Last year, pet boarding and daycare facilities faced an onslaught of challenges from canine flu to historic flooding to organized online competition from uncertified pet sitters. Daycare went mobile as pet boarding trailers — some certified, some not — camped out in shopping mall parking lots, offering to take care of pets while owners hit the stores.

Pet care nightmare stories once again made the national news as the negligence of some pet care service providers maligned an entire industry that safely cares for millions of furry family members every day. Not widely covered, of course, were the positive stories of pet boarding facilities that took in homeless pets and helped their fellow pet care service providers wiped out by weather catastrophes.

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