Woofington Announced as an IBSPA Pet Care Business Excellence Award Winner

Wayzata, MN — December 1, 2020 – Woofington was named the winner for the IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Facility Award. The awards, nicknamed the Ibbys, were established by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) to honor those businesses raising the bar for professionalism and success in the pet care services industry. The 2020 award recipients were determined based on a nomination and independent selection committee process. The winners were announced during a special presentation at the Eight Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show on October 1, 2020.

“As the pet care industry continues to explode and competition increases, it’s important to recognize those professionals who are setting themselves apart from the crowd,” said Carmen Rustenbeck, IBPSA’s founder and CEO. “Pet owners should have a gold standard to look to when choosing a pet care provider and Woofington is helping set that standard.”

To meet the initial threshold for a nomination, pet care providers must have been in business for at least three years and a current member of IBPSA for at least six months. Next, nominees were required to submit information reflecting their financial growth in the past year, company description and vision, and company culture. Nominees were also required to provide information on how the business excels in animal welfare along with details on education and certifications completed by the business owners and employees.

“The experience of opulence over ordinary is built into everything we do here at the Woofington. This award is a wonderful acknowledgement of our continued commitment to provide the most luxurious accommodations, spa treatments and engaging daycare activities, in a safe environment, for the pets in our care.”  – Lisa & Michael Larson, Owners

The Woofington is the Twin Cities’ most upscale, luxurious pet boarding, daycare and grooming facility that caters exclusively to small breed dogs, 25 pounds and under.


The International Boarding & Pet Services Association was established to foster and support the pet care services industry and its members including the owners and managers of pet boarding and daycare facilities, veterinarians, pet sitters, dog walkers, dog trainers, and holistic pet care providers. The association provides education, certifications, resources, products, information, and legislative support to help its members succeed. As part of its commitment to education and the business of pet care, IBPSA holds an annual conference with speakers, sessions, and exhibitors dedicated to helping pet care professionals grow their business, plan for the future, and maintain personal balance. For more information on IBPSA, visit https://www.ibpsa.com.