The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation Sees a Bright Future for 2017
Since 2000, Camp Bow Wow has been providing a fun, safe environment for dogs of all ages to learn, play and be loved. In 2007, the leadership team decided it was time to open their arms even wider, letting tons of needy furry friends in, through the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation.
The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is Camp Bow Wow’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the health and happiness of our furry loved ones. Creating the foundation afforded us the unique opportunity to offer second chances to sick and injured dogs in need, by providing urgent medical care funds. Whether a dog is homeless or his/her parents simply cannot afford the climbing cost of emergency veterinary care, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is there to lend a paw.
This past year showed promise for the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. In 2016 alone, we were able to raise over $150,000 to help dogs in need, allowing us to provide more than 60 deserving dogs across North America with a new “leash” on life! That said, we expect to see that momentum continue through 2017, and beyond! In fact, we’ve already seen an impressive outpouring of support from donors — most notably, young Hannah Okel of Waukesha, Wisconsin, who donated to the charity in lieu of receiving birthday gifts.
When interviewed, Erin Askeland, Training & Communication Manager for Camp Bow Wow and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, had inspiring words to share:
“Camp Bow Wow established the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation because our organization is committed to quality care for all animals, not just our own Campers. Giving back is at the core of the franchise’s mission. Our Foundation provides each franchisee the opportunity for direct involvement in charitable animal care, which appeals to the businessperson with benevolence on the brain.”
This year, we plan to push Camp Bow Wow and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation even further towards success, with several fundraising programs on both the national and local levels already in the works. We hope to inspire folks to continue to participate in charitable donations that help dogs like Diesel, Logan, Penny and Ace — past recipients of medical grants through the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation — have a fair shot at the second chance they deserve!