Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance Unveil New Website at SuperZoo

Online Source of Care Information “By Groomers and Stylists for Groomers, Stylists and Pets”

Las Vegas, NV (June 26, 2018) — Today at the World Pet Association’s annual SuperZoo, the Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance (PPGSA) formally unveiled their new website. The site, www.petgroomersandstylists.org, serves as an online resource for groomers and stylists and the public seeking information about the PPGSA’s standards of care for pet grooming.

Representatives of PPGSA member organizations presented the website to an audience of groomers, stylists and allies from the grooming stage. “Since their introduction, these standards of care have been a valuable resource to groomers and pet owners alike,” said Teri DiMarino, PPGSA spokesperson and president of the California Professional Pet Groomers Association. “With this new website, they will be even easier to find and review”

In presenting the website, PPGSA representatives pointed out the information available to training and certification organizations interested in joining the PPGSA and having their programs recognized as PPGSA-compliant. They also highlighted the site’s utility for those outside the grooming and styling community to learn about responsible grooming practices.

The standards were unanimously adopted by the founding members of the PPGSA. A “living document,” they will be regularly reviewed to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date safety and sanitation practices. Although the PPGSA itself does not issue certifications to individual groomers and stylists, current and future alliance members commit to incorporating these standards into their own training and/or certification programs, ensuring that groomers and stylists are taught and held accountable to the same standards irrespective of which program they pursue.

About the Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance

The PPGSA was created to harness the experience and expertise of the three major national dog styling associations – International Professional Groomers, Inc., the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists and the National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc. – to develop industry-wide safety and sanitation standards for pet grooming. In addition to these groups, members of the Alliance include the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, the Professional Cat Groomers Association of America, the Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, trade groups such as the World Pet Association, the California Professional Pet Groomers Association, the New Jersey Pet Groomers Association and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, major retail partners such as Petco and PetSmart and pet care industry service providers such as the American Kennel Club, and Barkleigh Productions. PPGSA is an alliance of existing industry organizations; it is not a membership or certifying organization for individual groomers. For more information, contact Mike Bober at (202) 309-3980 or mbober@pijac.org.

About SuperZoo

SuperZoo boasts the most buyer participation of any trade show for the pet retail industry in North America, providing pet retail and service professionals with the knowledge and resources they need to be successful. For the seventh consecutive year, SuperZoo has grown in exhibitor space and square footage and has been listed among Trade Show Executive’s “Gold 100” trade events since 2014. Produced by World Pet Association (WPA), the show attracts more than 21,000 retailers, product suppliers and service providers at each annual event. WPA is the oldest industry organization promoting the responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services industry and works to educate the general public in order to ensure safe and healthy lifestyles for all our animal friends. In addition to producing SuperZoo, WPA is the host of America’s Family Pet Expo, held annually in Costa Mesa, CA, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, held in Atlanta, Aquatic Experience, held in Secaucus, NJ. For more information: www.superzoo.org.

Contact

Mike Bober

mbober@pijac.org

(202) 309-3980

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