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Coppell Team

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.

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    Laura Bartoli Lead Dog Trainer See Full Bio
    Photo of Laura Bartoli
    Laura Bartoli Lead Dog Trainer

    Laura Bartoli has been working in the pet industry since 1998. Originally from the Chicago area, Laura began her career working as a horse-back riding instructor and trainer.

    Laura graduated from Truman State University with a degree in Health Sciences and Biology and a minor in Animal Sciences. She completed a 3yr program with a dog training school in Chicago where she learned a rewards-based approach aligned with the AKC (American Kennel Club) and APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers).

    After 8 yrs with a local veterinary clinic as a receptionist, kennel manager and dog trainer, Laura desired to centralize her career in dog training.

    Laura offers group training options at our Coppell location and can be reached for other options as desired. She currently resides in Lavon, Texas with her husband, 7 dogs, 5 cats and 3 horses.

  • Photo of Shelley Years with Camp Bow Wow: 12
    Shelley General Manager & Camp Counselor Years with Camp Bow Wow: 12 See Full Bio
    Photo of Shelley Years with Camp Bow Wow: 12
    Shelley Years with Camp Bow Wow: 12 General Manager & Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Shelley represents the rising generation of Camp Bow Wow Coppell. She is smart, wise for her years and totally committed to maintaining the safest, smoothest running camp possible. Not only that, she truly loves being at camp. She loves your dogs like they were her own. That's camper Wyatt in the photo with her.
    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid & CPR, trained in dog behavior and play yard management, and being weirdly good at remembering every dog's name!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love getting to work with my best friends and doing what I love!
    My pets: Babe the Heeler mix, Sula the one who always has a lion haircut, Lainey the rottie/lab mix, and Max the foster that never left!

  • Photo of Linda & Chuck Years Open: 15
    Linda & Chuck Owner Years Open: 15 See Full Bio
    Photo of Linda & Chuck Years Open: 15
    Linda & Chuck Years Open: 15 Owner

    We began researching Camp Bow Wow after seeing it featured on AOL as one of the top franchises for the year 2005. For life-long dog lovers it was a natural. A quick phone call led to a trip to Bow Wow Houndquarters in Colorado and we purchased our territory in November 2005. After 2 years of searching for the right location, we found it in Coppell, TX, a Dallas suburb and our adopted home town. We opened for business in October 2007 with 50 cabins and 2 luxury suites. Since then we have added a Certifed Dog Trainer, a full-service in-house groomer and, in 2013, expanded into the adjacent space with 20 more cabins and two new luxury suites.

    We met at Trinity University in San Antonio in January of 1982 and were married in March 1984. After 6 years in California, we moved to the Dallas area in 1990. Linda is a CPA and worked in public accounting, manufacturing, real estate development and the entertainment business before opening Camp Bow Wow. Chuck was commissioned into the US Army for 4 years after college and then spent over 28 years in sales in the paper and packaging business. We both grew up with dogs in our respective families and caring for them was simply a way of life. Being able to care for other people's dogs has become a passion. Providing a fun and safe place in which our customers have confidence and where their dogs enjoy being is truly a blessing.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job:

    Linda - Being a part of the community I live in and sharing in the lives of my customers, their dogs and my staff.

    Chuck - I get a kick out of watching how quickly the campers learn the routine, where they need to go, after just a short time at camp. I also like seeing the reunions between campers and their families at pick-up time; doesn't matter if it's been a few hours or a week -- unbounded joy.

    Our dogs: All dogs are our dogs

  • “The most amazing place with the most amazing people EVER!!!!”

    - Lesley Burton

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