About Us

Our Team

Camp Bow Wow® Naples 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 Naples 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

 
  Tizianos
Dominic & Isel Tiziano with Déjà Boo, Maya Papaya and Pancho

In Naples, Florida since 2009

We moved from Illinois to Florida in 2006 and brought along two "furkids"- our Miniature Pinscher, Nina, and our Boston Terrier Mix, Pancho. At the time, we lived in St. Pete and worked doing outside sales for the same company while traveling to Naples, and occasionally Orlando, on a weekly basis. With no family in town,  we constantly had to juggle our work travel schedules to accommodate the dogs. While one of us traveled, the other would stay home and vice versa which meant many nights spent apart. We then began researching doggie daycare and boarding facilities throughout the west coast of Florida and Orlando. We visited a few, but only one made us feel like our dogs were truly loved and would provide a safe place they could play while we were gone. Nina and Pancho loved going to daycare and would wag their tails as we approached the facility. When we would pick them up, they would fall asleep instantly, exhausted from all the fun that had that day. This behavior eased our feelings of guilt and even allowed us to go on vacations without remorse.

Everyday we visited the doggie daycare, we spoke of how wonderful it would be to own a similar facility. We had been able to dog sit from time to time back in Chicago and loved caring for other people’s dogs while they were away. One day, a veterinarian from New York and family friend, suggested we look into starting a Camp Bow Wow franchise, so we did!

We opened our doors in October 2009 and were welcomed with open arms by the Naples community. In 2010, we launched our in-home pet sitting business. We wanted to provide clients with a reputable team of reliable sitters that carried the same values and love for dogs that we were known for. As a team, we are able to help each other out in the event of an emergency or in the event that a particular caregiver is not available. In January 2014, we partnered with Danielle Cavanaugh to launch our dog training program. We want our customers to feel that they can rely on us for any of their pet care needs.

Come by our camp and take a look for yourself. We hope to exceed your expectations and assure you that your doggy (or doggies) will be loved, pampered and safe while under our care!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Our team! We've become a family! 11 of our team members have worked for us for over 4 years and a few others have been with us 1-2 years. It really makes a big difference! They know the majority of the dogs well. They don't just know their names, but their personalities, eating habits, medical conditions, etc. This helps point out potential health and comfort issues.

Our dogs: While Nina is no longer with us, Pancho is still going strong! In 2012, we adopted Maya Papaya, a Puertorican Sato (just like her human mom) from the Humane Society of Naples and one year later, we found Pancho's doppelganger on PetFinder.com and named her Déjà Boo!



 

MEET THE STAFF


  Dani
Danielle Cavanaugh, CPDT-KSA

Position: Certified Dog Trainer and In-Home Pet Sitter
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 5

Skills and Experience

Background: I've been working in animal care since 2007, have a degree in Marine Science, and have previously interned with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and the New England Aquarium.  In every internship, I assisted in the training of multiple species of animals - including not only dogs, but also pigs, sharks, sting rays, and seals.  
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Proud to be the only Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed in SW Florida. This title was granted by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the only national council in the US.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: What I love most about my job: Feeling like a Rockstar when all the dogs love to see me!  I don't even pay attention that its because working with me means they will get yummy treats.  I also love when I have a breakthrough with dog - whether it's a shy dog coming out of their shell, or a high energy dog learning how to control themselves, it is one of the most rewarding feelings ever.
My pets: Duke - 9 y/o Golden Retriever, who is the reason I became a trainer in the first place. Athena - 9 y/o Chow Chow mix who loves everyone, and has been monumental in helping mold the puppy into a dog who is very respectful to others. Lin-Zee - 6 year old Papillon who, despite being the smallest dog in the house, is the one who is in charge.  Caroline - 10 month old Dachshund mix, who, despite not being very coordinated, somehow manages to run at incredible speeds.


  Mark
Mark Dennis

Position: Head Groomer, Camp Counselor and In-Home Pet Sitter
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 4

Skills and Experience

Background: I worked at Volunteers of America in New York, Kangaroo Gas and Radical Rations in Naples, where I did catering and farmers markets. I went to Spring Valley High school in South Carolina.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Expert dog handler certified in Pet CPR and First Aid, dog groomer and handy man.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: My Favorite part of being on the CBW team is playing with the dogs until they're dirty and then giving them baths so I can make them smell good for their owners.
My pets: Shadow and Princess, two rescues that love coming to Camp to play!


  Shelby
Shelby Gauthier

Position: Camp Supervisor, Assistant Trainer and In-Home Pet Sitter
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3

Skills and Experience

Background: Worked at the Cheesecake Factory, Majored in Interior Design in college and I am child care certified.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Expert in gate management, certified in Pet CPR and First Aid plus I have had numerous dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits etc.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Getting to play with dogs all day and getting to see them grow through the years.
My pets:  Lana Banana, a catahoula leopard dog mix, aprox 4yrs old. I adopted her 2 years ago from the Humane Society


  Rachel
Rachel Hicks

Position: Camp Counselor and Front Desk
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3

Skills and Experience

Background:
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job:
My pets:  Holly (Berry), a gorgeous German Shepherd who loves Camp yet hates everything else!


  Ira
Ira Schweitzer

Position: In-Home Certified Caregiver
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2.5

Skills and Experience

Background: R.C.A. Technical institute in NYC T.V. Production skills. I was a camera man at the original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. Later learned post production and became a Colorist with a number of credits in T.V. shows and film features and Documentaries. You can find my credits on IMDB.COM! I worked in post production for 30yrs.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: I worked part time in N.Y as a pet sitter taking care of all types of animals for 2 yrs prior to moving to Florida.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job:  What I love most about my job are the different types of animals I come across and the challenge of their needs. I also love all the people who I work for and the other employees who work at Camp Bow Wow.
My pets:  I have 2 dogs, a rescue boxer named Nala (11yrs old) and a Chihuahua named Leo (8yrs old).


  Marilyn
Marilyn Schweitzer

Position: Certified Caregiver
Years with Camp Bow Wow: less than 1

Skills and Experience

Background: I am pretty new to Camp Bow Wow although I have accompanied my husband Ira on some of his pet visits and we were customers before we joined the team. I owned a travel agency for over 30 years but decided in 2009 to go back to school. 
Additional Skills/Qualifications: I earned an AAS in Applied Science at Ulster Community College and I am a NY State Licensed Veterinary Technician. I have been working at Animal Health Oasis for the past 4 years. I love my job and have learned so much. Dr. Kordon is a Veterinarian that specializes in a holistic approach to animal care. This has really opened my eyes not only in regards to animal health but human health as well.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: My favorite part of working for Dr. Kordon and also Camp Bow Wow is I love the animals!
My pets:  Ira and I have Nala the boxer and Leo the lion... I mean, chihuahua. We appreciate all the loving care they have received from Camp Bow Wow over the years!


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