About Us

Our Team

Camp Bow Wow® El Cajon 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 El Cajon 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 give out the special Campfire TreatsTM each night before lights out, and tuck each Camper into their own spacious, comfy and clean Cabin.

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 OWNERS

 
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Mark and Connie

Mark and Connie opened Camp Bow Wow in March, 2008. They spent 25+ years in the Corporate World; Mark on the Service side and Connie in Global Human Resources. After having spent so many years in Corporate America, they decided it was time to do something different with their lives; something they could be truly passionate about. Both being big animal lovers, particularly dogs, they decided to look at businesses in the animal industry. When they found Camp Bow Wow, they fell in love with the model and took the leap!

They love running and growing their business. They have truly found their passion! It is so rewarding to see all the happy pups romping through the doors of Camp each and every day. They love their team and their customers, both two-legged and four-legged alike!

They have two fur-babies of their own (pictured here); Roxy who is a sweet and gentle rescued 12 ½ year old Chocolate Lab and her little sister Madison who is an energetic and fun–loving Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixed with a Bichon).

When they are not in Camp, they enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, camping and taking their girls on long walks at the beach.



 

MEET THE STAFF

 
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Sabrina

Position: Camp Director

Sabrina has been part of the Camp Bow Wow team since the very beginning.  Helping Mark & Connie open Camp in March, 2008, she has held various positions at Camp from Marketing to Operations as well as Training.  She comes to us with a business background in Finance but her true strengths are her customer service and leadership skills.  Sabrina always puts the customer first and can be counted on to jump in wherever and whenever she is needed.  She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Camp as well as our Dog Training Program.  She is a Certified Dog Trainer.  She always has a smile on her face and a can do attitude. She has two fur babies of her own - both rescue pups.  Chuey is a beautiful, sweet Yellow Lab and Poncho is a high energy Black Lab/Great Dane mix.  In her spare time (when she has any, we truly don't know!), she enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, husband Al and two beautiful daughters, Vanessa and Elisa. 



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Amber

Position: Camp Manager

If you have trotted through our front door, chances are you have met Amber! Amber is the Camp Manager and spends her time taking care of both our 2-legged and 4-legged customers. Amber started with Camp Bow Wow in November of 2013 as a Camp Counselor and quickly moved her way in to a Supervisor position. Amber came to us with several years of experience as a certified vet tech and truly is passionate about the well-being of the fur babies in our care.

When Amber is not at Camp, she spends her time with her wonderful family – husband Cameron and 3 adorable children, Liam, Kenneth, and Heather Joy. As if Camp and a family weren’t enough to keep her busy, she also has 6 pets at home (yes 6!) – Watson & Penny, Basset Hounds; Thunder, Pomeranian; Nana, Beagle;  Akasha, Cocker Spaniel/Chihuahua mix; Veda, Siamese cat! In her spare time (if she has any), she enjoys crafts and doing projects and drinking lots & lots of Starbucks!



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Sammie

Position: Camp Scout
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Sammie has grown up with animals like chickens, geese, and dogs of all sorts. She had volunteered at a rescue shelter for two years here in San Diego before leaving to work for a humane society in Minnesota. In 2016 she finally landing here at Camp Bow Wow El Cajon. Her lifelong goal is to open up her own rescue shelter to continue to provide for animals in need.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: "I love every dog that comes into Camp! Seeing how excited they get when they see us makes my whole day! I love that I get to work with people who share the same love and passion for animals as I do."
My pets: Currently, Sammie has 2 furry children of her own. A 1 year-old black Labrador mix named Olive and an 8 year-old domestic short haired cat named Eve.

 



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Christina

Position: Senior Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Christina comes to us from a background revolved in the medical field. Before becoming a key member of our team, she worked at a nursing home for senior citizens as their care-taker. She has also volunteered at a rescue shelter along with becoming a certificate Veterinary Assistant. Her life-long goal is to continue in the animal field by dedicating her life to helping save abused and neglected animals.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: "Being able to connect with the dogs and get to know each pup’s own character. Watching them make their own group of friends and getting to snuggle with them of course!"
My pets: Christina is currently an owner of 3 fur babies! A Husky named Prince; a terrier mix, Bella; and a Chihuahua named Baby.



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Kristen

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Kristen comes to us with a background in retail and the food industry (yum!). When she's not at Camp, Kristen enjoys baking goodies for her two-legged and four-legged friends. She enjoys spending her time outdoors and traveling. Her life long goal is to stay in the animal field by helping animals in need of care. She also hopes to travel the world some day.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: "I love interacting with the dogs and learning all of their individual personalities! I love how excited they always are when they get to Camp!"
My pets: Kristen currently doesn't own any fur children but feels all the dogs at Camp are like her own.



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Katelyn

Position: Lead Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Katelyn comes to us from within the animal field. She had worked as a Vet Assistant for 3 ½ years before coming to Camp Bow Wow! She also has worked at a large animal rescue where she was able to take care of some beautiful creatures, like zebras! Her life-long goal is to continue to grow in the animal healthcare field and to care for animals who have had a difficult past.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: "I love learning each of the dog’s special qualities! Getting to come to work and do what I love every day is such a great experience."
My pets: Katelyn currently has two pups of her own: Copper who is a 9 year old Beagle, and Kenny who is a 6 year old terrier mix!



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Joe

Position: Lead Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: Joe comes to Camp Bow Wow from a background in come from not only animal healthcare but grooming as well! When he's not at Camp, he enjoys hiking with his dog Flower and playing computer games. Joe's life-long goal is to  continue to study animal behavior and to stay working in the animal field.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: "I love all of the social interactions with the dogs, every day is something new."
My pets: Joe is currently a proud father to a Siberian Husky named Flower!



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Jenna

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: Jenna is brand new to the animal-care industry but has quickly learned the ropes! She comes to us with a background in reception and retail but has always known her passion is animal. She is currently attending school to become a certified Veterinary Assistant. Her life-long goal is to one day work with exotic animals like lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!).

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: “I love meeting all of the new pups and helping them adjust to the camp life!”
My pets: Currently, Jenna owns 4 fur-babies! Three cats named Goose, Ginny, and Harry Potter; and a Belgian Malinois named Remi.



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Nevada

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: Nevada may be new to the animal care field, but that hasn’t stopped her! She has quickly found her place here at Camp and has found her new passion. She comes to us with a background in customer service and her mother’s own flower shop! During her spare time, she enjoys playing her guitar and doing anything crafty or creative. Her life-long goal is to go off to a university and pursue her passions.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: “By far my favorite part about Camp is getting to know and connect with the dogs. Each pup is unique and has a different personality and it’s amazing getting to spend time and play with them.”
My pets: Currently, Nevada is a proud mom to a Tortishell kitten named Midnight (or Midi for short).



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Lacey

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: Lacey comes to us with a volunteer background based in the Pacific Northwest.​ While living in Portland, Oregon she avidly volunteered at a local animal shelter. Since moving back to San Diego, she has become a part of our team at Camp. When she isn't busy with the pups here at Camp, she enjoys watching movies at home with her cat. Her long term goal is to become an esthetician/special effects makeup artist!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: "My favorite part about working at Camp is getting to interact with all of the dogs on a daily basis."
My pets: Lacey is currently a mama-bear to 3 fur children! Oliver, a Miniature Pinscher; Nilah, a Terrier mix; and Gizmo, a domestic short haired cat.​



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Kilee

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: Like many of our team, Kilee comes to us with experience in the animal field. Before arriving at Camp Bow Wow, Kilee spent her time volunteering at her local shelter. When she’s not at Camp, Kilee enjoys spending quality time with her own pup.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: “I love to see how excited and hyped-up the Campers get as soon as they step foot (or paw) into Camp!”
My pets: Kilee has one adorable 3 ½ year old Pitbull terrier named Nala.



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Braydon

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: Braydon, like many Camp Counselors, comes from background in volunteering in the animal care-taking field. He has volunteered at not one, but two different animal shelters in the past. After working with his dad in the construction field, Braydon decided he wanted a change and came to us here at Camp. He has quickly learned the way of doggy daycare and is an asset to the team! He hopes to stay in the animal field for as long as he can and make his career dedicated to animals.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: "I, like most Counselors, love seeing how happy the dogs are when they get to Camp. Knowing that we're able to make them that excited to hangout with us is so great!"
My pets: Penny-the-Pug is Braydon's only animal right now but he hopes to extend his furry family soon!​



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Lisa

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: Lisa comes to Camp Bow Wow with personal experience in the rescue field. In her past, Lisa would help foster rescue dogs in her home and help find them their furr-ever homes. She would help socialize them with her own family pets to better their chances of being adopted. She also spends much of her free time visiting local shelters and spending quality time with those animals still waiting for their families.  Her ultimate goal is to obtain a degree in the mechanical engineering field and join the Navy. Lisa hopes to one day own a farm where she can foster and re-home those animals less fortunate.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: "Unfortunately, I don't have enough space at my current house to have more than one dog so I enjoy being able to be around so many different pups and also being with individuals that share the same adoration for animals that I have!"
My pets: Lisa is a dog-mom to one, 10 year-old Siberian Husky named Mayah. However, she is also a cat-mom to two kittens names Me-Mow and Grimm.



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