PUBLISHED: 12:52 PM on Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Pet boarding facility strives to get national accreditation
Pet Nanny's Place, Juneau's commercial pet boarding facility, has enrolled in American Boarding Kennels Association's Voluntary Facilities Accreditation Program and is striving for Blue Ribbon status and superior national recognition in the Pet Care Industry.

"The accreditation process has been an incredible learning experience for us. It has helped to fine tune our business and operation procedures and caused us to step back and view our facility through the eyes of an independent, outside evaluator. We will be expected to uphold highest standards in the pet care industry and will be compared to some of the finest boarding facilities in the country," said Laura Else, certified kennel operator.

The VFA Program offers public recognition to those facilities which meet the highest standards set forth by the ABKA.

Blue Ribbon VFA status offers the pet-owning public the assurance that accredited facilities are designed and operated in accordance with uniform standards of excellence which have been developed through the cooperative efforts of pet-owners, facility operators, veterinarians and humane organizations.

"We hope to obtain accreditation by the end of the summer and have worked hard to make Pet Nanny's Place an example of excellence," she said.

Upon successful inspection and evaluation, Pet Nanny's Place will be the first VFA Facility in the state of Alaska.