WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Allyn Sweet lost her Mount Airy home in June 2016, but she was more concerned about what would happen to her six pets.
With a lack of pet-friendly homeless shelters and the costly prices of pet-friendly hotels, Sweet decided to sleep outside with her animals.
“The shelter system is set up for people with families," said Sweet, "not people with pets.
She spent the summer camping in a tent and with the help of an acquaintance has taken shelter in a hotel through the end of the month.
But colder weather is coming and she is hoping to find something a little more permanent.