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About Franchising with Camp Bow Wow

A Dog Care Franchise That’s Revolutionizing the Industry

Camp Bow Wow has had a big impact on the pet care industry – in fact, we've disrupted it by creating a day care that dogs would design for themselves. Dogs visit Camp Bow Wow more than 4 million times a year, and our company has upended the traditional canine kennel model by creating a unique experience for dogs and thoughtfully growing with dog-loving entrepreneurs who want to grow with us. We’re an overnight and day care concept that dogs — and their owners — truly love.

Our Company Values:

  • Passion - We are fueled by our love for dogs.
  • Service - We exist to serve others.
  • Innovation - We embrace change and cultivate inspiration.
  • Integrity - We communicate through our actions.
  • Trust - We can always be counted on.
We are a boarding and grooming franchise with over 200 units in the U.S. and Canada and with more than $160** million in revenue in 2021. See Available Locations

Here are some statistics of what we've been able to accomplish as the leader of the pack:

  • Industry's First: Founded in 2000 and began franchising in 2003
  • Ranked in Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for 14 consecutive years
  • Industry's largest Pet Care Franchise with over 200 Camps!
  • Experienced 14%* average annual revenue growth from 2017-2021, which is seven times the growth rate of the economy (2%) and twice the rate of the boarding and grooming industry (7%)
Dogs need four things to thrive:
socialization, exercise, stimulation, and a little TLC!
Our passion and curiosity about what’s best for dogs and
their humans drives us to keep pushing and innovating.

Dogs don’t want to be locked away in cages, only being let out for brief bathroom breaks or listless pacing in a lonely dog run. That’s yesterday’s kennel. The hallmarks of Camp Bow Wow’s innovative practices keep customers coming to us again and again. We remain the leader because we understand, in our bones, why each of those innovations are important. We love dogs! We are always looking for ways to make dogs’ lives better, and to help pet parents keep their loved ones cared for and happy.

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Creating"Pull Demand"

Pull demand is a term marketers use to define when customer acceptance of a product or service is so high, customers storm the gates – this is something you may see Apple customers do. We have our own version of pull demand. Camp Bow Wow can anecdotally measure a Camp’s success by something we call the “pull factor.” If a dog is pulling hard on his leash to get into the Camp, we know we’re doing a good job. Many of our regular customers bring their dogs to day care several days a week. For the dog, walking into Camp Bow Wow is like walking into a favorite bar. They sidle right up to their friends and start enjoying each other’s company immediately. Our overnight boarders trickle in throughout the day. They’ll be spending the night with us, tuckered out after playing with the other Camp dogs. When the day care dogs go home at night, the boarders settle into their comfy Cabins with fleeces and cots in a climate-controlled environment with soothing, piped-in music. They even get Campfire Treats™ before lights-out.

Bow Wow Accolades

  • Franchise 500 Entrepreneur 10+ Club 2023
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2023
  • Franchise Times Top 500 Award
  • Franchise Innovation Award 2022
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2022
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2021
  • Franchise Innovation Award 2021
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category 2016
  • AHA In House Excellence 2021
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2020
  • Franchise Innovation Award Winner 2020
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category 2019
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Best of the Best 2019
  • Franchise Innovation Award Winner 2019
  • Best In Biz Awards Winner 2019
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Best of the Best 2018
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category 2018
  • Stevie's Gold Winner 2018: Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Best of the Best 2017
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category 2017
  • Franchise 500 Entrepreneur 10+ Club 2023
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We are backed by an industry giant!

In 2014, Camp Bow Wow was acquired by VCA, the largest veterinary animal hospital network in North America. VCA’s leadership saw an opportunity to take the brand to the next level and provide a springboard for Camp Bow Wow and our franchise owners. We now have access to a brain trust consisting of a network of over 1000 animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. This relationship has deepened our knowledge and raised the bar even higher on the standard of canine care.

Like many dogs, we go nuts when the phones ring! Call (870) 600-2713 to learn more about us!

  • Unleash Your Passion

    “I feel so good about the level of care we provide people. They aren’t having to take their dogs and lock them up all the time in a kennel or drop them at a daycare ...”

    Jordan Murray
    Camp Bow Wow Franchisee Jordan Murray
  • Unleash Your Passion

    “I feel like they keep getting smarter and smarter with what they’re doing. They’re always looking at what the next new thing is and what can we do to improve our ...”

    Drew Detlefs
    Camp Bow Wow Drew Detlefs
  • Unleash Your Passion

    “It’s a career I can get behind and an industry that shows strength, even in difficult economic times. I believe in the services we offer and how we help families ...”

    Brook Brown
    Brook Brown
  • Unleash Your Passion

    “Once we found Camp Bow Wow, we knew it was “The One”. The level of support from the franchisor, the business model, the whole neighborhood of franchisees all ...”

    Beth & Greg Peterson
    Beth Peterson
  • Unleash Your Passion

    “My favorite parts of Camp Bow Wow are the people and the dogs. It is hard to say which comes first. The dogs are great. Camp is their ‘happy place’ and being with so ...”

    Laurie Williams
    Laurie Williams
  • Unleash Your Passion

    “At the end of the day it is good to do something you love but it is still a business. I love that I come to work and I have the freedom of being my own boss and also ...”

    Tony & Gina Paradiso (Father/Daughter Team)
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  • Unleash Your Passion

    “We made the best choice we could have ever made in our initial decision to join the Camp Bow Wow franchise system. Our experience has been humbling and almost too ...”

    Frank & Tamara Wetegrove
    Camp Bow Wow Franchisees Frank & Tamara Wetegrove
  • Unleash Your Passion

    “Having been a CEO in corporate healthcare for many years, I needed a change. Camp Bow Wow offered me the peace of mind of owning my own destiny with very real ...”

    José Morillo
    Camp Bow Wow Franchisee José Morillo
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