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Employment in the animal care field is expected to grow faster than the average for all careers through 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. More people have pets and are more concerned with their pets' care. Since most households have all the adults in full-time employment, animals are left home alone longer than in earlier times. Dog-walking services, pet sitting and in-house care, boarding facilities, kennels, and such that provide assistance with the daily care of an animal for the working or traveling owner are far more prevalent and successful than before.