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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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    Deeanna Back of House & Grooming Manager See Full Bio
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    Deeanna Back of House & Grooming Manager

    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 Back of House Assistant Manager See Full Bio
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    Ben Back of House Assistant Manager

    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.

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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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    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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    Jessica Camp Counselor / Dog Trainer See Full Bio
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    Jessica Camp Counselor / Dog Trainer

    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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    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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    Zoe Groomer & Lead See Full Bio
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    Zoe Groomer & Lead

    What is your name?

    Zoe Stern

    What is your official title at Camp Bow Wow?

    Groomer, lead counselor

    In what month and year did you begin working at Camp Bow Wow?

    December 2020

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow

    Being around dogs makes me happy! I love forming new bonds with all the pups.

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help the CBW campers?

    Working with Anthony has really helped me run a happy and balanced yard and working with Deeanna has taught me how to groom
    with ease especially when it comes to nail trims!

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

    I love getting one on one time with the dogs through grooming. This allows us to spend more quality time getting to each other. Also,
    snuggle times! How could you not love snuggle times!!

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

    Body language. This is essential to know and really cool to observe.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    Our dogs take care of us and it’s important we take care of them on every level they need. Grooming and proper feeding is essential to
    their well-being! Really spend time learning what your dog needs (and doesn’t need!). I see lots of dogs come in for services they
    don’t need such as baths too frequently and nail trims on perfect nails. However, I also see the other side too where dogs really need
    proper grooming to help with matted fur and their nails desperately need more frequent nail trims. As for their health, it hurts me to
    see overweight dogs. They don’t have a choice when it comes to food and many will eat everything that’s given to them. It’s important
    to learn how much food your dog needs so they can maintain a healthy weight which will help them live a healthy life!

    Do you have pets at home? Describe them. Name, breed, age, personality

    I have two pups, Luche Lu and Kiko. Luche Lu is a 7 year old cattle dog mix and she’s my little sidekick. We have done two cross
    country road trips together and she loves an adventure. Our best times have been spent hiking mountains and bonding in nature. As for
    Kiko, he’s new to our pack. We adopted him this year a little before his 1st birthday. He’s a Dachshund/Italian greyhound mix. This
    little guy is ultra loving and has become best friends with Luche Lu. They way to his heart is a game of fetch with his red gorilla king
    toy!

    What do you do in your free time? List Hobbies or anything interesting about you.

    I love to explore new places and spend time in nature.

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    Gianna Lead Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Gianna Lead Camp Counselor

    What is your name?

    Gianna Wilson

    What is your official title at Camp Bow Wow?

    Lead

    In what month and year did you begin working at Camp Bow Wow?

    June 2020

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I love animals, especially dogs.

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help the CBW campers?

    I got certified in pet CPR as part of the training. I was also a counselor before being a lead, so I know the tasks counselors need to do.

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

    My favorite part about camp is getting to build relationships with dogs that come to camp often.

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

    I’ve gotten really good about my time management.

    What is your advice or best tip for dog parents?

    My advice to pet parents is to socialize your pups young. It’s so important to stimulate puppies which can increase their overall happiness.

    Do you have pets at home? Describe them. Name, breed, age, personality

    I have a pug and a bulldog. My bulldogs name is Barrett. He is four years old. He’s very sweet and loves all people. My pug is 6 years old and he’s a little more stubborn. He’s not a fan of kids but he’s very sweet to his family.

    What do you do in your free time? List Hobbies or anything interesting about you.

    I love reading, traveling, road trips, I’m really passionate about film and photography. I hope to study primatology after school, so I can work with monkeys.

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

    - Jennifer M

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

    - Sarah E.

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

    - Jessica & Brian T.

  • “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

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

    - Valerie M.

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

    - Heather S.

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