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Camp Bow Wow® Pittsburgh South 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 Pittsburgh 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 STAFF

 
cathy
Cathy (she hates her picture taken so instead we have a picture of her dog Buddy!)

Position: Director
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8

Skills and Experience

Background: Department manager at Giant Eagle, Shelter Manager at Washington Area Humane Society
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid & CPR

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Getting to build relationships with the clients and their dogs. I especially love the senior dogs and would love to open a Camp Bow Wow "Senior Edition" for all of the old ones!
My pets: Ruby Sue (Bichon), Cookie (Shepherd Mix), Buddy (Pomeranian), Ava (cat)

 

  Erin
Erin 

Position: Front Desk Manager, Director of Marketing, Camp Counselor 
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8

Skills and Experience

Background: Bachelors Degree in Biology from Carlow University, Study Abroad in Australia, Volunteer and Seasonal Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator at Animal Rescue League, Interned at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium at Waters Edge, PPG Aquarium & Kids Kingdom, dog sitter
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR & First Aid, Rabies Vector Species Training, SCUBA Certification

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Golden Retrievers!!! Especially the older ones :) I also love to build relationships with the clients on a personal level and also get to know each one of their dogs in the process. 
My pets: Yellow Lab (Kelcie) & Golden Retriever (Savannah)

 

Pam
Pam

Position: Back Staff Manager
Years with Camp Bow Wow:  8

Skills and Experience

Background: Vet Tech School
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Science; Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid; Fixing the grammar of everyone she comes in contact with; self-proclaimed best Secret Santa Ever!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Maddie, Faran & Mingo!
My pets: Benson (Jack Russel Terrier), Tilly (Puggle), Clyde (Guinea Pig), 2 Turtles (Jacket & Trey), 2 Firebelly Toads


  joanne
Joanne

Position: Lead Dog Trainer
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8

Skills and Experience

Background: I have 26 years of animal experience which traces back to years as a Kennel Manager, Veterinarian Technician, Groomer, Dog Walker and Stable Manager.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Associates degree in Marketing; Certificate in Animal Science; Certificate in Dog Emotion and Cognition; Continuing Professional Development Credits through seminars including Nicole Wilde and Victoria Stillwell.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love the philosophy of dogs. I also love watching and interpreting dog body language through their play at Camp. I thoroughly enjoy helping dogs and owners to build a stronger relationship through training.
My pets: Lola- Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Jingles-Chocolate Lab



  ryan
Ryan

Position: Certified Dog Trainer
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 1.5 Years

Skills and Experience

Background: I started working at Camp in May 2014 and have recently had the opportunity to become a Certified Dog Trainer
Additional Skills/Qualifications: I attended the Camp Bow Wow Certified Dog Trainer Program in Colorado and received his certificate to train the pups of Camp Bow Wow Pittsburgh South!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love being able change the lives of the dogs that I work with and help them to become well-rounded pups!
My pets: Zoey- French Bulldog, Cody- Golden Retriever, Fiona- Golden Retriever, Buddy and Franky- cats and Squishy the Chinchilla!



  neal rsz
Neal

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 5.5 years

Skills and Experience

Background: Criminal Justice Degree, Supervisor at Pittsburgh International Airport for 6 years
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR & First Aid

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Getting to know all of the dogs
My pets: My parents dogs I get to see everyday (Kelcie-Yellow Lab & Savannah-Golden Retriever)



  kaitlyn
Kaitlyn

Position: Camp Counselor/Front Desk/Editor of Camp Bow Wow Newsletter
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2

Skills and Experience

Background: Worked at Altmeyers and Panera Bread; Currently enrolled at Duquesne University majoring in Humane Leadership
Additional Skills/Qualifications: CPR & First Aid Certification, dog sitter

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: My coworkers, our clients and being able to take care of all of the dogs at Camp.
My pets: Dougie-Border Collie/Lab mix, Penelope, Ellie, Jack & Benny (all cats)and a Betta Fish

 

  rachel
Rachel

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8

Skills and Experience

Background: Worked at Oglebay Good Zoo, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Western PA Humane Society
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR & First Aid Certification, Camper Care Specialist

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: What I love most about my job is getting to know the clients on a more personal level and not just business
My pets: Pongo (dog), Timber (dog), Addy (cat), Snuffy (cat), Calvin (cat), Hobbes (cat)



  jan
Jan

Position: Camp Counselor/Front Desk
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8

Skills and Experience

Background: Mother of two, butcher, book keeper
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR and First Aid and best Nail Trimmer at Camp!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: My favorite part about Camp is meeting the parents of the Campers and hearing all about their home life. I love meeting the new Campers and their nervous parents and reassuring them that their Camper will be safe and have a good time while at Camp.
My pets: My loves are Beau, my "looks nothing like a Dane" failed foster and my old man Bruno who is 13 years young who is a Rotti mix. Cathy actually adopted him to me before we knew each other when she worked at the Washington Area Humane Society.



  Sue
Sue

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8

Skills and Experience

Background: Grooming Assistant and Pet Sitter
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR & First Aid Certification

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Getting to meet all the different breeds of dogs
My pets: Sierra-7 1/2 year old Shepherd Mix



  robyn
Robyn

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 6 Years

Skills and Experience

Background: Worked at Shuman Center and the Getaway Cafe--but her favorite has always been Camp Bow Wow!
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Her favorite part about being on the Camp Bow Wow team is getting to know all of the different dogs that come to Camp.
My pets: BlackJack- Australian Cattle Dog Mix, Zak- Sheltie Mix, Ziva-Pit Bull



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Janene A.K.A. "Love"

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since June 2015

Skills and Experience

Background: Experience in sales; Master in Reiki
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR/First Aid Certification

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: The dogs are definitely what I love most about the job. Being greeted every morning by their smiling faces makes every day great!
My pets: None at this time




Pam
Pam

Position: Back Staff Manager 
Years with Camp Bow Wow:  8

Skills and Experience

Background: Vet Tech School
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Science; Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid; Fixing the grammar of everyone she comes in contact with; self-proclaimed best Secret Santa Ever!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Maddie, Faran & Mingo!
My pets: Benson (Jack Russel Terrier), Tilly (Puggle), Clyde (Guinea Pig), 2 Turtles (Jacket & Trey), 2 Firebelly Toads

Pam
Pam

Position: Back Staff Manager 
Years with Camp Bow Wow:  8

Skills and Experience

Background: Vet Tech School
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Science; Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid; Fixing the grammar of everyone she comes in contact with; self-proclaimed best Secret Santa Ever!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Maddie, Faran & Mingo!
My pets: Benson (Jack Russel Terrier), Tilly (Puggle), Clyde (Guinea Pig), 2 Turtles (Jacket & Trey), 2 Firebelly Toads


 

 

 


Pam
Pam

Position: Back Staff Manager 
Years with Camp Bow Wow:  8

Skills and Experience

Background: Vet Tech School
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Science; Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid; Fixing the grammar of everyone she comes in contact with; self-proclaimed best Secret Santa Ever!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Maddie, Faran & Mingo!
My pets: Benson (Jack Russel Terrier), Tilly (Puggle), Clyde (Guinea Pig), 2 Turtles (Jacket & Trey), 2 Firebelly Toads



 

 

 

 


Pam
Pam

Position: Back Staff Manager 
Years with Camp Bow Wow:  8

Skills and Experience

Background: Vet Tech School
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Science; Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid; Fixing the grammar of everyone she comes in contact with; self-proclaimed best Secret Santa Ever!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Maddie, Faran & Mingo!
My pets: Benson (Jack Russel Terrier), Tilly (Puggle), Clyde (Guinea Pig), 2 Turtles (Jacket & Trey), 2 Firebelly Toads



  

 

 

 


Pam
Pam

Position: Back Staff Manager 
Years with Camp Bow Wow:  8

Skills and Experience

Background: Vet Tech School
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Science; Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid; Fixing the grammar of everyone she comes in contact with; self-proclaimed best Secret Santa Ever!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Maddie, Faran & Mingo!
My pets: Benson (Jack Russel Terrier), Tilly (Puggle), Clyde (Guinea Pig), 2 Turtles (Jacket & Trey), 2 Firebelly Toads



  

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