of your customers are still hesitant about the switch to an online booking system. The system is simple and intuitive to use. Customers are bound to love it when they give it a try, but it's getting them to that point that can pose a challenge. You switched to a kennel management software to save you time, especially when it comes to scheduling your bookings.


Luckily, we're here to help. We've come up with a few tips to help all of your customers get on board and start booking more easily. Because really, they're going to love it.

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Topics: Business Development

How Instagram Stories Can Help Your Pet Business

Social media has become a great and necessary way to stay connected with your customers. You are able to give your customers peace of mind about their furry friends, as well as to keep them up to date about your pet business. It can be a fun way to engage your customers, but with the hectic nature of running a kennel, sometimes it can be hard to keep your social media updated.

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Topics: Business Development

Engage Your Clients Through MailChimp Email Marketing

You spend your days doing what you love; providing quality care to pets and peace of mind for their owners. But with the hectic nature of running a kennel, it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to keep up with administrative tasks while keeping your customers engaged and up to date. Sacrificing extra time just to send out personalized emails to your customers isn't an option, but it's just as important as any other part of running your kennel. Maintaining good customer relationships is vital to your pet business.

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Topics: Business Development

Introducing QuickBooks Online: making money management easy

When you walk into your kennel every morning, you are greeted by the excited sounds of your furry guests, always happy to see you. If the kennel could run itself, you would spend all day with them. But somehow there is always just a little too much paperwork and not enough time. A lot of the time it even manages to follow you home, cutting into your evening. Running a business isn't a hobby; it requires some hard work and dedication in order to succeed, but it's always nice to save a little bit of time whenever you can.  


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Topics: Business Development

4 Ways to Celebrate Pet Appreciation Week

June 5th to 11th is Pet Appreciation Week and that means extra cuddles, extra treats, and extra love for your pets! Although we all appreciate our pets unconditionally every day of the year, this week is the perfect time to give them a little extra attention to show just how much you really love your furbabies. 


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