About Us

Our Team

Camp Bow Wow® Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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: Suzette Tardo-Fowler

 
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Suzette Tardo-Fowler

Open since 2009

Acadiana native Suzette Tardo-Fowler has been active in the animal rescue community for quite some time. It was after the tragic passing of her late husband and fellow animal activist that she found herself becoming a business owner and servicing the community through Camp Bow Wow. Since opening in 2009 she has been able to increase the services Camp Bow Wow has to offer the community from not just boarding and daycare but grooming, training, and even in-home pet care. The support from her loyal customers is what has allowed Camp to thrive and be the BEST! Suzette is a shining example of seeing stars through the darkness and what she has brought to our animal community has thrived because of her love, compassion, and dedication to all animals.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Becoming a part of the lives of our customers! Seeing both the parents and pups so happy to see us as they arrive and knowing that I am able to genuinely provide the dogs with a happy, healthy, and safe experience is just so overwhelmingly gratifying. As a pet parent I can not begin to express how much I understand the abundance of emotions that come with needing pet care; and now I'm gifted with the opportunity to make those emotions turn to joy, comfort and even RELIEF! Our wonderful customers are everything to me. Their support, love, and loyalty for our Camp is my #1 driving force.
Our dogs: Lucky, Barney, Sweet-Pea, and Chocolate & (The Late) Ernie Burns & Jack Tucker.

Our cats: Joshua, Waffles, Lulu, Mimi, Rony, & (The late) Jake

 

MEET THE MANAGER

 
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Kathryn Capell

Position: Manager
Joined Camp Bow Wow Team: April 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: After graduating from UL Lafayette in 2012 Kathryn worked for local nonprofits for about five years and realized that she really wanted to work with animals.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Animal First Aid & CPR, Animal Behavior Training, and Pet Medication Administration

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love that Libby gets to come to work with me almost every day.
My pets: Libby Sue (Boxer)


 

MEET THE STAFF

 
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Tiffany Richard

Position: Assistant Manager & Front Desk Host
Joined Camp Bow Wow Team: October 2010

Skills and Experience

Background: After working at a bank for a year and a half Tiffany realized that animals were her passion.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Animal First Aid & CPR, Animal Behavior Training, and Pet Medication Administration

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love working with animals especially dogs & I LOVE our customers.
My pets: LadyBug (“mini-lab”, Beagle/Lab mix), Sophie (Lab mix), Marble (Cat), & Cheddar (Cat)

 

MEET THE In-Home Caregivers

 
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Darien Fuselier

Position: Home Buddies Manager
Joined Camp Bow Wow Team: May 2016

Skills and Experience

Specialty: Large dogs, cats, and other species. Seniors and high-energy.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Emergency Preparedness Action Plans, Animal Behavior Training, Pet CPR, Animal First Aid, Insured and Bonded, Highly Rated Background Check, and Pet Medication Administrator.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: This is my dream job! I like being able to spend time caring for animals of all species. It is what I have always wanted to do!
My pets: Nyla (Lab/Catahoula mix), Biscuit (Terrier mix), Princess (Cat) & Snowflake (Cat)

 

Alyssa
Alyssa Guidroz

Position: Home Buddies Caregiver
Joined Camp Bow Wow Team: December 2015

Skills and Experience

Specialty: High activity animals, shy/timid pets, and special needs.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Emergency Preparedness Action Plans, Animal Behavior Training, Pet CPR, Animal First Aid, Insured and Bonded, Highly Rated Background Check, and Pet Medication Administrator.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I absolutely love animals! It has always been a dream of mine to care for animals and Home Buddies through Camp Bow Wow allows me to do that.
My pets: Phoebe (Yorkie), Pagen (Dachshund), Diesel (Lab), & Lemon (Cat)


  

MEET THE Trainer

 
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Allison Doles

Position: Certified Behavior Specialist
Joined Camp Bow Wow Team: May 2017

Skills and Experience

Background: Allison worked in the restaurant industry for 12 years and realized her passion was with animals and helping them become happy healthy campers.

Additional Skills/Qualifications: Camp Bow Wow Certified Behavior Specialist, Certified in Animal First Aid & CPR, Animal Behavior Training, Insured & Bonded, and Pet Medication Administration

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love working with dogs and seeing how excited they are to come to camp every day!
My pets: Copper (Catahoula/Lab mix), Nala (Cat), Minew (Cat), Lemon (Cat), Nellie (Dwarf Hamster)

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