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.
Heidi Owner Camp Opened: November 2009 See Full BioHeidi Camp Opened: November 2009 Owner
Background: My first job was working in the Safari at Great Adventure. I loved it so much that I decided I wanted to work with animals all my life. After achieving my Bachelors Degree in Biology, I began working in the Veterinary Sciences field in the Pharmaceutical Industry, where I started as a Veterinary Technician and eventually moved up into a Manager position. After 35 years in the corporate environment I was ready for a change. That's when I found Camp Bow Wow! I loved the concept and so did my dog! Camp Bow Wow gave me the opportunity to work for myself and continue to work with animals all day.
Outdoor activities consume my spare time. I love spending time with my son and friends. I love camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, stand up paddling, riding my quad and skiing.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: I am a Certified Manager of Animal Resources, a Certified Laboratory Animal Technologist and certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. I've also had Kaizen and Six Sigma training which helps me to keep improving business processes.
What I love most about my job: I love the fact that I can come to work in the morning and be greeted by lots of happy, healthy dogs that are excited to be at Camp! Listening to a clients' story or looking at a picture of their pooped pup just makes my day!
My Pets: You might think I'm crazy but I love reptiles! I miss my dear Great Dane, Carleigh, who has passed over the rainbow bridge, but I have several snakes and turtles to keep me busy! Most of my reptiles were rescued. Helping animals when they're injured or given up because they can't be cared for properly is where I step in because of the education and experience I have in animal husbandry. I do hope to release some of them back into the wild when they're ready. Otherwise they will live with me and I will give them the best life possible!
Karyn Grooming Manager / Groomer See Full BioKaryn Grooming Manager / Groomer
Karyn came to Camp Bow Wow with 14 years of grooming experience. She has mastered her skill in hand scissoring as well as standard breed cuts. She has trained several groomers over the course of her career as well as run busy grooming salons. She spent most of her career as a Salon Leader at PetSmart. She has decided to further her career in our more intimate setting, providing better one on one care for her pampered pooches. Her attention to detail shows in her finished grooms. She attends grooming shows and seminars regularly. Compassion and patience for the pets are her #1 priority as she strives to make her pets feel pampered on their spa day! Her favorite part of grooming is transforming pets into beautiful, clean pooches. Listening to the needs of pet parents is her #1 goal so their pup can return to them looking the way they like! Karyn strives for the utmost customer satisfaction!
“I know my dog is safe and well taken care of in a place she loves.”
“Thanks for easing my sister's worries. It made a difference during our visit.”
“My dog is eager to attend, and he comes home tired and happy after hours of play.”
“The patience, individual attention, and customer service of the Camp Bow Wow staff at Cherry Hill is truly terrific.”