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Why you should join the APBG ?

Free Website listing

Your annual membership fee is recovered almost immediately from our web site listing of your business with linkage to your web site. Members have found up to 50% greater hits from this web linkage than with other sites such as Sensis Yellow Pages on line.

Network with other Kennel and Cattery owners and groomers

Great interaction between all members with regular high turnout of members at monthly meetings and use of the yahoo chat site

Google chat group

Great opportunity to interact with members on a secure site with interesting topics with participation encouraged. Their problem could also be your problem; their solution could become your solution. Ideal for country members who want to feel part of such a vibrant organisation, participate in discussions yet separated by the tyranny of distance. Interstate members welcomed

Associate membership available for new businesses in the planning/construction stages

Find out how others have overcome the labyrinth of council bureaucracy – you are not alone. Upon registration/approval of the business being granted with the local council, full membership can then be applied for

Quarterly newsletter

Available electronically or by Australia Post. A quality newsletter with interesting industry topics, member profiles, input from members and published in house keeping the topics relevant

Regional meetings with kennel and cattery tours

Feel part of this growing organisation establishing valuable contacts. See how other successful kennels, catteries and groomers service their niche markets, learn from their building/room designs, share information and ideas. You’re invited and made to feel welcome by joining fellow members on these tours & making important contacts whilst relaxing and enjoying a well earned break. These tours are of particular interest to smaller facility’s that often have difficulty in getting away. We can even help with ideas on how you can escape for a mini break?? Just ask

Educational seminars

Professional speakers on various industry topics

Code of Ethics and Minimum Standards

All members must agree to abide by these guidelines at all times and are encouraged to display the code of ethics for public display and promote a professional caring approach to handling of our clients pets.

Lobbying Strength through the associations size and reputation

Media releases, Meeting’s with Council, Government, Vet Association bodies, drug companies etc.

Contact Point for Professional help with:

Solicitor – legal Issues, Industrial Relations – for wages, Insurance Brokers – are you fully covered? Real Estate – industry specialist covering Australia, Accountants – with industry benchmarks and much more

Special deals

Negotiate special deals from suppliers ,insurers , group advertising in yellow pages

Guest speakers at special meeting’s

Guest speakers at special meetings with information and free samples on topics such as the latest cleaning product’s, pet food, industry supplies and much more

For more information on the Association of Pet Boarding & Grooming contact Anita at info@apbg.com.au or click here for a printable version of our Benefits of Membership