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Henderson 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.

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    Anita Owner See Full Bio
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    Anita Owner

    Feeling peace of mind as a pet parent at Camp Bow Wow, Anita Sahoo decided to jump over the fence to franchise owner. With a pack of visionary Camp Counselors and the inspiration of her two pups, Tikka and Mirchi, Camp Bow Wow Henderson opened March 2014. Anita is fascinated by the human-canine relationship. “My pups are my kids!” exclaims Anita. Once fearful of pups, she learned that a nurtured, exercised, and socialized pup is an unconditionally loving, loyal, and dedicated family member. Camp Bow Wow helps make this happen. "Treating pups like our own children, not only enhances and enriches their lives, but also our own lives. Every day, I realize I am fortunate to be a part of so many pups’ and parents’ lives. I see every pup at Camp Bow Wow Henderson like my own, I look forward to getting to know you and your pup, and give you peace of mind when you can’t be with your pup."

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    Brianna Assistant Manager See Full Bio
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    Brianna Assistant Manager

    When did you start working at Camp?

    August 2019

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I've always had a passion for dogs and a love of connecting with people. Camp Bow Wow seemed liked an awesome place where I could do both!

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    I am Pet CPR and First Aid certified. I've also had many hours of training with our computer system to easily schedule all of your pups needs!

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    My favorite part of my job is seeing how happy dogs are when they walk through the doors, and walking a tired pup out after a day of fun.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    I've learned a lot about how dogs interact with each other. Being in a play environment is very different than being around their usual setting at home.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    Cherish every moment you have with your dog and give them the same unconditional love they give you.

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have a 5-year-old golden retriever named Hunter. He loves to swim, play ball, and chase his tail. We are always greeted by a smiling Hunter carrying a shoe or a sock around when we come home.

    What do you do in your free time?

    In my free time, I enjoy watching true-crime TV shows, doing freelance wedding makeup, and volunteering at my church.

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    Jenn Assistant Manager / Front Desk See Full Bio
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    Jenn Assistant Manager / Front Desk

    When did you start working at Camp?

    June 2016

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    Love working with pups and customer service. So it’s a win-win!!

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    Had volunteered at rescues before moving here.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Seeing all the pups have so much fun and talking with the parents and making them feel comfortable leaving their babies in our care.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    Each and every pup has such a different personality and is just so loving and happy all the time!!!

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    That sometimes it takes time for the pups to warm up so just be patient and it will happen.

    Do you have pets at home?

    Yes. Tazz, 5-year dachshund/Manchester terrier. He is a crazy playful pup who loves playing ball and with his human brother!

    What do you do in your free time?

    Free time? I have a 3-year old that’s my free time lol.

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    Jennifer (JRod) Back of House, Assistant Manager See Full Bio
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    Jennifer (JRod) Back of House, Assistant Manager

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Born and raised in Los Angeles, lived in San Diego for 6 years (I love San Diego way more than LA because the beaches are way better, in my opinion). I love making others laugh and I'm definitely outgoing. This is my first job working with dogs and I'm beyond grateful that I've gotten the opportunity to do so! I'm also shooting for a major in Business.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior, and play yard management.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Seeing dogs who come from a bad past, build up their character in the play yard is by far my favorite. An interview dog who's been abused or neglected, with their tail tucked under or hiding in a corner the whole time just breaks my heart. But when they become regulars, you soon start to see that tail up and wagging, and that corner of comfort is now replaced with romping around the yard with some furriends! :) I also love getting to know the pups' parents and be able to satisfy their needs with any questions or concerns they may have. Creating a bond with the parents, dogs, and work-family is important to me!

    My pets: I started out with one dog.. took in another dog from a friend, and another dog showed up at my doorstep one night so now I'm a dog-mom of 3: Nemo (4 y/o Manchester Terrier Mix), Nahla (1 y/o Chihuahua), and Joy (7-month-old Staffie). I love them all so so much! I think I'm on pause right now for more dogs though, but I know there will be more...

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    Ali Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Ali Camp Counselor

    When did you start working at Camp?

    April-May 2018

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    To gain more experience working with animals, and because I get along with dogs better than people.

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    Helping Trainer Anthony with commands for dogs who are training. Especially if they are walking past and need a command to be petted.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Seeing puppies grow up from small yard to big yard

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    How to handle, apply first aid, and understand dog behavior.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    Socialize dogs when they're younger and have the patience for when they misbehave.

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have a Yellow lab named Nelle, she's 11 years old and is very spoiled. She can tell time, which means she knows when you're late to feed her.

    What do you do in your free time?

    I lift heavy things and then I put them down. That's the basis of powerlifting in case you're wondering!

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    Chris Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Chris Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Chris is a husband and father of two. Chris has worked a wide range of jobs in law enforcement and education. He was once a dog trainer. He loves to walk and exercise. He volunteers on the cleaning team at his church. After suffering a debilitating stroke, he was initially paralyzed on the whole right side of his body and lost all speech functioning. After much therapy and prayer, he learned to walk again. He is continuing to learn new words, improving his speech.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: He loves working at Camp Bow Wow. He is happy to go to work every day and grateful to work with such a compassionate team.

    Chris helps keep Camp Bow Wow Henderson looking fabulous! He will greet you with a warm smile and a genuine "how are you?".

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    Emma S. Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Emma S. Camp Counselor

    When did you start working at Camp?

    July 2020

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow so that I could get some experience working with dogs before I go to college to be a veterinarian.

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    I have fostered many dogs and cats throughout the past few years, and also pet sit for friends and family, as well as walk dogs in my free time.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    I love being able to create special bonds with each dog and see their personalities come out when they become comfortable.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    I have learned that dogs deeply care about people and love in the most unconditional way. They truly are special.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    You are your dog’s whole life, never forget to treasure a special moment with them!!

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have 2 pets at home: Maxwell- he is a 3 year old rescue (we don’t know his breed) but we know he has some poodle in him. His
    favorite pastimes are destroying his toys and laying in the sun. Callie- she is a 6 year old Calico cat, and super sweet. She loves snuggles and even gives kisses. She also LOVES catnip.

    What do you do in your free time?

    In my free time, I like listening to music. My favorite songs come from Harry Styles and the 1980’s. I also like to watch movies. I love Marvel and Disney. My favorite food in the entire world is cheeseburgers.

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    Jakai Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Jakai Camp Counselor

    When did you start working at Camp?

    July 2020

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I wanted to work with doggies again!

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    Certified dog CPR training.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Bonding with all the different pups for sure.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    The many different ways dogs hint at becoming a little aggravated with another dog in yard.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    Socialize your dogs!!! If it's too late to socialize then work with them at home when it comes to their reactivity.

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have a 7-month old mini schnauzer named King!

    What do you do in your free time?

    Draw, write, play piano. If I'm not doing that then I'm watching someone do a gameplay of something on Youtube.

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    Jessica Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Jessica Camp Counselor

    When did you start working at Camp?

    August 2019

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow because I love animals and I knew being surrounded by dogs would fill me with joy.

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    I'm certified in pet first aid/CPR.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Creating bonds with our campers has been nothing short of amazing. It's incredibly rewarding when you know you've built a strong level of trust and comfortability with them, especially with the ones who are a bit more shy and hesitant when they first join.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    By working at Camp Bow Wow, I've learned how to manage various temperaments and energy levels.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    My advice/best tip for dog parents is that all dogs are not the same. What works for one dog might not work for another, so learning and understanding how your dog responds to different environments, personalities, training techniques, etc. is beneficial.

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have two dogs. I have a 7-year-old, black lab mix named Nuka (pronounced Noo-kuh) and a 2-year-old, Russell terrier/poodle mix named Jack. Nuka is very loyal, protective, and her favorite channel is HGTV. Jack is independent, cuddly, and he loves playing with his reflection in the mirror.

    What do you do in your free time?

    Photography, Writing, Organizing, ANYTHING pertaining to music. I'm constantly listening to it, creating/updating playlists, I play piano, and I make beats as well. And I've recently started learning embroidery

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    Sydney Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Sydney Camp Counselor

    When did you start working at Camp?

    August 2020

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    Because I love dogs and wanted money.

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    I have dogs.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Being with the dogs.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    How to watch 28 million things at once.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    Work on training with your dog consistently.

    Do you have pets at home?

    Yes, Gemma, Frenchie Boston mix and 3, she is sassy and sweet and very playful.

    What do you do in your free time?

    Art, skateboarding, YouTube, school, homework.

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    Anthony Certified Dog Trainer See Full Bio
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    Anthony Certified Dog Trainer

    When did you start working at Camp?

    8-26-2015

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I wanted to work with dogs.

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    First aid course, Scout Training, Becoming a certified dog trainer.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Getting the opportunity to mingle with different dog breeds.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    Taking the time to understand and getting to know the quirks of each dog I come in contact with.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    Research what kind of dog your getting, if it's a mixed breed then combine the attributes of both or all breeds involved to better understand what you may be getting involved in and any health concerns.

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have four Chihuahua's at home. the oldest is Buster who used to come to camp with me. The two middle children are Mocha and Nubz. Nubz was born with a Deformity in both front legs. His toes are fused together and he walks on his writs. It hasn't stopped him from being a normal dog, jumping on and off the bed, and running with his siblings. The youngest is named Peanut. She is an apple head Chihuahua and thinks she's the size of a great done.

    What do you do in your free time?

    In my free time, I like to practice my cinematography and photography when I can.

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    Dominique J. Front Desk Lead See Full Bio
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    Dominique J. Front Desk Lead

    When did you start working at Camp?

    May 2018

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I wanted to work at CBW because of my passion for animals. I have always loved working with dogs, it feels like work is just the fun part of my day that I’m always looking forward to!

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    I am CPR certified & have been taught how to read a dog's body language to ensure the safety of all campers!

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    My favorite part of my job is definitely the play pals! I love getting to spend one on one time with the pups!

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    I have learned so many different dog breeds, body language, and how to administer medicines, everything that will help me in my future working with animals!

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    My best advice is to understand that you are everything to your dog, always try to understand what they are trying to tell you!

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have two pups of my own. A 2 year old pit bull mix (Leo) & a 10 year old chihuahua (Miley). They are both so sweet. Leo loves people & dogs, he has the best time at camp! Mikey is more of a people person, he loves cuddles & will stare at you like you’re the only reason he smiles!

    What do you do in your free time?

    In my free time, I love to spend as most time as possible with my dogs, but I always love to be outdoors & do a bit of photography!

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    Alycia Lead Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Alycia Lead Camp Counselor

    When did you start working at Camp?

    July 2020

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    ALL THE DOGS!

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    The training bits we were given upon hiring but prior to that 4+ years experience at another day camp and boarding facility.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Playing with all of my four-legged pals.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    Every single dog and interaction scenario is different.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    To treat your dog like a dog; obviously a member of the family, but they are not made of glass. Like kids! Sometimes things happen, they can handle it and are tougher than we think.

    Do you have pets at home?

    2 dogs (husky & pit-mix) & 3 cats (2 persians & a siamese). All are becoming sassy old ladies at this point because everyone is 7 or older.

    What do you do in your free time?

    Take the pups on a trail hike, knitting, & video games.

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    Taylor I. Lead Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Taylor I. Lead Camp Counselor

    When did you start working at Camp?

    March 2018

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I never had dogs in my household, but would always beg my parents for us to get one. That never happened, so working with dogs is the next thing closest to owning one!

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    Anthony has been amazing at showing new tips and tricks to help make things go smoother. Learning gate management and how to read a dog’s body language have been the key ingredients to ensuring the best safety of the dogs!

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    I love being able to talk to the pups even if they have no idea what I am saying or care. Seeing them excited makes me excited and I fall in love with them even more. Creating that special bond with the pups is what keeps me coming back every day????

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    I’ve learned how to work with different dog behaviors and expand my knowledge on different personality traits each breed has. From never owning a dog, it’s super cool to see how alike and different dogs can be!

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    Be patient! I know they can be a handful at times and make you want to rip your hair out possibly, but they love you and always want to show you they care??

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have 3 cats at home. The oldest is Nayla, she is a ragdoll and is 6 years old. She has a love/hate relationship with my youngest cat. Her favorite thing to do is steal my spot on the couch after I get up. The middle child is Sunny, she is 2 and a domestic short-haired cat, and is the sweetest and most loving of ours. She prefers to be loved on at her own request. Her favorite toys are these little squishy soccer balls that she will throw and carry around in her mouth. She also enjoys drinking water from her paws instead of being normal. Our youngest, at 1, is Violet. She is a Maine coon and is the snuggliest and fluffiest of the 3. Violet likes to think she is a dog at times and is also the pig of the house. She will eat her treats before the other 2 and then try and steal the others. She has to be involved in everything and always has to be the center of attention.

    What do you do in your free time?

    I love the outdoors, so anytime I can get outside and go on a hike or a little trip up to the mountains/lake I am satisfied. I enjoy working out and cooking/baking. Music is something that I take great interest in and enjoy finding others who share similar interests!

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    Deeanna Manager / Groomer See Full Bio
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    Deeanna Manager / Groomer

    Skills and Experience

    Background: This has been my first job working with animals and so far it has been amazing! Before Camp, I worked at a casino and I'm so much happier at Camp!

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid and CPR, trained in dog behavior, and play yard management.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love seeing all our regular pups learn and grow at Camp and I love watching the new campers warm up to camp and realize it’s a fun place to meet new fur-riends! Camp has been the greatest job I’ve had the pleasure to have. It's helping me become an amazing groomer, and teaching me so much about furkids!

    My pets: I have four pups of my own, a German Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix named Meeka, a Staffie mix named Joy, a Manchester Terrier mix named Nemo, and a Chihuahua named Nahla. They are my kids and I couldn’t imagine a home without them.

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    Ben Pack Leader See Full Bio
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    Ben Pack Leader

    When did you start working at Camp?

    June 2017

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    Because I love dogs!

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help our Campers?

    Getting a shy dog to come to me and getting comfortable, CPR Training, Gate Management

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    The dogs.

    What have you most learned by working at Camp Bow Wow?

    More about the why and how they show their positions.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    Be patient with your dog at first, don’t be flustered when you first get your dog! It’s a new environment for them.

    Do you have pets at home?

    I have 2. Lila is my oldest one, Doberman mutt - she is 15+ years old, and she isn’t letting her age stop her. Then we have Esch, he is 3 year old Chow Australian PomPyranees Rottie (you can just call him a Chow Chow, he doesn’t mind). Esch is very specific on which breed he wants to play with (psst, German Shepherds). But he doesn’t let his small self stop him from talking in the big yard! He loves to talk and play and also human food.

    What do you do in your free time?

    Fantasy Football. I’m pretty good at that, I have 2 championships to my name in the last 2 years. Frisbee: That’s fun to play with friends and furriends And making puns.

  • “Great friendly service. The dogs love going there and the staff loves the dogs.”

    - Gary & Kathy G.

  • “I would highly recommend anyone to take their dog to Camp Bow Wow!”

    - Terresia A.

  • “Fantastic staff!”

    - Maria

  • “Our dog loves her time at Camp every Thursday and is exhausted from all the fun she's had”

    - Jennifer M

  • “Everyone was so kind and helpful with my dog and with myself! It was great!”

    - Heather S.

  • “My dog is excited to walk up to the door and go with the staff. That means a lot to me.”

    - Sarah E.

  • “I felt confident in leaving my "kids" in their care.”

    - Valerie M.

  • “Our dogs always come home happy and tired from playing.”

    - Jessica & Brian T.

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