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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 Dianna & Boy Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3
    Dianna & Boy Manager Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 See Full Bio
    Photo of Dianna & Boy Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3
    Dianna & Boy Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 Manager


    What I love most about my job: My favorite part of my job is knowing hundreds of dogs on a first name basis and having the opportunity to become their friend.
    My pets: Boy, a Beagle, Dany (short for Daenerys in GOT), an Aussie Shepherd mix, and Wednesday, a Chihuahua.

  • Photo of Steve & Michelle Opened 2018
    Steve & Michelle Co-Owners Opened 2018 See Full Bio
    Photo of Steve & Michelle Opened 2018
    Steve & Michelle Opened 2018 Co-Owners

    Steve and Michelle opened their first Camp Bow Wow location--Dallas High Five--in October 2012. That was such an amazing experience, they opened another one! In May 2018, with partner April, they opened Camp Bow Wow Plano. They live in Dallas with their current pack of five.


    What we love most about our job: To us, dogs carry around the very best souls in the universe. Getting to meet so many gives us much joy and laughter!
    Our Dogs: Bear, a Lab mix; Bella, an Aussie mix; Charlie & Capri, Chihuahua mixes; and Snaggle, a Min-Pin mix.

  • Photo of April & Dax Opened 2018
    April & Dax Co-Owner Opened 2018 See Full Bio
    Photo of April & Dax Opened 2018
    April & Dax Opened 2018 Co-Owner

    A native Texan, April graduated from UNT in 2003 with a BS in Merchandising and a minor in Business. Having spent the last 13 years in corporate marketing and advertising, she embarked on a new path in 2016 and became a small business owner, partnering with Steve Martin & Michelle Vardeman (owners of CBW Dallas High Five) to open Camp Bow Wow Plano. A life-long dog lover, April first discovered Camp Bow Wow when she took her own pups to CBW Coppell. Both Great Danes, Dax (pictured) and Lexi LOVED the spacious, open, all-day-play environment: "It was so great to be able to leave my only kids with people I knew and trusted to take special care of them."

    April lives in Plano with her current fur-baby, Ranger. She enjoys travel, wine, fitness, and most of all, DOGS!


    What I love most about my job: All the amazing dogs I get to meet and spend my day with, and the awesome pet parents who trust us with their fur babies!
    My dog: Ranger, a Doberman Pinscher

  • “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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