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