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.
Debra & Ron Owner See Full BioDebra & Ron Owner
Having been clients of Camp Bow Wow Clarkston for 5 years, Deb and Ron loved Camp so much, they just had to become a bigger part of it! Deb and Ron are happily married and are the proud owners of two Standard Poodles, Jack and Emma. On their first behind-the-scenes look of Camp, the two were very impressed at the cleanliness, size, and amount of compassion the employees had for each and every Camper! They still continue to be amazed today as they sniff further into their new Camp lifestyle. They just have to say, it's been Dog-gone Great! You'll find Ron practicing his handyman skills all around Camp, and spy Deb at some of our fun events! If you stop by the Ranger Station, you also may just find both of them playing with their fur-babies!
Maureen Assistant Manager / Front Desk Years with Camp Bow Wow: 4 See Full BioMaureen Years with Camp Bow Wow: 4 Assistant Manager / Front Desk
What I love most about my job: I love that I am able to come to work every day and be surrounded by a group of dogs that feel like my own. From small puppies that I have seen grow up from the small dog yard into the big dog yard to the everyday dogs who always greet me with a tail wag and a wet kiss. When I'm not at work I wonder how "my" dogs are doing. They feel like part of my family.
My pets: Last summer I went in search of a dog, never thinking I would want TWO! I found my dynamic duo at a rescue not too far from my house. Bruce had Demodex very young and Levi took a liking to him, They've been inseparable ever since they shared their first dog bed. Bruce is a one-year-old Blue Pit Bull with a never ending love for fetch and a sweet disposition. He is never afraid to show you that 60 pounds
isNOT too big to be a lap dog. Levi is a one-year-old Min Pin mix who protects his brother and makes the rules at home. They both enjoy countless hours of laying in the sun, watching out the window and cuddling up with a good blanket.
What my pet would say about me: They would probably say that I don't share enough bed at night or that I need to take them to Camp more often!
Favorite Dog Breed: My favorite would be a mixed breed dog. I have always had mutts growing up and I love them because their personalities are not defined to usual breed standards. They are an eclectic mix and each one is unique.
Hobbies: I love to bake and craft.
If I were a dog breed, I would be: If I were a dog I would be a Golden Retriever because they are very kind and loyal dogs.
Jason Camp Counselor / Back Lead Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3 See Full BioJason Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3 Camp Counselor / Back Lead
What I love most about my job: I love the bosses, dogs, coworkers and the active busy work - basically, everything!
My pets: I have a 14-year-old Pit mix that is still doing great. He can run and play and only has normal older dog symptoms.
What my pet would say about me: I am an experienced, loving and hard-working dog bro and he loves me very much.
Favorite Dog Breed: I love Boxers. The energy and hyper activity level really caught me when I first started. They are just so bro.
Hobbies: I love to run, exercise and go out with my friends and coworkers. I also love to travel!
If I were a dog breed, I would be: I would totally be a Boxer because I am hyperactive and crazy, too!
Amy Camp Counselor and Front Desk Years with Camp Bow Wow: 1.5 years See Full BioAmy Years with Camp Bow Wow: 1.5 years Camp Counselor and Front Desk
What I love most about my job: I don't have a dog at home so I love that I get to interact with dogs at work all day. And all of the people I work with are awesome, it's like family here!
My pets: I have a cat named Josie and a cat name Lieutenant Dan. I lost my beloved Golden Retriever Abby about two-and-a-half years ago are having her by my side for almost 13 great years.
What my pet would say about me: I think that Abby would've said that I was a good and loving dog mom. She also would've added that I should watch some TV shows other than The Office for one!
Favorite Dog Breed: I love the temperament of Golden Retrievers. And a bonus is they're so stinkin' adorable!
Hobbies: My favorite thing to do outside of Camp is snowboarding. For the past seven years, I've taught lessons as an instructor at Pine Knob in the winter. In the summer, I love trips to the UP and being out on the lake.
If I were a dog breed, I would be: I would probably be an Alaskan Malamute, I love the snow and being outdoors!
Jess Camp Counselor and Front Desk Years with Camp Bow Wow: 1.5 years See Full BioJess Years with Camp Bow Wow: 1.5 years Camp Counselor and Front Desk
What I love most about my job: I love meeting all of the dogs and getting to know their personalities. Working at Camp is the best job I've ever had. Getting to spend time with dogs and my coworkers all day hardly feels like work, I can't imagine myself happier doing anything else!
My pets: I have two cats - Zoe, who is six years old, and Tiger, who is 17 years old.
What my pet would say about me: My cats would say that I am a good at cuddling and the lady with the food!
Favorite Dog Breed: Golden Retriever because they have very big personalities. They're also people-oriented, goofy and sweet.
Hobbies: Outside of Camp, I like to hang out with my friends and family either watching something on Netflix or doing anything outdoors.
If I were a dog breed, I would be: I would probably be the Taco Bell Chihuahua because I like Mexican food so much!
Carrie Camp Counselor Years with Camp Bow Wow: 6 See Full BioCarrie Years with Camp Bow Wow: 6 Camp Counselor
What I love most about my job: I love getting to know all types of breeds!
My pets: I have four dogs - Max, Marley, Buddy, and Lu. Max is my oldest at 15 and my youngest are Marley and Buddy at two-and-a-half-years-old.
Favorite Dog Breed: Golden Retriever because they are family-friendly and very obedient when trained.
Hobbies: I love working in Graphic Design.
If I were a dog breed, I would be/; a Chihuahua so I could go anywhere with my owner!
Marcie Camp Counselor Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8 See Full BioMarcie Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8 Camp Counselor
What I love most about my job: Hands down, playtime is my favorite part!
My pets: I have a three-year-old Papillon
What my pet would say about me:"I must be with you at all times"!
Favorite Dog Breed: I would have to say Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, they are such gentle souls.
Hobbies: I enjoy birding.
If I were a dog breed, I would
be:a Jack Russell Terrier, small but feisty!
Misty Camp Manager Years with Camp Bow Wow: 7 See Full BioMisty Years with Camp Bow Wow: 7 Camp Manager
Skills and Experience
Background: My passion is rescuing and one day I would like to own my own rescue.
What I love most about my job: I love each dog at Camp as if they were my own!
My pets: Colt, a three-legged 12-year-old Brittany; Dixie, a three-year-old silly Labrador mix, and Ashoka, a one-and-a-half-year-old Shepherd/Husky mix. She is my little trouble maker! She loves to romp in the play yards with her sister and her best friends Gabi and Murphy.
What my pet would say about me: I spoil them rotten but I'm also the rule enforcer at home!
Favorite Dog Breed: Irish Wolfhound because they are big, gentle and loyal.
Hobbies: Dock diving with Dixie. She won National Novice Dock Diving in October 2016 with a jump of 12'11". I also love to read!
If I were a dog breed, I would be: I would probably be a
muttbecause they are silly, full of energy, easygoing and big-hearted.
Elle Camp Scout / Social Media / Website / Events Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2 See Full BioElle Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2 Camp Scout / Social Media / Website / Events
What I love most about my job: All of the dogs here are my family. I miss them when I don't see them in awhile, get excited when they come to play and I cry if they pass away. They make my day brighter. I was a Camp Bow Wow customer even before I started
lifehere as a Camp Counselor. Even being behind the scenes, I am proud to say this place is so clean and friendly. I trust everyone here at Camp to spoil my doggies if I'm away on howliday!
My pets: I am blessed with four! Scooter, a 16-year-old Bichon with dementia and diapers; Isabelle Marie Claire, a five-year-old Blue Merle Teacup Chihuahua weighing in at four pounds; Gretel, my sweet six-year-old Blue Tick I adopted from our very own Camp Bow Wow; and Moose, a three-year-old 140 pound Saint Bernard who is a very big baby. And yes, he and the Chihuahua are best fur-
What my pet would say about me: They would say I hate when she tells us it's tooth brushing time!
Favorite Dog Breed: Any type of extra large breed. I love those gentle giants plus I've always wanted a pony!
Hobbies: I love my yellow Jeep! You'll notice me in the parking lot with the black grille on the front. I love to take it off-roading. I also volunteer my time at a veterinarian clinic in Ortonville.
If I were a dog breed, I would be A Golden Retriever! I'm very energetic with a friendly personality. I can be very hardworking and dedicated, all while having a great time!
“Great staff, professional, friendly and welcoming. Immaculate environment and expert care for your Camper.”
“I love how comfortable the staff made us feel leaving our Duke there for the first time!! Everyone is so friendly, I know he's in great care when at Camp Bow Wow!! Duke is always excited now before we even get into the parking lot!! I also LOVE the pet cameras!! They really are addicting to watch, but it's so fun seeing him running around and having fun!! We love Camp Bow Wow & can't wait to come back!”
“A very kind and caring staff! I always feel secure knowing that the staff truly love my dog and that they will make sure he is happy and comfortable during his stay. They are the best!”
“I absolutely love this place. They take incredible care of my dog. They make her welcome and I feel comfortable knowing she is well taken care of. Recommend to anyone who has a dog.”
“Staff is always very friendly and knows my dog, facilities are always clean, the webcams allow us to check our dog's activity, and hours cover my work day. Most importantly, my dog LOVES going to Camp! When she hears us on the phone making reservations for play, or hears us say "Camp", she grabs her leash with such excitement she moves furniture in her path as she heads for the door!”
“Super friendly team of staff! Very kind, caring, accommodating, flexible. They loved my dog and treated her like their own. I will be back!”
“The staff is always helpful and kind. I know when I leave my dogs at Camp Bow Wow they will be taken care of, have a great time and come home worn out from playing all day. I love the Camper Cams so I can check in on them!”
“Camp Bow Wow is fabulous...they are passionate about their work, always happy to see our pup, and take great care of her...be it for day Camp or overnight. We love Camp Bow Wow!”
“We know our dogs are in trusted hands at Camp Bow Wow. They always have fun playing with their "friends" and we love being able to check in on them throughout the day”