Our History: What Makes Franchising With Us Different?

photo of Camp Bow Wow staff at opening of new location

The Beginning of Camp Bow Wow

The first Camp Bow Wow location was born out of Heidi Ganahl’s desire to provide pups with a day care experience different from the traditional kennel model. Since opening, the business has achieved just that and more, creating a place where pet parents can rest assured knowing their furry friend is in excellent hands. This excellence extends beyond our customers and benefits our top-notch network of franchise owners as well!

Expanding Camp

The demand for Camp Bow Wow’s services became apparent, and Heidi jumped at the opportunity to open a second location. In 2003, our franchising story began! Steadily, the number of Camp Bow Wow locations grew, with our 100th Camp opening in 2010. Since then, we have become the largest doggy day care and overnight boarding franchise across North America, with over 200 locations.

What This Means for Franchise Owners

When franchising with Camp Bow Wow, you can expect a recipe for success. As the largest pet care franchise, franchise owners reap the benefits of our proven business model that continuously produces results.

We have seen a 14% average annual revenue growth from 2017-2021*, and show no signs of slowing down. We attribute our success to our commitment to ensuring that pups are the priority! By staying up to date on the latest technologies, providing dogs with plenty of exercise, enrichment, and cuddles, as well as hiring the best Camp Counselors in the business, Camp Bow Wow is a franchise powerhouse.

Franchise With Us Today!

With a strong history, proven business model, and a demand for high-quality dog day care, grooming, boarding, and training services, it’s safe to say that if you turn another way to look for the best business to franchise with, you’re barking up the wrong tree!

Learn more about our franchise opportunity by visiting our website and filling out our contact form. We can’t wait to hear from you!

*Figure represents the average aggregate increase in annual gross revenue for all locations that were open and operating for any length of time during 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. The financial performance representation contained in Item 19 of our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document also includes: (1) annual unit-level gross revenue; and (2) select expenses for expense reporting franchises. Figures include franchisor-owned locations.