From the individualized care our canine-loving staff provides to playtime with other four-legged friends, your dog has never had this much fun! Our team understands the key elements to a happy pup and we find great joy in incorporating them into our daily activities. We believe every single one of our Campers deserves premier treatment, which is why you'll receive all of the great benefits of Camp at one upfront cost.
Jeff and Diana Owner Years Open: 12 See Full BioJeff and Diana Years Open: 12 Owner
Jeff & Diana discovered Camp Bow Wow in 2005 and realized they could combine their love for animals with their customer service experience to create their own doggy heaven! They officially opened the Burnsville location in September 2006 and have loved every minute of it. They especially like the fact that Camp Bow Wow gives back to animals through their Camp Bow Wow Buddies Foundation - which helps rescue pets and also invests in finding a cure for canine and feline cancers
Their passion for animals goes way beyond Camp Bow Wow life too. They are active in rescue and partner with New Leash Rescue and other local rescues to help their dogs get socialized and find homes. They also started Baja 34 Rescue Project back in 2015 when they stumbled upon some stray cats and dogs abandoned in Mexico. They have helped in rescuing 300 animals from the area since.
What do they think is the best thing about owning a Camp Bow Wow? “The staff! Along with our customers, we love having staff that cares for the dogs as much as we do.” They also note that they can’t imagine a better business than one where you get to scratch your customers behind the ears!
Dream travel destination: Mo'orea
Favorite places in Minnesota: Temperance River and Crosslake
Favorite hobbies: Shooting pool and volleyball
Favorite breed: Rottweilers
Their dogs: Pancho (Lab), Ellie Mae (Saint Bernard), Addie (Boxer mix), and Daisy (Rat Terrier mix) -Addie and Daisy were both found in Mexico!
Erik Camp Manager See Full BioErik Camp Manager
Interesting fact about me: Erik owns two miniature donkeys.
Favorite breed: Black Lab
Dream travel destination: Scotland
Favorite hobby: Writing and graphic design
My dogs: Ella (Australian Shepherd) and Daphne (Lab)
Alex Camp Counselor See Full BioAlex Camp Counselor
Dream travel destination: Ireland
Favorite breed: Rottweiler
Interesting fact: Alex is a wildlife ecology major!
Favorite place in Minnesota: Cannon Falls bike trail
Ali Camp Counselor See Full BioAli Camp Counselor
Interesting fact: Ali has been to China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia!
Favorite breed: Pemboke Welsh Corgi and Huskys
Dream travel destination: South Korea and Japan
Amy Camp Counselor See Full BioAmy Camp Counselor
Interesting fact about me: Amy loves working on cars! She owns a 1923 Model T and is currently working on a 1950 Dodge Coronet
Favorite breed: Great Dane
Best thing about working at Camp: Being able to see the regular Campers, they are like family.
Favorite hobby: Dressing up for the Renaissance Festival
My Dog: Chief (Husky)
Faith Camp Counselor See Full BioFaith Camp Counselor
Gracie Camp Counselor See Full BioGracie Camp Counselor
Jessica Camp Counselor See Full BioJessica Camp Counselor
Dream destination: Kenya
Favorite hobby: Writing and drawing
Favorite breed: Pitbull and Collie
Interesting fact: Jessica has worked with cheetahs, lions, tigers and bears
Kelsey Camp Counselor See Full BioKelsey Camp Counselor
Lizzie Camp Counselor See Full BioLizzie Camp Counselor
Favorite Breed: Australian Shepherd
Dream travel destination: Iceland
My favorite hobby is: Playing hockey
On my day off I... Hangout with friends!
My dog: Andie (Australian Shepherd
Stephanie Camp Counselor See Full BioStephanie Camp Counselor
Dream travel destination: Alaska
Favorite breeds: Mutts
Interesting fact: Stephanie owns 7 goldfish, an axolotl, a crested gecko, a blue-tonuged skink and a hedgehog
Scott Certified Dog Trainer See Full BioScott Certified Dog Trainer
Favorite hobbies: Working out; hiking, biking and running
Favorite breed: Bull Terrier
Dream travel destination: Australia
Dog: Roma - Chihuahua mix from Mexico! (not pictured)
Jamie Marketing Scout See Full BioJamie Marketing Scout
Jamie is our Marketing Scout and Front Desk Associate and has been working at Camp for over 5 years. Her favorite breeds include Yorkies, Pugs and Shih Tzus - basically anything small!
Jamie has a degree in strategic communication from the University of Minnesota and in her free time enjoys watching and coaching soccer, as well as traveling to somewhere new (and warm!). You can find her working Camp events or taking pictures of your pooches in the yards.
Fun fact: I went to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and studied history and soccer in England in college
Dream travel destination: Norway
My dog: Poppy (Biewer Terrier)
“Every time we go to drop him off, he practically jumps through the window when we turn the corner!”
“I love that all of the staff are attentive and know every animal by name!”
“Highly recommended, very happy grand dog.”
“Thanks for taking such good care of our member of the family.”
“Caesar always gets so excited when we arrive.”
“Convenient location, wonderful staff and reasonable prices.”
“I can't imagine another camp that I would rather entrust my "baby girls" to than there.”