About Us

Our Team

Camp Bow Wow® Westlake (Cleveland) offers dog day care and overnight boarding.  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 happy to be a part of the Westlake community and to have been able to get to know so many wonderful pups (and their parents!) since we opened. Our entire 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 and 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 are here at Day Camp all day, 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 pups' names, 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 pups!

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MEET THE OWNER - Stephanie

  Stephanie

Years Open: 8

About Me

I have always been a dog lover and have lived with a pack my entire adult life. So when the opportunity arose to build a Camp Bow Wow in Westlake, it was a perfect fit! I can bring my pups to work, be my own boss, and work with people who love dogs as much as I do. Before Camp, I worked in various positions, most recently as the Director of Human Resources in a small hospital system.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love our customers - both two and four legged! And I love the fact that I am in a position to help homeless dogs by fostering for the local rescues. But probably the most rewarding aspect of Camp is seeing a shy, under-socialized dog become an outgoing, happy camper!
My pets: Six rescue mutts - Oz, Tibbie and Furby (14 year old litter mates),Beaker, Colby and Peppi.



MEET THE STAFF

  Amanda
Amanda (Berkely)

Position: Camp Manager, Camp Counselor, In-Home Care Coordinator 
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care: 7

Skills and Experience

Background: Worked in retail and office jobs; nothing as fulfilling as Camp! Graduate Cleveland State University with a Bachelors degree in Business
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid & CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Interacting with the dogs and their people
My pets: Three dogs: Berkely,Draco and Onyx. Four cats: Zero, Esme, Merlin and Vega. And at least one foster dog at any given time!


  Zoe
Zoe (Orvis)

Position: Camp Manager, Camp Counselor, Head Groomer
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care: 8

Skills and Experience

Background: Worked at a movie theater 7 years, volunteered at Friendship APL walking/bathing/photographing dogs. Attended Oberlin College. Has lived with no less than four dogs her entire life
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified Dog Groomer, Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Getting to know the dogs and their parents!
My pets: Three dogs: Orvis (American Bulldog/Lab mix), Zeb (American Bulldog/Boxer mix) and Kiwi (Dachshund/Italian Greyhound mix). One cat: Gemma (Tortie).


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Emily (Mila)

Position: Lead Camp Counselor

Years with Camp Bow Wow: 4 Years

Skills and Experience

Background: Worked at an animal shelter for a year before working at Camp.  Is currently a senior at Kent State University studying zoology.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard managament.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love getting to see how the dogs interact with each other.
My pets: Mila, a staffie mix, and Marley, a yellow lab.



  Carolynn
Carolynn (Lulu)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care: 2

Skills and Experience

Background: Has worked in the pet industry for 12 years, representing pet food companies.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: The dogs!
My pets: 2 cats


  Nick
Nick (Tank)

Position: Camp Counselor, Front Desk, Camp Bow Wow Certified Trainer
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care: 2

Skills and Experience

Background: Previously worked as an electronics sales associate and was a self employed electronics technician. Has been a dog owner since forever!
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: That no two days are the same and that I constantly get to interact with new and old Campers.
My pets: Emmy, a 3 year old Puggle, Taffy, 5 year old Labradoodle and Roxanne, 10 year old Bichon/Maltese mix


  Jen
Jen (Draco)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care: 1

Skills and Experience

Background: Worked at an all-natural pet store, assisting customers with natural remedies and holistic approaches.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: The dogs - they brighten my day regardless of my mood.
My pets: Rufus, a Great Dane, and Sophi, a Great Dane mix.

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Tommy (Naveen)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care: 1

Skills and Experience

Background: Previously worked as an office manager and receptionist.  Has four dogs of his own.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Everything!
My pets: Four dogs - Hercules, Zeus, Emma and Harley

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Ashley (Tilly)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care: 

Skills and Experience

Background: Previously worked at Pizza by Robert.  Has experience as a junior handler in dog shows.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I like being around the dogs and playing with them; getting to know each dog and their personality.
My pets: 4 Cocker Spaniels: Kelly, Rosie, Lady and Bella.




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Nathan (Gidget)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care:

Skills and Experience

Background: Previously worked at an animal shelter with dogs and cats.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Playing with the dogs -- especially huskies!
My pets: Mila, a staffie mix, and Marley, a yellow lab.



  Courtney
Courtney (Ollie)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow/In-Home Care: 5

Skills and Experience

Background: Currently in school for zoology and has always loved and wanted to work with animals.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: The dogs!  Who wouldn't want to work here if they didn't like dogs?  Also the people are a lot of fun!
My pets: Ollie, a flat-coated retriever mix (and former foster dog at Camp); 2 cats, Matilda and Tigger; 2 leopard geckos


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Amanda (Kovu)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow:

Skills and Experience

Background: I have had all sorts of pets my entire life!  I remember around 5 years old, we had 8 cats (all rescues) and 2 dogs running around the house.  When my brothers and I got older, we got to choose our pets.  So by the time I was 12, we had 5 cats, 2 dogs, fish, a turtle, and 2 iguanas!
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Getting so close with all of our usual daycare dogs!  It is such a great feeling coming into work and seeing all of these smiling familiar faces and getting all of those sloppy kisses as soon as I get into the yards.
My pets: I love with my boyfriend now and I have my cat Wiska-Lifa there with me.  She is almost 4 years old and a beautiful Calico.  We have a Lab named Kora and just rescued a hound mix from the pound.  My boyfriend and his sister have their cats there as well and they all get along and play all day!




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Cristyn (Charlie)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 

Skills and Experience

Background: I am studying to become a vet tech but after I graduate I would like to get into rescue/animal cruelty investigation.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: Getting to hang out with customers' dogs and all of the foster dogs that visit from the rescues we work with.
My pets: I have 4 dogs, 2 rabbits, 2 hamsters, 4 birds, 13 turtles, and coy fish.  Yes, call me the crazy animal girl! :)



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Kayla (Trigger)

Position: Camp Counselor
Years with Camp Bow Wow: 

Skills and Experience

Background: I've grown up around animals my whole life, before I worked here I volunteered at a local animal shelter.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

Fun Facts

What I love most about my job: I love the fact that I'm always up and moving at work and hang around dogs all day.
My pets: None :( I hope to adopt a dog in the future.



 

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