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Our Team

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 Dominic & Isel Years Open: 9
    Dominic & Isel Owner Years Open: 9 See Full Bio
    Photo of Dominic & Isel Years Open: 9
    Dominic & Isel Years Open: 9 Owner

    We moved from Illinois to Florida in 2006 and brought along two "furkids"- our Miniature Pinscher, Nina, and our Boston Terrier Mix, Pancho. At the time, we lived in St. Pete and worked doing outside sales for the same company while traveling to Naples, and occasionally Orlando, on a weekly basis. With no family in town, we constantly had to juggle our work travel schedules to accommodate the dogs. While one of us traveled, the other would stay home and vice versa which meant many nights spent apart. We then began researching doggie daycare and boarding facilities throughout the west coast of Florida and Orlando. We visited a few, but only one made us feel like our dogs were truly loved and would provide a safe place they could play while we were gone. Nina and Pancho loved going to daycare and would wag their tails as we approached the facility. When we would pick them up, they would fall asleep instantly, exhausted from all the fun that had that day. This behavior eased our feelings of guilt and even allowed us to go on vacations without remorse.

    Everyday we visited the doggie daycare, we spoke of how wonderful it would be to own a similar facility. We had been able to dog sit from time to time back in Chicago and loved caring for other people’s dogs while they were away. One day, a veterinarian from New York and family friend, suggested we look into starting a Camp Bow Wow franchise, so we did!

    We opened our doors in October 2009 and were welcomed with open arms by the Naples community. In 2010, we launched our in-home pet sitting business. We wanted to provide clients with a reputable team of reliable sitters that carried the same values and love for dogs that we were known for. As a team, we are able to help each other out in the event of an emergency or in the event that a particular caregiver is not available. In January 2014, we partnered with Danielle Cavanaugh to launch our dog training program. We want our customers to feel that they can rely on us for any of their pet care needs.

    Come by our camp and take a look for yourself. We hope to exceed your expectations and assure you that your doggy (or doggies) will be loved, pampered and safe while under our care!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Our team! We've become a family! 11 of our team members have worked for us for over 4 years and a few others have been with us 1-2 years. It really makes a big difference! They know the majority of the dogs well. They don't just know their names, but their personalities, eating habits, medical conditions, etc. This helps point out potential health and comfort issues.

    Our dogs: While Nina is no longer with us, Pancho is still going strong! In 2012, we adopted Maya Papaya, a Puertorican Sato (just like her human mom) from the Humane Society of Naples and one year later, we found Pancho's doppelganger on PetFinder.com and named her Déjà Boo!

  • Photo of Shelby Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3
    Shelby Camp Supervisor, Assistant Trainer and In-Home P Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 See Full Bio
    Photo of Shelby Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3
    Shelby Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 Camp Supervisor, Assistant Trainer and In-Home P

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Worked at the Cheesecake Factory, Majored in Interior Design in college and I am child care certified.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Expert in gate management, certified in Pet CPR and First Aid plus I have had numerous dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits etc.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Getting to play with dogs all day and getting to see them grow through the years.

    My pets: Lana Banana, a catahoula leopard dog mix, approximately 4 years old. I adopted her 2 years ago from the Humane Society

  • Photo of Marilyn Years With Camp Bow Wow: less than 1 year
    Marilyn Certified Caregiver Years With Camp Bow Wow: less than 1 year See Full Bio
    Photo of Marilyn Years With Camp Bow Wow: less than 1 year
    Marilyn Years With Camp Bow Wow: less than 1 year Certified Caregiver

    Skills and Experience

    Background: I am pretty new to Camp Bow Wow although I have accompanied my husband Ira on some of his pet visits and we were customers before we joined the team. I owned a travel agency for over 30 years but decided in 2009 to go back to school.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: I earned an AAS in Applied Science at Ulster Community College and I am a NY State Licensed Veterinary Technician. I have been working at Animal Health Oasis for the past 4 years. I love my job and have learned so much. Dr. Kordon is a Veterinarian that specializes in a holistic approach to animal care. This has really opened my eyes not only in regards to animal health but human health as well.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: My favorite part of working for Dr. Kordon and also Camp Bow Wow is I love the animals!

    My pets: Ira and I have Nala the boxer and Leo the lion... I mean, chihuahua. We appreciate all the loving care they have received from Camp Bow Wow over the years!

  • Photo of Rachel Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3
    Rachel Front Desk / Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 See Full Bio
    Photo of Rachel Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3
    Rachel Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 Front Desk / Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job:

    My pets: Holly (Berry), a gorgeous German Shepherd who loves Camp yet hates everything else!

  • Photo of Ira Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2.5
    Ira In-Home Certified Caregiver Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2.5 See Full Bio
    Photo of Ira Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2.5
    Ira Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2.5 In-Home Certified Caregiver

    Skills and Experience

    Background: R.C.A. Technical institute in NYC T.V. Production skills. I was a camera man at the original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. Later learned post production and became a Colorist with a number of credits in T.V. shows and film features and Documentaries. You can find my credits on IMDB.COM! I worked in post production for 30yrs.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: I worked part time in N.Y as a pet sitter taking care of all types of animals for 2 yrs prior to moving to Florida.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: What I love most about my job are the different types of animals I come across and the challenge of their needs. I also love all the people who I work for and the other employees who work at Camp Bow Wow.

    My pets: I have 2 dogs, a rescue boxer named Nala (11yrs old) and a Chihuahua named Leo (8yrs old).

  • “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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