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 See Full BioHeidi 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 Groomer See Full BioKaryn 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!
Katherine Front Desk Staff See Full BioKatherine Front Desk Staff
Katherine, also known as Kat, has had dreams of working in the animal field since she was little. Born and raised in Rhode Island, she has worked on a farm taking care of chickens, ducks, and horses! With her father's passing, she became the primary owner of their dog, Toby. She wanted to give Toby the best life possible and that's when she found out about Camp Bow Wow! She enjoys working at CBW so much that even with a big move to New Jersey, she wanted to continue working with all the pups! She loves caring for them, seeing them happy, and getting to know all of their unique quirks! Outside of work she enjoys finding new things to do even if it's outside of her comfort zone, spending time with family, and playing video games.
Heather Groomer See Full BioHeather Groomer
Heather has always loved dogs and horses. She started volunteering at a grooming salon when she was 11 years old. She loved it so much that just after graduating high school, she opened up her own salon at 18 years old. Fifteen years later, she was married and decided to start a family so she sold her shop but continued to groom and work as a manager. She also worked as a vet assistant for a few years. She now lives 2 hours away from Camp Bow Wow but continues to travel and groom for us! This shows her dedication to her customers who love her!
Heather’s hobbies include caring for her pet rabbit, horseback riding with her 2 children, spending time with her husband and hiking with her very large dogs!
Robin Groomer See Full BioRobin Groomer
Robin is a graduate of the North Jersey School of Dog Grooming, class of '78. She also graduated with a degree in animal science from Camden County College, class of '87. She enjoys continuing education and keeping up with the latest styles and techniques.
Andi Groomer See Full BioAndi Groomer
Andi began working at Camp Bow Wow Grooming 5 years ago with over 20 years of experience working with dogs. Even as a child in school she always knew her passion and life would lead her into a career working with animals. Andi has spent her career working at boarding kennels, animal shelters, and in the veterinary field. She spent many years doing behavior modification at animal shelters and as a pet trainer. This has allowed her to work with many behaviorally challenged grooming clients to help the dogs become more comfortable with the grooming process. Also, with her knowledge in the veterinary field, Andi is able to help her clients pick out the best solutions such as special shampoos for skin problems that a dog might be experiencing. In the 10 years, she has been grooming she has formed such special bonds with all of her clients that she thinks of them all like family and their dogs as her own. She always strives to make the grooming experience the best possible for both the client and their pup. When your dog is with Andi they will be her sole focus to provide your dog with the quickest and most comfortable groom possible.
Michael Bather See Full BioMichael Bather
Michael worked in the Cattery and ICU at the Camden County Shelter from 2007-2008. He is a certified bather and has worked in the Grooming field since 2009. He continues his education to learn more about animal health and the importance of bathing dogs properly to maintain good health. Music is a hobby of Michael's. He is an avid drummer and has international touring and recording experience!
Kira Front Desk Staff See Full BioKira Front Desk Staff
Kira began working in the “back of the house” at Camp Bow Wow in April of 2019. She quickly excelled and took on client services responsibilities within a few months! She’s very dedicated and loves the job! She has several dogs at home. Her family is heavily involved in assisting animal rescue organizations by fostering and helping find forever homes for dogs and cats. She’s always dreamed of working with animals. She loves seeing dogs walk in the front door waiting to play. All of her dogs also love coming to Camp!
Fran Front Desk Staff - Grooming Salon/Bather See Full BioFran Front Desk Staff - Grooming Salon/Bather
Fran has been a dog bather for over 19 years. She started working at Camp Bow Wow in 2014. In addition to bathing dogs, she also handles client services at Camp Bow Wow’s Grooming Salon. She loves working with the clients and enjoys how great the dogs look and smell after their grooming session! Fran loves spending time with her dog, Hunny and her grandchildren.
“The patience, individual attention, and customer service of the Camp Bow Wow staff at Cherry Hill is truly terrific.”
“My dog is eager to attend, and he comes home tired and happy after hours of play.”
“Thanks for easing my sister's worries. It made a difference during our visit.”
“I know my dog is safe and well taken care of in a place she loves.”
“A caring place for your pets”