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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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    Mike & Kathy Owner Years Open: 3 See Full Bio
    Photo of Mike & Kathy Years Open: 3
    Mike & Kathy Years Open: 3 Owner

    Kathy was a Project Manager in the Healthcare and Internet Technology industry for her professional career. She and husband, Mike, traveled extensively for their employers which meant that there were times when they had to find someone to take care of their three shelties, Gabe, Captain and Whisky and their cat, Ali. That was not always an easy task as they are particular about the care of their beloved "children". As Kathy contemplated retirement, Mike encouraged her to follow her passion - working with animals. Camp Bow Wow of Lawrence was born in June of 2015.

    Kathy and Mike have two children, two children "in-law", one human granddaughter, five grandhorses, five granddogs, ten grandcats and a grandrabbit. Both Kathy and Mike have served as Governors for the Indiana South District of Optimist International. Kathy also serves on the board of the Central Indiana Shetland Sheepdog Club and chairs the specialty club's AKC obedience and rally trials each July. Kathy and Gabe recently joined Love on a Leash as a Therapy Dog team visiting nursing homes and schools.

    So why Camp Bow Wow? The simple answer is that traditional kennels can be stressful, and they wanted to offer an an alternative that was safe and fun. The pack play environment gives the dogs a chance to interact and run off their energy under the watchful eye of camp counselors certified in Pet CPR and Emergency care, animal behavior and play yard management. And, for those pets who cannot come to Camp, the in-home pet care service can offer the same loving and compassionate care in the pets' own home.

  • “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 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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