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Pittsburgh South 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.

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    Erin Marketing Manager / Camp Scout Since January 2008 See Full Bio
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    Erin Since January 2008 Marketing Manager / Camp Scout

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Bachelors Degree in Biology from Carlow University, Study Abroad in Australia, Volunteer and Seasonal Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator at Animal Rescue League, Interned at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium at Waters Edge, PPG Aquarium & Kids Kingdom, dog sitter
    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR & First Aid, Rabies Vector Species Training, SCUBA Certification

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Golden Retrievers!!! Especially the older ones :) I also love to build relationships with the clients on a personal level and also get to know each one of their dogs in the process.
    My pets: Yellow Lab (Kelcie), Golden Retriever (Savannah) & Shanny (Jindo/Whippet mix)

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    Skyler Assistant Dog Trainer / Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Skyler Assistant Dog Trainer / Camp Counselor

    I’m one of the Assistant Trainers here at Camp and I love spending time with all of the pups. I’ve been working here since September 2018 and I enjoy being able to take care of all of the dogs that come to Camp! I have a 4 year old Pit Bull mix named Kara at home and she is my best friend!

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    Neal Back Staff Manager Since September 2010 See Full Bio
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    Neal Since September 2010 Back Staff Manager

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Criminal Justice Degree, Supervisor at Pittsburgh International Airport for 6 years
    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR & First Aid

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Getting to know all of the dogs
    My pets: My parents dogs I get to see everyday (Kelcie-Yellow Lab & Savannah-Golden Retriever)

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    Pam Back Staff Manager Since March 2008 See Full Bio
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    Pam Since March 2008 Back Staff Manager

    Pam started working at Camp Bow Wow in March of 2008. She has two dogs, Benson, a 15 year old Jack Russell Terrier, and Marina, an almost 3 year old wiry haired Jack Russell Terrier who is an ornery little beast. She also has a pet mouse named Tyrion (after the best Game of Thrones character), two ornate box turtles, two fire-bellied toads, and a leopard gecko.

    When Pam isn't at work she hangs out with her son, collects (and sometimes reads) books, rewatches Game of Thrones (and complains about the ending), sometimes writes, and has recently discovered her love of travel--her favorite place so far is New York City. Pam is OBSESSED with Halloween (she starts decorating at the end of August!), and loves the beach as well. Her favorite dog that comes to Camp is a handsome beagle named Wilson.

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Vet Tech School
    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Science; Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid; Fixing the grammar of everyone she comes in contact with; self-proclaimed best Secret Santa Ever!

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    Jaimie Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Jaimie Camp Counselor

    I've been a Camp Counselor since May of 2017 and have also recently been working the front desk. I just love being around all of the dogs and getting to know all of their unique personalities. Outside of Camp, I am a head softball coach for a local middle school and am also in school working towards becoming an Occupational Therapist.

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    Kay Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Kay Camp Counselor

    I have been working at Camp since late July 2019 and really enjoy getting to meet all of the dogs that come into Camp on a daily basis. I truly love dogs more than anything else in the world (especially the small ones!) I have too many favorite Campers to list but my favorite breeds are Pugs, Boxers, Airedale Terriers and Pitbull Terriers.

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    Nikki Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Nikki Camp Counselor

    I am currently studying to be a Gastrointestinal Surgeon and I’m in my 3rd year of college. I am a third degree black belt and also an artist. I have my own dog walking service and basically everything I do revolves around dogs! I have a 6-month-old Great Pyrenees Puppy named Chubbs and he is the love of my life.

    My favorite pups that come to Camp are Sam and Smokey!

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    Rachel Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8 See Full Bio
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    Rachel Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8 Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Worked at Oglebay Good Zoo, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Western PA Humane Society
    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR & First Aid Certification, Camper Care Specialist

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: What I love most about my job is getting to know the clients on a more personal level and not just business
    My pets: Pongo (dog), Timber (dog), Addy (cat), Snuffy (cat), Calvin (cat), Hobbes (cat)

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    Sue Camp Counselor Since October 2007 See Full Bio
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    Sue Since October 2007 Camp Counselor

    Sue is a self-proclaimed "foodie" and likes to try out new restaurants and international foods. She is always up to try good craft beers-mostly ones on the darker side (Stouts, Porters, etc.) Her favorite part of working at Camp is getting to see her favorite dogs grow up over the years and meet new ones daily.

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Grooming Assistant and Pet Sitter
    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR & First Aid Certification

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Getting to meet all the different breeds of dogs

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    Cathy Director Since February 2008 See Full Bio
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    Cathy Since February 2008 Director

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Department manager at Giant Eagle, Shelter Manager at Washington Area Humane Society
    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Certified in pet first aid & CPR

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Getting to build relationships with the clients and their dogs. I especially love the senior dogs and would love to open a Camp Bow Wow "Senior Edition" for all of the old ones!
    My pets: Ruby Sue (Bichon) & Dingo (Chihuahua mix)

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    Jan Front Desk / Camp Counselor Since January 2008 See Full Bio
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    Jan Since January 2008 Front Desk / Camp Counselor

    Jan loves welcoming all of the new pups and their families to Camp. She loves Camp so much that she even brought her daughter Kiersten on board to work with us! She has two dogs at home currently, Beau and Kali-Beau is a previous Camp foster dog. My favorite part about Camp is meeting the parents of the Campers and hearing all about their home life. I love meeting the new Campers and their nervous parents and reassuring them that their Camper will be safe and have a good time while at Camp.

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Mother of two, butcher, book keeper
    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Pet CPR and First Aid and best Nail Trimmer at Camp!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: My favorite part about Camp is meeting the parents of the Campers and hearing all about their home life. I love meeting the new Campers and their nervous parents and reassuring them that their Camper will be safe and have a good time while at Camp.
    My pets: My loves are Beau, my "looks nothing like a Dane" failed foster and my old man Bruno who is 13 years young who is a Rotti mix. Cathy actually adopted him to me before we knew each other when she worked at the Washington Area Humane Society.

  • “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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