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Delaware North Dog Day Care

Seize the Play® at Camp!

Is your pup stressed out from being left at home alone all day? Maybe bored enough to eat the couch, your favorite shoes or the dining room table? Camp Bow Wow Delaware - North Day Camp, a premier dog day care service, is a dog gone fun way to give your pup exercise, mental stimulation and socialization with both dogs and people. Your pup will ‘dig’ our climate-controlled indoor play yards, and they can also get some fresh air and have fun in our large outdoor play yards.

Care You Can Count On

A happy, healthy, and safe dog is our top priority at Camp Bow Wow. You can be confident knowing your dog will be well-cared for while they run, jump, and romp around in our play yards.

Some of the safety standards we adhere to include:

  • Certified Camp Counselors® who are extensively trained in dog behavior, pet CPR, and pet first aid
  • Assurance that all our Campers have passed the Camper Interview, are spayed or neutered, and are current on vaccinations. Learn about our Bordetella policy
  • Live webcams that allow you to check in on your pup on your computer or mobile device
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It’s no mystery that dogs love Day Camp at Camp Bow Wow Delaware - North – you can tell by the way they whine and bark with excitement at the mention of C-A-M-P and the way they pull their parents from the parking lot through the front door because they can’t wait to romp and play with their fur-iends. Parents love Camp Bow Wow too; they know while they are busy at work or away for the day, their furry kid is happier and healthier because of the many benefits of Camp:

  • Provides regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight
  • Relieves boredom, separation anxiety, and destructive behavior at home
  • Improves socialization with dogs and people
  • Increases overall happiness

Our Enrichment Model

Dogs need physical, mental and emotional stimulation in order to live a happy and healthy life. While your pup is at Camp, they’ll experience all-day play that emphasizes enrichment. Daily sensory stimulation during group play improves the physical and mental well-being of Campers by:

  • Stimulating natural instincts
  • Providing a mental workout in addition to physical exercise
  • Creating a well-rounded experience

We Do Not Require Reservations For Day Care At This Time


We’ll do everything we can to ensure your dog is happy and healthy at Camp and you can feel confident knowing your dog will be well-cared for while they play all day in our safe and secure environment.

Each Camper is required to:

  • Pass a socialization interview,
  • Be spayed or neutered if over 7 months old, and
  • Be current on rabies, distemper and bordetella vaccinations. If the bordetella vaccination has never been given or has expired a waiting period is needed so dogs can build immunity before coming to Camp. The waiting periods are:
    • one-week period after receiving the injectable or oral vaccination
    • 48-hours is required after receiving the intranasal vaccination
  • Strongly consider the Canine Influenza Vaccine. Canine Influenza is serious and can make dogs very ill. Please consult with your vet and/or visit the American Veterinary Medical Association CIV FAQ site.
  • Be on a monthly flea and tick medication. Since flea/tick collars cannot be removed quickly in case of emergency, they are not allowed to be worn at Camp. If you use a flea/tick collar it will be kept with your dog's leash while the dog is at Camp.
  • Come into camp wearing wear a Quick Release collar (pinch to open) and a name tag. We sell quick release collars and name tags at low prices for owner convenience.
  • Be owned at least 10 days by the person bringing them to Camp. We want the best for each dog. Dogs must feel loved and settled into their new homes. Transitions are very disruptive for dogs and we don’t want Camp to be overwhelming. We offer in-home pet care and dog walking to help you care for your new dog until they may come to Camp.
  • Not come to Camp if coughing. We do all we can to prevent coughs and all other transmittable canine situations. If your dog has a cough, please do not bring the dog to Camp for at least 14 days after the dog stops coughing. Dogs can shed viruses after the symptoms end and we want to do all we can to stop the spread. Thank you for your cooperation and please let us know if you think you dog could have been exposed at Camp. We do track illnesses so we can take appropriate steps.


  • We offer Day Camping all days except for 6 major holidays. Major holidays are: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. On these days we will be open 7:30-10:30 am and 3:30-6:15pm for boarder drop off and pick up only.
  • We typically operate weekend hours (7:30 am to 6:15 pm) on other holidays like President's Day, some dates near 7/4, Labor Day and others. We will have signs at Camp before these weekends and post updates.
  • Due to the number of overnight Campers near major holidays, we are no longer able to offer 1/2-day day care on:

    Good Friday - Easter Sunday
    July 2nd-5th
    The day before Thanksgiving through the following Sunday
    Christmas Eve through the day after Christmas
  • We will close one hour early (6:45pm) on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

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Camp Bow Wow Delaware North

301 Ruthar Drive
Newark, DE 19711

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(302) 738-2267

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All-Inclusive Pricing

Get more play in your stay at Camp! We offer premier care with no hidden fees. Whether your dog is here for the day or overnight, they'll play all day with furry friends and get lots of TLC from our Camp Counselors. With Camp Bow Wow, you get the best care at the best value because your pup's day of Camp includes:

  • All Day Play
  • Live Web Cams
  • Spacious Play Yards
  • Medicine Administration
  • Check In/Out Anytime During Camp Hours
  • Pet First Aid & CPR Certified Counselors
  • Lots of TLC!
  • Daily Sensory Stimulation
  • Day Camp Service Price

    Interview Day

    Free evaluation prior to first day or overnight stay. No Processing Fees or Application Fees. Complimentary full day of day camp!


    Full Day of Day Care


    Half Day of Day Care

    Up to 5 hours


    Agility & Fun

    Trainers work on two pieces of equipment and one trick of owners choice each weekday. 10 and 30 minute sessions for $10/minute.


    Individual Enrichment

    10-Minutes Individual sessions for Snuggles, Play or Meal Companionship

  • Packages Price

    10 Half Days

    Package good for 1 year from date of purchase.


    5 Full days of Daycare

    Package good for 1 year from date of purchase.


    10 Full days of Daycare

    Package good for 1 year from date of purchase.


    20 Full days of Daycare

    Package good for 1 year from date of purchase.

  • Grooming Options Price

    Bath/Towel-Dry & Nail Trim (less than 1/2 inch coats only): Dogs Up to 30 lbs


    Bath/Towel-Dry & Nail Trim (less than 1/2 inch coats only): Dogs 30lbs or more


    Bath/Brush/Blow-Dry & Nail Trim, Dogs Up to 15 lbs.


    Bath/Brush/Blow Dry & Nail Trim: Dogs 16-30 lbs


    Bath, Brush and Blow Dry & Nail Trim: Medium Dog: 30-45 lbs


    Bath, Brush and Blow Dry & Nail Trim: Large Dog: 45-80 lbs.


    Bath, Brush and Blow Dry & Nail Trim: X-Large Dog: 80 lbs or more


    Nail Trim

  • Individual Enrichment Price

    Sniff & Seek

    One-on-one time with a Camp Counselor to engage Camper’s curiosity and natural instincts

    $10/ 10 mins

    Play Pals

    One-on-one time with a Camp Counselor to play Camper’s favorite game (i.e. fetch or tug)

    $10/ 10 mins

    Snuggle Time

    One-on-one time with a Camp Counselor for extra belly rubs and head scratches

    $10/ 10 mins

    Package of 10 sessions (OK to mix and match Play, Snuggles & Sniff)

  • Play & Train Sessions Price

    One 30 min Session with Trainer

    One of our Trainers will be happy to spend time working with your pup while at Camp. Owners are to specify what to focus on during the session.


    Pack of Five 30 min Sessions

    One of our Trainers will be happy to work with your pup on behaviors you'd like to see improved. Owners are to specify what to focus on during the sessions. These can carry over to future stays.

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