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Camp Bow Wow® Coppell offers dog day care and overnight boarding and our highly-trained staff is dog gone passionate about providing safe, fun and individualized care for your four-legged family members.

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We are so happy to be a part of the Coppell community and have gotten to know many wonderful pets (and their parents!) since we opened. Our whole staff would like to thank all our customers for letting us have, as we say, a 'Dog Gone Good' Time!

We think we are the best Camp Counselors your pup could have! Everyone on staff is a SERIOUS dog lover, with practical training in dog behavior certifications in pet first aid and dog CPR. All of us are eager to meet and greet you and your best canine buddy. Collectively we have many years of experience with dogs, and we promise to take the best possible care of your furry friends.

We spend all day at Day Camp, from early in the morning to late in the evening, watching over your Campers. We are the ones who wake them each morning and escort them into the play yards; who supervise them and love on them while they play; who properly feed, water and, if necessary, medicate them as you would; and who make sure they are safely tucked away in their clean, comfy cabins each night.

We pride ourselves on getting to know your pup’s name, who their friends are, and just where they like to be scratched. We will take special care of your furry kids and make sure they have a PAW-some time at Camp. We look forward to meeting you and your furry friends!

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MEET THE OWNER

 
  Linda & Chuck Grady
Linda & Chuck Grady                                       Owners of Camp Bow Wow Coppell

Years Open: 10
We began researching Camp Bow Wow after seeing it featured on AOL as one of the top franchises for the year 2005.  For life-long dog lovers it was a natural.  A quick phone call led to a trip to Bow Wow Houndquarters in Colorado and we purchased our territory in November 2005.  After 2 years of searching for the right location, we found it in Coppell, TX, a Dallas suburb and our adopted home town.  We opened for business in October 2007 with 50 cabins and 2 luxury suites.  Since then we have added a Certifed Dog Trainer, a full-service in-house groomer and, in 2013, expanded into the adjacent space with 20 more cabins and two new luxury suites.

We met at Trinity University in San Antonio in January of 1982 and were married in March 1984.  After 6 years in California, we moved to the Dallas area in 1990.  Linda is a CPA and worked in public accounting, manufacturing, real estate development and the entertainment business before opening Camp Bow Wow.  Chuck was commissioned into the US Army for 4 years after college and then spent over 28 years in sales in the paper and packaging business.  We both grew up with dogs in our respective families and caring for them was simply a way of life.  Being able to care for other people's dogs has become a passion.  Providing a fun and safe place in which our customers have confidence and where their dogs enjoy being is truly a blessing. 

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job:

Linda - Being a part of the community I live in and sharing in the lives of my customers, their dogs and my staff.

Chuck - I get a kick out of watching how quickly the campers learn the routine, where they need to go, after just a short time at camp.  I also like seeing the reunions between campers and their families at pick-up time; doesn't matter if it's been a few hours or a week -- unbounded joy.

Our dogs: All dogs are our dogs



 

MEET THE STAFF

 
  Meet the Staff - Lynn Coyle
Lynn

Position: Assistant Manager & Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 10

Skills and Experience

Background: Lynn started with us before we even opened and has become indispensable in our daily operations.  Whether it's managing the business, standing in the play yards loving on your fur children, cleaning a cabin, opening early or closing up after a long day, no job is outside her comfort zone.  She has an infectious good nature and a ready smile and is adored by the campers, their owners and fellow staff members.  She is also our resident recycling czar and can be seen hauling empty dog food cans, office waste and assorted packaging materials home for her residential collection program.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid & CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: The dogs, the dogs, and the dogs!  Is it really work if you can bring your own dogs and play with other people's dogs too?
My pets: Boxer named Allie, and her constant neighbor companion Noble, also a Boxer.




 
  Meet the Staff - Shelly McKee
Shelley

Position: Genera Manager & Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 7

Skills and Experience

Background: Shelley represents the rising generation of Camp Bow Wow Coppell.  She is smart, wise for her years and totally committed to maintaining the safest, smoothest running camp possible.  Not only that, she truly loves being at camp.  She loves your dogs like they were her own.  That's camper Wyatt in the photo with her. 
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid & CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management, and being weirdly good at remembering every dogs name!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love getting to work with my best friends and doing what I love!
My pets: Babe the Heeler mix, Sula the one who always has a lion haircut, Lainey the rottie/lab mix, and Max the foster that never left!

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Find out for yourself why pups (and their parents!) love Camp Bow Wow Coppell. Schedule your dog’s FREE first day today!