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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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    Jen Owner

    About Jen

    Jen D'Aurelio spent about 8 years as the Executive Director of Paws and Prayers, a pet rescue located in Akron, OH. She saved more than 8,000 animals through her efforts. She left the rescue a few years ago to concentrate on Camp Bow Wow. Making sure that Camp Bow Wow supports the community through fostering and donations to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter and the Bow Wow Buddies is very important to her. She is the proud mother of a human son named Rob, a U.S. Navy veteran, and his fiancée Heather. In her free time, Jen enjoys playing with her dogs, snuggling with her dogs, taking pictures of her dogs….do you see a trend?

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: The pictures of the dogs sleeping after a long day of play at Camp Bow Wow!

    My pets: Jen is owned by four fur-babies: Hayes, Koda, Willow and Tinkerbelle.

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    Mike Owner

    About Mike

    Mike managed an automotive factory for many years before having a close encounter with a Siberian Husky that changed his life. From that point on, Mike has dedicated his life to dog welfare and dog training. Mike quickly became the head trainer at a major pet retailer and, not long after, began hearing about doggie day camps; specifically Camp Bow Wow. Mike purchased his first camp in Cuyahoga Falls, OH back in 2010 and has been providing premier animal care ever since! He is very excited to bring his experience to our Highland Heights location!

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    Missy Owner

    About Missy

    Missy served as a volunteer with Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue before securing a position on their board as Vice President. She has personally fostered over 300 pups in her own home. After several years of service, Missy decided to focus on helping the community as a small business owner and rescue advocate. Through her efforts, she has helped rehabilitate and rehome countless animals, both through her rescue work and the partnership that she has built between Camp Bow Wow and the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. Outside of Camp, Missy is the proud mother of two human daughters, Emily and Abby.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Seeing the dogs pull their parents through the door because they can't wait to play!

    My pets: Missy is owned by three loving rescue dogs: Ernie, Gandalf, and Saskia.

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    Alex Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I've only ever owned rescue dogs.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Providing a safe, loving environment for our foster dogs.

    My pets: Watson and Bella who are a shiba inu and a yellow lab, respectively.

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    Aurora Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I have owned many pets including cats, dogs, baby alligators, and ferrets.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Watching the puppies grow up and building relationships while earning trust with all of the dogs at Camp.

    My pets: A rescue dog named Nannah and a Himalayan cat named Flower.

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    Belle Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I love animals!

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love being able to play with dogs all day.

    My pets: In the future I hope to own a Bernese Mountain Dog named Ravenclaw.

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    Brittany Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I'm a dog owner who loves traveling, hiking, and swimming with my dog.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Just being able to see all of the amazing dogs I get to see every day.

    My pets: I have a three-year-old labrador/boxer mix.

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    Diamond Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I am studying to become a music therapist and working with dogs is one of my best areas.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Being able to bond with all of the dogs. I know every dog by name!

    My pets: I own a dog named Macaroni but around here she's simply known as "Mac".

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    Heather Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I just love playing with dogs.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Being able to make all of the dogs happy by playing with them, which in turn makes me happy.

    My pets: Kona, a black lab/chow chow mix

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    Josh Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I grew up with many dogs and cats and was also able to assist with horses at my grandmother's house.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: As a college student, getting to work with dogs is a huge stress reliever. Seeing their happy faces make me such a happy counselor!

    My pets: I would love to have a dog of my own and would eventually like to have a large fish tank filled with many different fish.

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    Joyce Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I've always been an avid animal lover. Having worked at Camp for several years now, I've really gotten to learn all of the ins and outs of dogs and their silly, quirky ways.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love that Camp is all about the dogs.

    My pets: I plan on getting another dog soon, though I'm loving playing with everyone else's in the meantime.

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    Kasey Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I'm currently studying zoology at Kent State University

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Unlimited puppy snuggles!

    My pets: I have two dogs, Molly and Zoey.

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    Kevin Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I've been working with dogs professionally for nearly a decade now.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: The dogs make me smile and fill my desire to work with animals, I also love diving deeper and deeper into dog psychology.

    My pets: I have two basset hound mixes, Ben is mixed with beagle and Henry is part yellow lab.

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    Lisa Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I traded working at a busy surgeon's office for working in a busy dog yard and couldn't be happier!

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I very much enjoy observing and learning more about dogs every time I'm here, I also love to play and cuddle with them!

    My pets: I have a parrot named Waldo and two dogs, Ellie and Stewie.

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    Liz Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I'm a dog whisperer!

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Being with dogs every day.

    My pets: Princess Polly

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    Maggie Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I love country music, country concerts, and hanging out in the country with my dogs.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Playing with the dogs (of course) and getting into shenanigans with my co-workers.

    My pets: I have a double-doodle named Lacie.

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    Shawnie Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I'm a mother of two.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Meeting and interacting with bew dogs, working with such an amazing team of people.

    My pets: I currently have a turtle named Lucky.

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    Alecia Social Media Coordinator

    Skills/Experience

    Background: I was a volunteer turned foster with Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue. In that time, my dogs and I shared our home to rehabilitate and rehome over 100 "unwanted" pets in just three years.

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

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Nothing tops the wiggle-butts I see and the kisses I get every time that I step into the yard! Knowing the dogs are as excited to see me, as I them, always makes my day!

    My pets: I am owned by three rescue dogs (Ari, Zylo, and Evelyn), a rescue cat (Cagney), and my most recent addition, a human child named Sebastian.

  • “I love dropping them off and picking up happy, exhausted, clean pups after work.”

    - Alissa

  • “Norma knows what day she gets to go and anytime you say Camp she starts her zoomies!”

    - Jamie

  • “My experience was fantastic.”

    - Rick

  • “The service is always friendly and everyone is always excited to see our two!”

    - Lee Ann

  • “My dogs love it there! Staff is amazing! Great with the dogs and people too!”

    - Melissa

  • “Friendly staff, clean facilities, live feed available, and the pup came back worn out!”

    - Lindsey

  • “The facility is very clean and my dogs are always well taken care of during their lengthy stays.”

    - Liz

  • “All of the staff are amazing and great to work with.”

    - Amanda

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