PCSA Accreditation – What it Means

Country Lane Pet Resort is proud to be the first and only boarding kennel in the Tri-State area to earn the Pet Care Services Association (PCSA) prestigious “Voluntary Facilities Accreditation.”  Awarded based on safety, cleanliness, and staff professionalism, this accreditation has been earned by only 77 kennels in the United States (it’s estimated that there are 11,000-12,000 boarding kennels, nationwide).  This represents less than 1% of the pet care facilities who have achieved this milestone.

What Does It Mean to Board Your Best Friend at an PCSA Accredited Boarding Facility?

When you board your best friend at an PCSA accredited boarding kennel, you know that you are dealing with a pet care facility that complies with all of the “Standards of Excellence” required by the PCSA Voluntary Facilities Accreditation Program (VFA Program).  This is the only pet industry program which enables participating boarding kennels to demonstrate their commitment to exceptional pet care.

The VFA Program is administered by PCSA, the international trade association for the owners and operators of commercial pet care facilities, and offers you, the pet owner, the comfort of knowing that the accredited facility you are using has earned the PCSA “stamp of approval” by successfully completing this comprehensive program.

Boarding facilities that participate in the VFA Program must submit detailed information on their animal care procedures and business policies to PCSA.  They must also open their facility to an on-site inspection by trained VFA evaluators, to verify compliance with the standards of excellence that the program specifies.

The program standards include over 200 detailed requirements for boarding facilities that were developed by PCSA over a five-year period.  These standards reflect the views of kennel operators, veterinarians, pet owners, and humane organizations and thus represent the current “state of the art” in animal care and management.

When you see the VFA Accreditation Ribbon displayed in a pet care facility, you can be assured that  you are entrusting your beloved pet to the care of a dedicated leader in the industry…A facility which meets all of the industry standards for pet care.