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Dartmouth Team

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.

  • Photo of John Years Open: 15
    John Owner Years Open: 15 See Full Bio
    Photo of John Years Open: 15
    John Years Open: 15 Owner

    John has had a passion for animals his entire life. Growing up with dogs and cats, a monkey, pet racoon, fish of all varieties, well you get the picture. His passion for animals is an integral part of his being. John has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science from Dalhousie University and an Executive Master's Degree in Business from Saint Mary's University. He is a Certified Canine Specialist, Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

    After 25 years as an executive in the corporate world he was able to realize his dream of combining his business acumen with his love of animals and affinity for fellow animal lovers by opening Camp Bow Wow.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Getting to meet and know so many wonderful pups and their unique individual personalities. We are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by them every day. We are grateful for the warm relationships we have with each other, pet parents and the many animal advocacy and rescue groups we work with and support. We smile and laugh many, many times a day, every day and appreciate the caring and positive environment Camp Bow Wow provides us.

    John's Pets: Jodi, Penelope (dogs), Eddie and Buster (cats)

  • Photo of Maureen Years With Camp Bow Wow: 15
    Maureen Camp Director Years With Camp Bow Wow: 15 See Full Bio
    Photo of Maureen Years With Camp Bow Wow: 15
    Maureen Years With Camp Bow Wow: 15 Camp Director

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Maureen has had a love of dogs since childhood. A long time regular at local dog parks, maker and retailer of dog treats and master dog kisser. Her familiarity with everything dog, understanding of canine behavior and natural affinity for them has made her much sought after by several dog related businesses. When asked at her interview to work at Camp if she could see herself in that role for some time her response was, "If I am hired this will be the last job I ever have". We certainly hope that is the case and after twelve years it is looking good!

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Maureen has a Teaching Degree and has worked in that field as well as in the financial and sales industries. She is a Certified Dog Trainer, is Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and trained in dog behavior and play yard management.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: The strong bonds formed with so many dogs, their parents and our Counselors.

    My pets: Jodi,Penelope, Eddie and Buster.

  • “Great place for your fur babies to socialize and make new friends!”

    - Cheryl

  • “Every day is a fun day at Camp Bow Wow”

    - Wendy Zehr Kendall

  • “Happy Dog!”

    - SA

  • “Camp Bow Wow going above and beyond”

    - Maureen Murphy

  • “Love is a four-legged word :)”

    - Theresa MacLeod / Krista MacLeod

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