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 Manager

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 Behavior Buddies Training Program.  She is a Certified Behavior Buddies 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 7 pets at home (yes 7!) – Watson & Penny, basset hounds; Aeden, pit bull; Akasha, cocker spaniel/chihuahua mix; Diana & Veda, domestic cats; and Jezzabelle, bearded dragon! In her spare time (if she has any), she enjoys crafts and doing projects and drinking lots & lots of Starbucks!



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Sydney

Position: Camp Supervisor

Sydney is an  Camp Supervisor. She started with Camp Bow Wow in September, 2014 as a Camp Counselor and has worked hard to move ahead within our Camp family.  She most recently was promoted to an Assistant Camp Supervisor. Sydney came to us with a strong retail and customer service background. Although she had no pet related industry experience, she has a strong love of animals and quickly adapted to her position here at Camp in taking great care of our customers, both four-legged and two legged alike.

Sydney is a newlywed and enjoys spending time with her husband and her two fur babies. Her fur babies accompany her to work every shift. Peppermint is a beautiful “best mutt ever” per Sydney and Parmesan is an American Eskimo. In her spare time, she enjoys fly ball, training Parmesan, and just hanging out at home with the family watching movies and playing video games. Her favorite part of working at Camp is meeting new dogs and hanging out with them in the yards.



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Kristi

Position: Camp Scout

Kristi started with Camp Bow Wow in March 2016 as a Camp Counselor and made the move in to our Camp Scout position in July 2016.  You may see her around town or at events promoting our wonderful services here at Camp Bow Wow!  Kristi came to us with an educational background in agricultural business and science.  She attended school at the College of Southern Idaho.  Kristi is certified in animal care and technology and has both raised and showed livestock.  She enjoys working with animals of all sizes and hopes to eventually earn a Masters Degree in animal reproduction.  Her favorite part about working in Camp is seeing how happy the dogs are in the morning when they arrive at Camp Bow Wow!

When Kristi is not at Camp, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their fur babies – Chili Bo Duke, a collie/shepherd mix and Their two cats Tom and O'Malley. She also enjoys skiing, hiking, boating, baking, cake decorating, drawing and painting.  She's one creative girl!



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Jackie

Position: Sr. Camp Counselor

Jackie started with Camp Bow Wow in May 2016.  Jackie came to us with a strong background in customer service from the retail industry.  SHe is currently in school working towards a degree to become an athletic trainer.  Her long term goals include wanting to be an athletic trainer for a professional sports team.  In the interim, she is happy to be working here with another one of her life's passions... dogs!  Jackie is happy to have found a job that she can enjoy on a daily basis while she can continue working on her long-term educational goals.

Jackie is active in her spare time as well. She coaches a local high school soccer team, loves to hang out with her fur-baby Rocky, spend time at the beach, and hang out with friends!

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Logan

Position: Sr. Camp Counselor

Logan started with Camp Bow Wow in June 2016. Logan actually completed an internship program with us at Camp Bow Wow in the Spring of 2016, so he was familiar with the job and our furry customers.  He came back to us once he finished school to see if there were any positions open.  We were happy to have him back on our team!  Logan is currently starting his education to become a Humane Society Police Officer.   This job will be great experience for him as he will get to meet and interact with dogs of all sizes and breeds.

When Logan is not at Camp, he enjoys spending time with his German Short-Haired Pointer Madeline.  They spend hours at the park hanging out!


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Samantha

Position: Camp Counselor

Sam or Sammie as she likes to be called recently joined the Camp Bow Wow family and is such a joy to be around.  Sammie comes to us from Minnesota where she worked as an Animal Care Technician at the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society.  She has also spent time locally volunteering with a local rescue.  She has two fur babies of her own – a Black Lab named Olive and a kitty cat named Eve.  When she is not at Camp she enjoys hiking, running, sports, reading, surfing, and anything else outdoors!  Her long term goal is to become a Veterinarian and open a Rescue Shelter!


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Rachel

Position: Camp Counselor

Rachel recently joined the Camp Bow Wow family and we are excited to have her on our team.  She comes to us with a strong background in Customer Service but working with animals is her goal.  She is currently going to school to get her AA Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She always has a smile on her face and is just happy to be around all the pups.  She has a couple of pups of her own.  Mystie who is a Black Lab mix and Cocoa who is a Red Nose Bull Terrier.  When not at Camp, she enjoys working out, studying, singing and enjoying  family time.

 


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Christina

Position: Camp Counselor

Christina recently joined the Camp Bow Wow family.  She comes to us from a healthcare background but has a strong desire to work with animals.  She has her Vet Assistant Certificate from Grossmont Health and truly wants to start building her animal experience.  She has also spent time volunteering at the Boniita Animal Shelter.  She has three fur babies of her own – a Husky named Prince, a Terrier mix named Bella and a Chihuahua named Baby.  In her spare time, she enjoys going to the dog park, the beach, Sea World and the Zoo and shopping!  Her long-term goal is to work with animals in need similar to Animal Cops.


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Kristen

Position: Camp Counselor

Kristen recently joined the Camp Bow Wow family.  She comes to us with a retail background but her love of dogs brought her to us!  When not at Camp she enjoys working with her Mom doing party catering and cake decorating.  She someday hopes to own her own Event Planning and Cake Decorating Company!



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Kali

Position: Camp Counselor

Kali joined Camp Bow Wow in March 2016 as a Camp Counselor. Kali came to us with a background of working as a baker for Panera Bread.  But she did a lot of petsitting for friends and family and always knew she wanted to work with animals. Kali is currently studying to be a vet tech.  Her favorite thing about working at Camp Bow Wow is getting to hang out with all of the awesome campers and camp counselors.  She loves learning new things!  Her long term goals include becoming a registered vet tech and eventually opening an animal rescue organization. 

When Kali is not at camp  she enjoys loving her new puppy Maui, a siberian huskey.  Her hobbies include hiking, swimming, going for walks, and hanging out at the beach.


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Katelyn

Position: Camp Counselor

Katelyn joined our Camp Team in October 2016, as a Camp Counselor.  Her background includes working 3-years at a local Vet office while attending school to become a Vet Assistant.   Her future goals are to return to school to purse the Vet Tech program.   Katelyn has two fur babies of her own – Kenny, a Terrior Mix and Copper the Beagle.   In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going on road trips, and attending concerts. When asked what her favorite part of Camp was, she responded “Playing with all the different dogs”.



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Jamie

Position: Camp Counselor

Jamie joined Camp Bow Wow in July 2016.  She came to us with a background in caring for animals both through work and personal life. In addition to that she has several years of great customer service. Her favorite part of work is being able to spend time with all of our furry customers. 

Jamie has four dogs of her own at home named Nutty, Riley, Dixie, and Daget.  In her spare time she enjoys going to the park with her dogs, reading, and hanging out with friends.


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Brandon

Position: Camp Counselor

Brandon joined Camp Bow Wow in July 2016.  He came to us with a background in Customer service and is currently a chemistry  major at SDSU. He was excited to work at Camp Bow Wow because it relates directly to his long term goals of being a veterinarian. He currently has one dog at home named Willy, he is a corgi mix. in his spare time he enjoys all kinds of music as well as spending time out with his dog.


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Josh

Position: Camp Counselor

Josh joined our Team as a Camp Counselor in November 2016. He comes to us with a very strong customer service background and is excited about starting a new journey in the animal world!    Josh does not currently have any animals at home so he is very happy to get his dog fix here at Camp!  In his spare time, Josh enjoys reading, playing video games and watching movies.


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Nikki

Position: Camp Counselor

Nicole or Nikki as she prefers to be called joined our Camp Team in October 2016, as a Camp Counselor. Before Nikki joined our team she served in the Navy and attended WSU. Thank you for your service Nikki!   She has four fur babies of her own. Kanzu a Beaucero/ Golden Retriever, Penny a 3-legged Dutch Shepherd, Castle her black cat, and Channel her 3-legged mixed cat.  In the future Nikki would love to teach at a university and publish a book.  She enjoys reading, writing, and watching movies.


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