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.
Mark and Connie Owner See Full BioMark and Connie Owner
Mark and Connie opened Camp Bow Wow in March, 2008. They spent 25+ years in the Corporate World; Mark on the Service side and Connie in Global Human Resources. After having spent so many years in Corporate America, they decided it was time to do something different with their lives; something they could be truly passionate about. Both being big animal lovers, particularly dogs, they decided to look at businesses in the animal industry. When they found Camp Bow Wow, they fell in love with the model and took the leap!
They love running and growing their business. They have truly found their passion! It is so rewarding to see all the happy pups romping through the doors of Camp each and every day. They love their team and their customers, both two-legged and four-legged alike!
They have two fur-babies of their own (pictured here); Roxy who is a sweet and gentle rescued 12 ½ year old Chocolate Lab and her little sister Madison who is an energetic and fun–loving Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixed with a Bichon).
When they are not in Camp, they enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, camping and taking their girls on long walks at the beach.
Amber Camp Director See Full BioAmber Camp Director
If you have trotted through our front door, chances are you have met Amber! Amber is the Camp Manager and spends her time taking care of both our 2-legged and 4-legged customers. Amber started with Camp Bow Wow in November of 2013 as a Camp Counselor and quickly moved her way in to a Supervisor position. Amber came to us with several years of experience as a certified vet tech and truly is passionate about the well-being of the fur babies in our care.
When Amber is not at Camp, she spends her time with her wonderful family – husband Cameron and 3 adorable children, Liam, Kenneth, and Heather Joy. As if Camp and a family weren’t enough to keep her busy, she also has 6 pets at home (yes 6!) – Watson & Penny, Basset Hounds; Thunder, Pomeranian; Nana, Beagle; Akasha, Cocker Spaniel/Chihuahua mix; Veda, Siamese cat! In her spare time (if she has any), she enjoys crafts and doing projects and drinking lots & lots of Starbucks!
Sabrina Camp Director See Full BioSabrina Camp Director
Sabrina has been part of the Camp Bow Wow team since the very beginning. Helping Mark & Connie open Camp in March 2008, she has held various positions at Camp from Marketing to Operations as well as Training. She comes to us with a business background in Finance but her true strengths are her customer service and leadership skills. Sabrina always puts the customer first and can be counted on to jump in wherever and whenever she is needed. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Camp as well as our Dog Training Program. She is a Certified Dog Trainer. She always has a smile on her face and a can-do attitude. She has two fur babies of her own - both rescue pups. Chuey is a beautiful, sweet Yellow Lab and Poncho is a high energy Black Lab/Great Dane mix. In her spare time (when she has any, we truly don't know!), she enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, husband Al and two beautiful daughters, Vanessa and Elisa.
Amanda Camp Counselor See Full BioAmanda Camp Counselor
Amanda, like all of our Camp Counselors, has a passion for animals! She has two pups of her own, a Husky mix named Buddy and a Goldendoodle named Winnie! Amanda is currently a full-time Student studying Behavioral Science. She loves to hike, bicycle, dance and paint in her spare time when she is not studying or working. Her favorite part about Camp is meeting the new pups and getting to know them; their likes, dislikes, their favorite spot to be scratched etc. She looks forward to learning the Camp life and making each Camper feel loved and welcomed!
Melany Camp Counselor See Full BioMelany Camp Counselor
Meet Melany. Melany moved to San Diego from Imperial Valley to achieve her career goals of working with animals. She is attending college to complete her education in Biology as well as working on her Assistant Vet Certificate. She would eventually like to get her Vet Technician license. Melany comes to us with a couple years customer service/retail experience. While she does not have any directly related dog experience, she has a love for the dogs and has adapted very quickly to learning all about them and caring for them. Melany has 3 fur babies of her own - Sammy, the Husky, Honey, the Husky and Gustavo the Golden Retriever. When not working at Camp, Melany enjoys painting, reading and meditating. What she enjoys most about working at Camp is "the Dogs of course" and watching over them and playing with them in the yards.
Natasha Camp Counselor See Full BioNatasha Camp Counselor
Meet Natasha, also known as Tasha. Tasha comes to us with a passion and love for all animals, working as a summer Camp Counselor previously at a known rescue. She strives for the upmost care for any animal and is eager to be here working with all of our four-legged friends! She has animals of her own that she loves and cares for including a Goldendoodle named Dakota, a Husky named Loki, a Leopard Gecko named Nova and lastly, a fancy Goldfish named Shark bait (get it?!). When she is not at Camp, Tasha enjoys watching Netflix, singing, shopping and playing video games. Her favorite part about working at Camp, is meeting all the pups and pet parents! Tasha has set a long-term goal to someday open her own grooming salon that extends her services to homeless pets!
Samantha Camp Counselor See Full BioSamantha Camp Counselor
Samantha came to us with some experience in the animal field and wanted to expand her passion! Samantha is not only a dog lover, but a general animal lover in all! She has 3 Geckos named Tiny, Blue and Oli, 1 Scorpion named Lucy and 2 Persian Cats named Colby and Kitzel. WOW! In her spare time, she loves to play her guitar and write songs as well as play video games and take care of her pets. Her favorite part about Camp Bow Wow is meeting all the different breeds and getting to know each individual pup! Her long-term goal is to become a certified dog trainer and behaviorist. She hopes to open her own business someday to help owners train their pups and their pups train their owners!
Christina Camp Scout / Social Media / Website / Events See Full BioChristina Camp Scout / Social Media / Website / Events
Skills and Experience
Background: Christina comes to us from a background revolved in the medical field. Before becoming a key member of our team, she worked at a nursing home for senior citizens as their care-taker and waitress. She has also volunteered at a rescue shelter along with becoming a certified Veterinary Assistant. Her life-long goal is to continue in the animal field by dedicating her life to helping save abused and neglected animals.
What I love most about my job: "Being able to connect with the dogs and get to know each pup’s own character. Watching them make their own group of friends and getting to snuggle with them of course!"
My pets: Christina is currently an owner of 3 fur babies! A Husky named Prince; a terrier mix, Bella; and a Chihuahua named Baby.
Lance Senior Camp Counselor See Full BioLance Senior Camp Counselor
Skills and Experience
Background: Lance comes to us with 4 years of expierence at a prior doggy day care and catches on to new things quickly. Like our whole team, he has the passion and love for animals! He also has worked in construction but knew he wanted to strive in the animal field. In his free time, Lance likes to skate and try new adventurous activites. His long-term goal is to graduate and become a Vet tech to work with all types of animals.
What I love most about my job: "My favorite part about working at Camp Bow Wow is all the energetic dogs that come in. Seeing them come in with so much energy and watching them go home pooped is priceless.
My pets: Lance is a fur dad to a German Shephard named Laddie.
Laura Senior Camp Counselor See Full BioLaura Senior Camp Counselor
Meet Laura! Laura comes to us with lots of customer service skills. She graduated from Grossmont College and knew her entire life she wanted to work with dogs. After high school she decided she would take her first steps into the animal field and started going to school for her Vet Assistant certificate. After completing school she found Camp! Laura has been an amazing addition and is very thrilled to be here getting to know the pups! She has 4 cats of her own and 2 pups that she enjoys coming home to! When Laura is not at Camp she loves to draw, mostly cartoons and she loves to paint. Her favorite part about Camp is getting to know the dogs and their personalities. She also enjoys learning more about dog behaviors. When she gets older she hopes to travel the world rescuing animals in need and help find their fur-ever homes!
Sydney Senior Camp Counselor See Full BioSydney Senior Camp Counselor
Skills and Experience
Background: Syd is a returning employee who we adore and our four-legged fur-iends adore as well. She loves all the Campers here at Camp Bow Wow and does her job well. She sadly left us back in 2016 when she moved out of state and we are all happy she has come back home. Syd worked at Camp Bow Wow for 2 years prior and worked at another doggy day care for 6 months. In her free time she loves teaching her pup, Parm, new tricks and enjoys taking both her pups to Fly ball!
What I love most about my job: Favorite part of being on the CBW team.
My pets: Sydney has two talented pups named Parmesan and Peppermint
“I love Camp Bow WOW!!!”