Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance Unveil New Website at SuperZoo
The Professional Pet Groomers and Stylists Alliance (PPGSA) formally unveiled its new website, petgroomersandstylists.org, during the World Pet Association’s annual SuperZoo trade show, which is being held in Las Vegas June 26-28.
The site 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 on the SuperZoo trade show floor.
“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 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.