About Us

Our Team

Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow® Tampa - North East offers in-home pet care, dog walking and poop scooping and our highly-trained staff is dog gone passionate about providing love and individualized care for your furry, scaly and chirpy family members.

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We love being part of the Tampa pet community and have gotten to know many wonderful pets (and their parents!) since we opened in 2009. Our entire Home Buddies Team would like to thank all our customers for letting us care for their pets.

Our Certified Caregivers are the best in the business. Everyone on staff is a SERIOUS animal lover, with practical training in a wide-variety of pet care situations and certifications in pet first aid and CPR. All of us are eager to meet and greet you and your best furry, chirpy or scaly buddy. Collectively we have many years of experience with dogs, cats, fish, birds, small mammals - you name it! We promise to take the best possible care of your pets.

We pride ourselves on getting to know your pets and providing the best possible care for them whether you're away for the day or off on a well-deserved vacation. Read on to learn more about our fantastic team!

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MEET THE OWNER
KELLY HATCHELL

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Years Open: 7. We started in December, 2009.

Skills and Experience

In 2009, Glen and I found ourselves victims of bad economic times so we decided to start a business. Seven years later, we have yet to regret the decision. I am a Tampa native and love being able to make a difference for pets and people in my home town!

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Hearing our clients say that we love their furry friends as much as they do!
My pets: Hamell, a senior Rottweiler mix; Scoutt, a middle-aged Tibetan Cattle Collie (he's a mix, we had DNA test); Mewes, an orange tabby, former feral that I domesticated; and Willow, a domestic short-hair chatty cat.



MEET THE STAFF

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Glen Hatchell

Position: 2nd Dog and Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Years with Home Buddies: Since the beginning

Skills and Experience

Background: After a career of developing new markets for IT companies, Glen was ready to tackle the challenge of developing his own business with Kelly.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Glen is the only Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), in Hillsborough County. Through Home Buddies, he is the dog trainer for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: The variety of animal species I deal with for Home Buddies and variety of dog breeds I work with
My pets: Hamell, a senior Rottweiler mix; Scoutt, a middle-aged Tibetan Cattle Collie (he's a mix, we had DNA test); Mewes, an orange tabby; and Willow, a domestic short-hair chatty cat


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Alison

Position: Pet Caregiver
Years with Home Buddies: 1

Skills and Experience

Background: Tampa Bay native and I've always had pets
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Seeing the pet's excitement when I come inside
My pets: I'm currently attending USF so my pets are not with me





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Briana

Position: Pet Caregiver
Years with Home Buddies: 1

Skills and Experience

Background: Tampa Bay native
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: The variety of pets!
My pets: One dog, two cats





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Connie

Position: Pet Caregiver
Years with Home Buddies: 6

Skills and Experience

Background: Kelly's best friend since 4th grade
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Seeing a dog waiting for me at the door
My pets: 2 cats and 7 chickens





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Hannah

Position: Pet Caregiver
Years with Home Buddies: 1

Skills and Experience

Background: Grew up on a farm in Texas
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Playing with the dogs
My pets: I'm in school so all of my pets are back home in Texas



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Lauren

Position: Pet Caregiver
Years with Home Buddies: 1

Skills and Experience

Background: I've had a variety of pets all of my life
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Seeing the pet's excitement when I come inside
My pets: I'm currently attending USF so my pets are not with me


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Margaret

Position: Pet Caregiver
Years with Home Buddies: 2

Skills and Experience

Background: Tampa native who met Glen as a volunteer at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner and Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Seeing the excitement of the dogs when I arrive
My pets: No pets at home.







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