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  • Camp Bow Wow® is the first and largest dog day care and boarding franchise in North America! Established in 2000, we have grown to more than 180 franchises and have over 2.7 million pet visits per year. As we grow, our simple philosophy remains the same – it’s all about the dogs! We’re focused on the well-being of our furry clients and the success of our franchisees.

    Fetch a New Lifestyle

    Lifestyle is the new wealth. Camp Bow Wow provides you the opportunity to be your own boss, control your own destiny and obtain a life balance often difficult to achieve in corporate America. With Camp Bow Wow, you can start a business that really gets your tail wagging. It’s a business that speaks to your passion and enriches your life. It’s not a job if you love what you do!

    Unleash Your Paw-tential

    Take control of your income. Don’t wait for someone to increase your compensation; start a business and take charge of your future with the help of a knowledgeable, supportive corporate team and system of experienced franchisees.

  • FS-Landing-Page_In-Content_4.jpgThe Big Idea

    Entrepreneurs at heart, Heidi and her first husband, Bion, were always thinking up crazy, new ideas. Heidi and Bion looked for high quality pet care for their two dogs and failed to find what they were looking for so in 1994 they wrote a business plan for a doggy day care, gave it a camp theme and made it fun and upscale.

    Six months later, Bion died in a tragic plane crash. Heidi received a settlement, but managed to lose most of it loaning to family and making bad investments. Five years later, Heidi’s little brother came to her and asked her if she still wanted to start Camp Bow Wow because he knew she wasn’t passionate about what she was doing. She took the $80,000 remaining from her settlement and said “Let’s give it a try.”

    The First Camps

    In December 2000, Heidi opened the first Camp Bow Wow in Denver as one of the very first dog day cares in Colorado. After the success of the first location, Heidi opened a second location where one of her clients introduced her to the idea of franchising. Camp Bow Wow began franchising in 2003.

    FS-Landing-Page_In-Content_3.jpgPAWS-itive Growth

    Today there are about 130 open Camps and over 20 in the process of opening. Numerous locations offer in-home pet care with Home Buddies, and dog training services with Behavior Buddies. Our motto is Happy Healthy Pets, Happy Healthy People and we pride ourselves on caring for pets as if they were our own.

    A Dog Gone Bright Future

    In August of 2014, Camp Bow Wow was acquired by VCA Inc., a leading animal healthcare company with over 600 animal hospitals in the United States and Canada. Camp Bow Wow’s strategy remains the same, but Heidi hopes to see the number of locations grow to 1000 over the next several years so we can provide premier pet care to even more pets who have yet to experience the Camp Bow Wow difference.

    "Find something you are passionate about to start a business around, create a great plan, and find the best people you can to help launch it. Keep your focus on your dream, dream big, and go after it!"

  • FS-Landing-Page_In-Content_2.jpgA Proven Business Model

    As the largest pet care franchise in North America, Camp Bow Wow has paved the way for the doggy day care and boarding business. By investing in your own Camp location, you’ll have receive:

    • A complete software package to keep track of the thousands of reservations, payments, pets and clients coming through your door.
    • National marketing programs to build brand awareness and acquire new clients, and local marketing training and expertise to take the guesswork out of your marketing efforts.
    • An operations manual to understand what it takes to run a successful business and avoid pitfalls
    • A network of vendors and suppliers to take advantage of group buying power and reduce operational costs
    • Access to the collective best practices and learnings from over 130 successful franchises

    FS-Landing-Page_In-Content_1.jpgThe Complete Package

    Camp Bow Wow is a one-stop-shop for pet care needs. Included in the franchise fee are access to all of the materials, training, and support for our three service lines:

    • Camp Bow Wow: A fun, safe and upscale dog day care and boarding facility for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention
    • Home Buddies: Comprehensive and individualized in-home pet care for furry, scaly and chirpy family members
    • Behavior Buddies: Premier, reward-based dog training program led by one of the most well-respected, sought after trainers in the US

    These services, plus our grooming and retail services, are additional revenue streams to help you increase profit maximization and also promote higher client satisfaction and retention.

    Innovation and Cutting-Edge Technology

    From the beginning, we have been committed to applying an innovative approach to all aspects of our business. Camp Bow Wow was the first pet care facility to put in live web cams for pet parents to watch their dogs play, and as we grow, innovation remains at the forefront of our strategy. Camp Bow Wow now boasts high-definition cameras for a superior client viewing experience and a mobile app for pet parents to find location information, request reservations and view the cameras from their mobile device.

This web site and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of an FDD. Certain states require that we register the FDD in those states. The communications on this web site are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the FDD to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

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