What If?: Why You Need a Disaster Plan for Your Pet Care Business

Presented Live: May 2017
Duration: 45min

Disasters come in all forms and sizes and do not follow a set schedule.

Having a crisis plan to follow when the rubber hits the road is critical to the success of your business. Sonya Wilson is the author of Hairy

Situations: Crisis Planning, Response and Recovery for Your Pet Business. Sonya will walk you through the first steps that animal care givers need to follow in order to become prepared to successfully navigate disaster.



Sonya Wilson is the author of the recently published book, Hairy Situations: Crisis Planning, Response and Recovery for Your Pet Business. Sonya opened Austin, Texas' first completely kennel free canine day care, Southpaws Playschool, in 2002. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from Texas A&M University. Sonya continues to soak up all of the knowledge that she can and has extensively studied canine behavior, holistic therapies and off-leash play management.

Sonya's chosen lifelong goal is to make dogs' lives better, and she pursues that goal in many ways: as a canine day care owner, dog trainer and behavior consultant, foster mama, author and pet first aid and emergency response instructor. It was through organizing and teaching her pet first aid class, Four Legged First Aid, that Sonya became more aware of the need to make her pet care business disaster ready.

Sonya is a Certified Professional Animal Care Provider and is a member of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Women in the Pet Industry Network and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. She shares her life with her husband and business partner, Tim Smith, and their six random-bred dogs.

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.