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Matthews Upcoming Events

At Camp Bow Wow

12 days of Christmas

December 1st-12th, 2019

BRACE YMCA, 3127 Weddington Rd, Matthews, NC

Uptown Christmas Village

Dachshund Parade

December 7th from 11am-6pm

Corner of North Tryon and 7th Street, Charlotte, NC

Specialty foods, classic Australia strudels, bratwurst with sauerkraut, glazed nuts, and mulled beverages! Don’t miss this unique event!


Yappy Hour at Heist

Tuesday, December 10th from 6pm-9pm

Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts, 1030 Woodward Ave, Charlotte, NC

Join us for a night out with your pups. Bone bar, enrichment activities, prizes and giveaways. RESCUE will be there with adoptable dogs. Cold, fresh, Heist beer poured all night! Don’t miss the fun!


Photos with Mrs. Claus

Wednesday, December 11th

Bring your pup in for Day Camp and sign them up for a photo with Mrs. Claus. For a $10 donation to the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, you will receive a framed photo of your dog just in time for the holidays! *Photos will be taken between 10am and 4pm at Matthews, Charlotte Metro and Fort Mill. Please plan on bringing your pups in for a FULL day in order to accommodate the schedule between camps.


Angel Tree

All Month of December

Give the gift of health to a sick dog in need. Choose an ornament from our Angel Tree in the lobby, donate to the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, help sick dogs get well for the holidays.



While helping dogs find their perfect forever home, we hope to educate the community by promoting humane and compassionate treatment to dogs of all breeds and sizes throughout the Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. We strive to be of service to all dogs; and live by our motto, if it barks, we will help!


Please help us in congratulating Treana for becoming our new Camp Director. We are very excited to have Treana step up to this new role. She has proven herself a huge asset to our team for the last 4 and a half years and now she will be leading us! We are very excited to have one of our own promoted to our director!



3-30 minute one-on-one extra care sessions for $35

Buy a Spaw bath and get a free holiday ornament with your dogs picture in it!