1997

Pet Camp registers a phone number and
signs on their first client "Bodie from the
Pokie" before their official opening.

On May 5th, 1997 Pet Camp officially opens.

Liz is hired as Pet Camp's very first employee.

1998

Virginia convinces her sister
to create Pet Camp's 1st web page.

Mark leaves law to join Pet Camp full
time and drives over to Sara Owen's
house several times to wake her up
for work (he won't ever do that again).

1999

Pet Camp wins SF Weekly's
Best of San Francisco Award.

Marcie becomes first Pet Camp
manager.

2000

Drumrolls please! The triplets are born!

Do the doggie paddle! The mezzanine
and indoor pool are added. Fun
Fact: Pharoah was Mark's dog when Pet
Camp opened and is the dog in the
original Pet Camp logo

2001

The one and only Michelle is hired!

Pet Camp wins San Francisco
Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Award.

2002

And then there were 4; Quinn is born!

Susan quits, tries an office job for a
whole 3 weeks, and returns to Pet Camp.

2003

Triplets for Peace; Pet Camp attends its
first peace rally as San Francsico
marches against the war in Iraq.

2004

Pet Camp gets certified as a Green
Business by City & County of San
Francisco. Fun Fact: Pet Camp is the
1st Pet Boarding Facility in the nation to hold that honor.

2005

Pet Camp wins Small Business Network of San Francisco's Small Business of the Year Award.

2006

Pet Camp wins Small Business Commission Most Innovative Entrepreneur 2006 Award.

Pet Camp receives a Certificate of Honor from San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom.

2007

Cat Safari opens!

Pet Camp turns double digits - the big 10!

Pet Camp wins San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Business Award.

Pet Camp wins San Francisco Bay Guardian's Small Business Award - Community Activist Award.

Pet Camp wins 7x7 Magazine's Best of San Francisco - Most Spacious Doggy Drop-Off.

2008

Pet Camp wins San Francisco Magazine's Best of Bay Award.

Pet Camp voted 2008's Best Pet Boarding Facility - SFGate.com

2009

The infamous pupsicles are invented.

The Pet Camp Main
Campground gets a remodel!

Before

After

2010

Pet Camp voted 2010’s Best Pet Boarding Facility - SFGate.com.

2011

Pet Camp voted 2011's Best Pet Boarding Facility - SFGate.com.

Pet Camp wins SF Bay Guardian’s
2011 Best of the Bay Editors Pick.

The 13,000ft2 Savannah is added
to the Main Campground.

2012

Pet Camp voted 2012's Best Pet Boarding Facility - SFGate.com

Pet Camp goes to the White House!

2013

Campy is born (the start of many counselors giving their best performance as Campy in that very sweaty suit).

2014

All aboard! Pet Camp Express is added - changing the game on how your precious pet gets picked-up & dropped-off.

2015

John Lewis retires valiantly.

Virginia left Pet Camp for a job with the City & County of San Francisco - guess she wanted a job where you have to wear "real" clothes on a regular basis. Plus she was ready for her own office after sharing an office with Mark for 18 years.

2017

May 5, 2017 Pet Camp turns 20!

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start this wild ride

A special thank you to all the campers
and their humans that have been on this
wild ride with us over the past 20 years,
and welcome aboard new campers!

A special thank you to all the campers
(pets & humans), that have been on this
wild ride with us over the past 20 years,
and welcome aboard new campers!