About Us

Our Team

Camp Bow Wow® Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 OWNER

 
  Linda
Linda
Years Open: 10
Her mission is to provide the highest levels of fun, safety, and service for our Campers while giving total peace of mind to their parents. She brought the first Camp Bow Wow location to the Chicago-land area 8 years ago and we are still growing!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Seeing the dogs pull their parents through the door because they can't wait to play!
Our dogs: Calvin and Cricket 



 

MEET THE STAFF

 
  Rob
Rob

Position: Camp Manager
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3

Skills and Experience

Background: Rob first started out as a Camp Counselor over at our Oak Park location. He came over to Elmhurst when we first opened the Camp in December of 2016! Rob loves that when he's having a bad day he can come to work, spend just a little time in the back with the dogs and he immediatly feels better about his day! He thinks the worst part of his job is not spending enough time with the dogs in the back now that he's in a management position. 
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid & CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

My pets: Zeus and Logan are his two Pittie mixes!



  Carlos
Carlos

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Carlos makes sure all play in the Play Yards is fun and safe for everyone! He also is a big help with cleaning up around the Camp. Carlos has always loved dogs and says that "they are just so sweet and innocent, you can't ever get mad at them! They make the day fly by because I don't feel like Im working!" Carlos greatest accomplishment in life is learning how to train his own dog buddy! Carlos realized how little he knew about dogs until he started working here. Now, he's the greatest Counselor with gate management! 

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Getting to meet so many different dogs and seeing their personalities come out!
My pets: Buddy



  Gina
Gina

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Gina is a back lead for CBW Elmhurst! As a Camp Counselor Queen, she watches over her dog kingdom and makes sure all her dog subjects are getting along and having fun. Gina is always up for a new and exciting challenge! She has never worked with dogs before here but always saw herself in the animal field. Now that she is in it, she doesn't ever see herself doing anything else!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Gina loves watching all the dogs play with one another or by themselves! It's her favorite when she gets to witness a dog chasing his tail! 
My pets: Her ideal pet is a black wolf!



  Megan
Megan

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Megan has always wanted to work with dogs since she comes from a family of dog trainers! Megan knew at an early age she was going to work with dogs someday. She has been around them her whole life so she is a natural dog handler at Camp.  

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job:  "I love seeing how different they all can be! I think it is amazing they can be so different and get along so good!"
My pets: Ton of pets! Megan has 3 cats, 1 kitten and 3 dogs! Her cats are named Velvet, Peppermint, Diamond and Joker (aka Puddin). Her dogs are Lady, Casey and Sylo!



  Fern
Fern

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Fern helps maintain order in the Play Yards and is huge help with the front desk. Fern always wanted to work with dogs ever since getting her own dog Mia who is a little Chihuahua. She feels like Mia is always there for her no matter what! Fern say working with dogs in general relieves so much stress from every day life and feels like she can finally give back to these amazing animals she loves so much!  

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Fern loves working in the big dog Play Yard! Since she has a little dog, working with the big ones is a nice change of pace for Fern. 
My pets: Mia 



 

  Victoria
Victoria 

Position: Camp Counselor 
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Victoria's main job is managing the Play Yards however she is learning to work the front desk as well. She wants to work with animals because she likes to take care of them and is from a big family. She says its similar to taking care of the kids in her family and she loves taking care of them! 
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid & CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management. 

Fun Facts

My pets: 2 dogs named Kahl and Levi

 

Benito
Benito

Position: Camp Counselor 
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Benito's job duties include monitoring the dogs, making sure all play is good and safe play. He also cleans up after the dogs making sure everything is sanitary. When asked why he wanted to work with dogs Benito said "Because I love every animal! I would work at Camp Meow Meow too if I could!" 

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Benito favorite part of his job is cuddling with all the dogs! His least favorite part is picking up the poop and who can blame him for that! Gina is Benito's sister too! Gina helped get Benito his job here at CBW Elmhurst! 
My pets: 3 cats named Misty, Magellan and Matthew

 

Domini
Domini 

Position: Marketing Manager / Camp Scout
Years with Camp Bow Wow: October 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Domini is the person who keeps our social media and website up to date, fun and interactive! She also helps with graphic design and advertising, getting the word out about how great Camp Life is! That includes going to Chamber meet and greets, setting up and organizing events outside of Camp as well as at Camp. Domini has been doing Marketing since 2013 and worked in Motorcycles before joining the CBW Elmhurst and Oak Park team as their Marketing guru! Domini has 3 of her very own FUR babies and has always wanted to work with them! What better way to do that then do put her Marketing skills to good use!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: My favorite part of my job is getting to spend time in the Play Yards capturing some of the best moments I have ever captured with a camera! It's always so fun getting back to my office to see what kind of pictures I got and can use for different things to advertise for the Camp! We only use the dogs who come to Camp in our advertising and on social media! 
My pets: 3 dogs named Goonie, Sirius and Luna. Goonie is named after the movie The Goonies and the other 2 are named after Harry Potter Characters. 


  Nikki
Nikki

Position: Camp Counselor 
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Nikki has worked with dogs almost her entire life and is a very strong dog handler! She has professionally been working with dogs for the last 8 years or so! Nikki has no issues walking a 90lbs reactive Rottweiler! Now dogs are the only "people" Nikki will work with. She says all the time that "dogs are people too"!
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certifications and special skills related to pet care. 

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job:  "Dogs are always in a good mood they are lovable loyal animals who live in the moment!" Her favorite part about her job is meeting new loyal dog friends! 
My pets: 2 Yorkies named Tiko and Nicki! (No, she didn't name her dog after herself! Her mom did LOL!)



Gabi
Gabi

Position: Camp Counselor 
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2016

Skills and Experience

Background: Gabi is one of our newest CBW Camp Counselors along with Nikki! She helps manage the Play Yards, cleans the Cabins and Lobby and helps with anything else we need around Camp. She has always been around dogs and loves seeing how happy they can be when they play. So it just felt right for her to work with them professionally.  

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Gabi loves interacting with all the dogs in the Play Yards and meeting new dogs almost every day! The worst part of her job is when it gets a little crazy and she has to give a dog a time out. 
My pets: Snoopy, a 4 year old Maltese


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