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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.

  • Photo of Suzette Years Open: 11
    Suzette Owner Years Open: 11 See Full Bio
    Photo of Suzette Years Open: 11
    Suzette Years Open: 11 Owner

    Acadiana native Suzette Tardo-Fowler has been active in the animal rescue community for quite some time. It was after the tragic passing of her late husband and fellow animal activist that she found herself becoming a business owner and servicing the community through Camp Bow Wow. Since opening in 2009 she has been able to increase the services Camp Bow Wow has to offer the community from not just boarding and daycare but grooming, training, and even in-home pet care. The support from her loyal customers is what has allowed Camp to thrive and be the BEST! Suzette is a shining example of seeing stars through the darkness and what she has brought to our animal community has thrived because of her love, compassion, and dedication to all animals.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Becoming a part of the lives of our customers! Seeing both the parents and pups so happy to see us as they arrive and knowing that I am able to genuinely provide the dogs with a happy, healthy, and safe experience is just so overwhelmingly gratifying. As a pet parent I can not begin to express how much I understand the abundance of emotions that come with needing pet care; and now I'm gifted with the opportunity to make those emotions turn to joy, comfort and even RELIEF! Our wonderful customers are everything to me. Their support, love, and loyalty for our Camp is my #1 driving force.

    Our dogs: Lucky, Barney, Sweet-Pea, and Chocolate & (The Late) Ernie Burns & Jack Tucker.

    Our cats: Joshua, Waffles, Lulu, Mimi, Rony, & (The late) Jake

  • Photo of Katie Years with Camp Bow Wow: since June 2018
    Katie Camp Director Years with Camp Bow Wow: since June 2018 See Full Bio
    Photo of Katie Years with Camp Bow Wow: since June 2018
    Katie Years with Camp Bow Wow: since June 2018 Camp Director

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service

    BACKGROUND: Insurance Sales

    FUN FACTS: I have lived in 7 states and traveled the states for two years.

    WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB: My staff and the pups!

    MY PETS: Sawyer and Dottie (both rescues)

  • Photo of Danielle Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5
    Danielle Certified Behavior Specialist Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 See Full Bio
    Photo of Danielle Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5
    Danielle Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 Certified Behavior Specialist

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I have worked at Camp for 4 years as a Camp counselor, a shift leader, and an assistant trainer.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Camp Bow Wow Certified Behavior Specialist, Certified in Animal First Aid & CPR, Animal Behavior Training.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love working with dogs and seeing how excited they are to come to camp every day!

    My pets: I have 2 dogs with my fiancé, Tyler. My boy, Opie, is a terrier pit mix that we rescued as a puppy, and my girl, Samora, is a pit bull that we recently adopted from fostering at camp. (Camp was fostering her and I absolutely fell in love!)

  • Photo of Bethany Years with Camp Bow Wow: April 2018
    Bethany Front Desk Years with Camp Bow Wow: April 2018 See Full Bio
    Photo of Bethany Years with Camp Bow Wow: April 2018
    Bethany Years with Camp Bow Wow: April 2018 Front Desk

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Customer Service

    BACKGROUND: Restaurant

    FUN FACTS: I dance, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet.

    WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB: The dogs & all the personalities.

    PETS: Vega a Pitbull

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    Savannah Front Desk See Full Bio
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    Savannah Front Desk

    Savannah has been a Counselor at Camp for 6? months and LOVES it! She is a student at UL and is studying Anthropology. She has 4 cats , 1 dog , and a bearded dragon . Savannah is 24 and loves to collect retro videogames!

  • Photo of Tiffany Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8
    Tiffany Front Desk Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8 See Full Bio
    Photo of Tiffany Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8
    Tiffany Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8 Front Desk

    Skills and Experience

    Background: After working at a bank for a year and a half Tiffany realized that animals were her passion.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Animal First Aid & CPR, Animal Behavior Training, and Pet Medication Administration

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love working with animals especially dogs & I LOVE our customers.

    My pets: LadyBug (“mini-lab”, Beagle/Lab mix), Simon (Beagle), Sophie (Lab mix), Marble (Cat), & Cheddar (Cat)

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    Bernice Groomer See Full Bio
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    Bernice Groomer

    Bernice has been grooming for over ten years and loves all the different breeds she gets to work with every day!

    She has 3 pups of her own... Papayita, Pepinillo, and Cooper.

    She loves working at Camp because of the various personality types of the dogs and LOVES to see the parents happy!!

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    Katie H. Groomer See Full Bio
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    Katie H. Groomer

    Katie has been grooming for two years now. She started out in basic pet care as a vet tech and then was given the opportunity to groom.

    Her favorite dog breed is the dachshund and has two at home! Their names are Bella and Whoopie.

    Katie loves Camp because not only does she get to groom many different breeds, but also has the opportunity to see and play with many others who are just here for Camp. "It's great to see such happy pets!"

  • Photo of Morgan Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2 years
    Morgan Home Buddies Manager Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2 years See Full Bio
    Photo of Morgan Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2 years
    Morgan Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2 years Home Buddies Manager

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Administer meds, maintains BOH

    FUN FACTS: My weaknesses are puppy kisses, a cold nose, and good food!

    WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB: The dogs!

    PETS: Ty-Cockapoo, Coco - Peekapoo, Chief - American Bulldog

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    Bailey Shift Leader See Full Bio
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    Bailey Shift Leader

    Bailey is 18 and she is currently attending ULL in the Pre-Vet program. She has a Russian Blue named Vilma who she adopted a year ago. One of her favorite things about working at Camp is being surrounded by dogs constantly! Her greatest passion is animals and she aspires to own her own vet clinic one day. Outside of work her hobbies include hanging out with her godson, Max. A fun fact about Bailey is that she loves math!

  • Photo of Catie Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since October 2018
    Catie Shift Leader Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since October 2018 See Full Bio
    Photo of Catie Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since October 2018
    Catie Years with Camp Bow Wow: Since October 2018 Shift Leader

    FUN FACTS: Originally from Alabama!

    WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB: Playing with all the pups!

    MY PETS: Yorkie, Buster, Australian Shepherd Mix, Sage, Bali, Cat

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    Courtney Shift Leader See Full Bio
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    Courtney Shift Leader

    Courtney is a furMom of her 4 babies Buddy the schnoodle, Padfoot, Prongs, and Ralph her 3 cats. She loves Camp and the experience it has given her while she saves to get her Grooming Certification. She loves to read and cuddle with her furry babies in her free time. She loves to cook and sing karaoke!!

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    Zoe Shift Leader See Full Bio
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    Zoe Shift Leader

    Zoe is a Camp Counselor at Camp Bow Wow - Lafayette, La.!! She loves working with all types of animals!! Zoe is currently studying at ULL and plans to major in Biology with a concentration of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology. Her fur babies are Tico (Chihuahua), Maizy (Chihuahua), Ada (Schnauzer mix), and Aspen (Siberian Husky)! Zoe can’t imagine working anywhere other than Camp Bow Wow, because she loves seeing how happy the parents seem when they know that their fur children are being cared for and loved!

  • Photo of Ellen Years with Camp Bow Wow:  4 years
    Ellen Shuttle Manager Years with Camp Bow Wow: 4 years See Full Bio
    Photo of Ellen Years with Camp Bow Wow:  4 years
    Ellen Years with Camp Bow Wow: 4 years Shuttle Manager

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Customer Service / CPR Certified

    BACKGROUND: Customer Service

    FUN FACTS: I have a twin sister. I'm older by 21 minutes.

    WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB: Meeting all different breeds and their personalities.

    PETS: Sadie Marie & Teddy Louis (Chocolate Labe & Terrier Mix)

  • “Great staff, professional, friendly and welcoming. Immaculate environment and expert care for your Camper.”

    - Joanne C.

  • “I love how comfortable the staff made us feel leaving our Duke there for the first time!! Everyone is so friendly, I know he's in great care when at Camp Bow Wow!! Duke is always excited now before we even get into the parking lot!! I also LOVE the pet cameras!! They really are addicting to watch, but it's so fun seeing him running around and having fun!! We love Camp Bow Wow & can't wait to come back!”

    - Kelly R.

  • “A very kind and caring staff! I always feel secure knowing that the staff truly love my dog and that they will make sure he is happy and comfortable during his stay. They are the best!”

    - Su-Kim C.

  • “I absolutely love this place. They take incredible care of my dog. They make her welcome and I feel comfortable knowing she is well taken care of. Recommend to anyone who has a dog.”

    - Kimberly S.

  • “Staff is always very friendly and knows my dog, facilities are always clean, the webcams allow us to check our dog's activity, and hours cover my work day. Most importantly, my dog LOVES going to Camp! When she hears us on the phone making reservations for play, or hears us say "Camp", she grabs her leash with such excitement she moves furniture in her path as she heads for the door!”

    - Terri S.

  • “Super friendly team of staff! Very kind, caring, accommodating, flexible. They loved my dog and treated her like their own. I will be back!”

    - Holly H.

  • “The staff is always helpful and kind. I know when I leave my dogs at Camp Bow Wow they will be taken care of, have a great time and come home worn out from playing all day. I love the Camper Cams so I can check in on them!”

    - Hayley L.

  • “Camp Bow Wow is fabulous...they are passionate about their work, always happy to see our pup, and take great care of her...be it for day Camp or overnight. We love Camp Bow Wow!”

    - Angelica M.

  • “We know our dogs are in trusted hands at Camp Bow Wow. They always have fun playing with their "friends" and we love being able to check in on them throughout the day”

    - Nicole J.

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