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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.

  • Photo of Bob and Ann Years Open: 8
    Bob and Ann Owner Years Open: 8 See Full Bio
    Photo of Bob and Ann Years Open: 8
    Bob and Ann Years Open: 8 Owner

    "In 2002, we adopted a puppy named Buster from Happy Tails Animal Rescue," Ann says. "We quickly found, Buster has only two speeds: fast and off. We could walk him until our legs fell off, but it did not begin to make a dent in Buster's energy.

    We began taking Buster to local dog parks and found that these trips were our favorite part of the day. Letting Buster run and play at the park not only got him the exercise he needed, it was a nice social outlet for us as well and we found other dog lovers to be among the finest people we've ever met.

    When we found the Camp Bow Wow franchise, we found our new home. We left our corporate lives, opened our first camp in Troy in 2004, our second camp in Commerce in 2008, and we've been happy campers ever since. The business allows us to provide an alternative to the traditional kennel, letting dogs enjoy mental and physical exercise all day. Having two open camps now is the fulfillment of a dream...but, we can't wait to open our third!"

    Ann and Bob own three rescue dogs. Buster, their first (and their inspiration behind getting into Camp Bow Wow!) is a thirteen-year-old Laberjackle (Lab, Jack Russell, Beagle mix). Their second, Ellie, is a twelve-year-old Aussie/cocker spaniel mix. Their newest addition, Link, is a three-year-old mini long haired dapple Dachschund who was recently rescued from a hoarding situation.

    Ann and Bob regularly work with several local rescues to place shelter dogs in their forever homes. "I want to make the world a better place for dogs and their people," Ann says.

    "There are many rewarding aspects of the job," Bob says. "Hiring and developing young people is very rewarding. If I can prepare young people to move on with a better set of skills than they had before they came on board, I feel I have done my job."

  • “Great staff, professional, friendly and welcoming. Immaculate environment and expert care for your Camper.”

    - Joanne C.

  • “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!”

    - Kelly R.

  • “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!”

    - Su-Kim C.

  • “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.”

    - Kimberly S.

  • “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!”

    - Terri S.

  • “Super friendly team of staff! Very kind, caring, accommodating, flexible. They loved my dog and treated her like their own. I will be back!”

    - Holly H.

  • “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!”

    - Hayley L.

  • “Camp Bow Wow is fabulous...they are passionate about their work, always happy to see our pup, and take great care of it for day Camp or overnight. We love Camp Bow Wow!”

    - Angelica M.

  • “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”

    - Nicole J.

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