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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 daycare that dogs would design for themselves. Dogs visit Camp Bow Wow more than 4 million times a year, and our swiftly growing company has upended the traditional canine kennel model by creating a unique experience for dogs. We’re an overnight and day care concept that dogs — and their owners — truly love.

We are a boarding and grooming franchise with over 160 units in the U.S. and Canada and with more than $100 million in revenue in 2018. 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 #1 in the Pet Services category by Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for the past four years
  • Industry's largest Pet Care Franchise with over 160 Camps!
  • Year-over-year revenue growth is at 12%, which is six times the growth rate of the national economy (2%) and nearly 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 — like live-streaming webcams, a formula for staff-to-dog ratios, playing with other dogs all day, and constant supervision when dogs are at play — are becoming more and more commonplace. The copycats are welcome. After all, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. We remain the disruptor in the pet care industry 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.

  • Tour a Location

    At Camp Bow Wow, we believe that we exist to support franchise owners, franchise owners exist to support dog owners, and that dogs exist to make life awesome! Dogs move freely throughout our “Houndquarters” in Denver, with pet gates for each office door so our fur friends can join us for the workday.

  • Unleash Your Passion

    “It’s a fun business, it’s all about the dogs! Obviously, there is a business component to it but it’s really marrying that strong ROI investment component with something we’re just really passionate about”

    – Becky & Tim Simcoe, Franchise Owners
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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.

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We are backed by an industry giant!

In 2014, Camp Bow Wow’s 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 800 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!

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