Awards & Credentials
International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA)
The International Boarding & Pet Services Association provides business resources, training and accreditation, and legislative support for the pet care services industry. IBPSA members include the owners and employees of pet boarding facilities, groomers, dog walkers, and veterinarians.
Animal Behavior College (ABC), Authorized Grooming Facility
The Animal Behavior College is a vocational school specializing in animal-related career training. Their certifications help you become a dog trainer, cat trainer, veterinary assistant, or pet groomer.
Certified Companion Animal Hygienist (CAH)
The Companion Animal Hygienist certification is offered by the World Wide Pet Supply Association. Those displaying the CAH Certificate are committed to professionalism and have enhanced their knowledge and skills for grooming companion animals.
National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA)
For over 45+ years, NDGAA has worked with groomers throughout the world promoting and encouraging professionalism and education in order to upgrade the image of the pet grooming profession. Their goal is to unite groomers through membership, to promote communication with colleagues, to set recognized grooming standards and to offer those seeking a higher level of professional recognition the opportunity to have their grooming skills certified.
American Red Cross, Pet First Aid Certified
Belquest Kennels & Cattery is proud to be Pet First Aid Certified by the American Red Cross.
Greater Mt. Airy Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Mt. Airy Chamber of Commerce's mission is to support and promote businesses and professional services in the area of Mount Airy, Maryland.
Best of Mt. Airy Award
Belquest Kennels is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of Mt. Airy Award for nine consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Belquest Kennels for the 2017 Mt. Airy Business Hall of Fame.