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.
Linda & Chuck Owner Years Open: 10 See Full BioLinda & Chuck Years Open: 10 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.
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
Tracy Certified Dog Trainer See Full BioTracy Certified Dog Trainer
Tracy is a true professional and dedicated to helping your dog be the best companion and family member he or she can be. Among her many achievements, credentials and affiliations:
- Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (as of June 2016, Tracy is one of only seven trainers in Texas to hold this certification!)
- Camp Bow Wow Certified Dog Trainer (a 2 week, 100+ hour certificate course in Colorado)
- Association of Professional Dog Trainers; professional member
- Pet Professional Guild, advocates for force free training; professional member
Shelley General Manager & Camp Counselor Years with Camp Bow Wow: 7 See Full BioShelley Years with Camp Bow Wow: 7 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!
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!
“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”