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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 Gary & Jill Years Owned: 12
    Gary & Jill Owners Years Owned: 12 See Full Bio
    Photo of Gary & Jill Years Owned: 12
    Gary & Jill Years Owned: 12 Owners

    About Us

    Gary and Jill are dog lovers through and through. With five dogs of their own, their life is lived around their dogs, their kids, and other people's dogs. They know every dog at Camp inside and out, what they eat, who their friends are, and love each and every dog like their own family.

    What we love most about our job: "Seeing the smiling faces of our dogs that are so excited to come to Camp. Knowing that we make a difference in so many dog's lives with our outreach to foster dogs in need."


    Our Pets: "We have four dogs. We just can't seem to get enough!"

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    Ashley Camp Scout Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6 See Full Bio
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    Ashley Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6 Camp Scout

    About Me

    Background: "I grew up around farm animals, but the only dog experience I had was my own two dogs."

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: "I have horse & cow experience and I think that helps me with split-second decisions. I also had a special needs dog and that taught me a lot of patience and training techniques."

    Fun Facts: "I love the outdoors! I enjoy bass fishing, boating on Sebago, and hikes with my pups! Also, spend a lot of time at my camp in Colebrook New Hampshire."

    What I love most about my job: "The dogs of course! I’ve met so many dogs over the years that I have built bonds with and will always have a place in my heart. And the fact that my dogs get to spend every day with me!"

    My Pets: "2 dogs, Murphy (9) & Gunner(5?), 2 cats, Peanut (22?) & Bailey(10) and 7 chickens!"

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    Taylor Camp Scout Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 See Full Bio
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    Taylor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 Camp Scout

    About Me

    Background: "Before camp, I worked in retail and merchandising and volunteered at an animal shelter"

    More About Me: Originally Massachusetts, I moved to Portland in 2017 and started working here soon after. I love the ocean, Harry Potter, pizza, fun socks, and anything dog-related!

    What I love most about my job: "I love everything about my job! At camp, I love getting to know new camper and seeing old favorites. At the front desk, I love hearing what's new with the parents. I love creating new posts for our social media pages. I think it's great that I get to learn something new every day!"

    My Pets: "I have an old bichon poodle named Max."

  • Photo of Heather Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6
    Heather Assistant Manager Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6 See Full Bio
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    Heather Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6 Assistant Manager

    About Me

    Background: "Before CBW I had only personal animal care experience!"

    Additional Skills: "I know ASL."

    What I love most about my job: "THE DOGS!"

    My Pets: "I currently have one dog named Eva"

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    Stephanie Assistant Manager Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8 See Full Bio
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    Stephanie Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8 Assistant Manager

    About Me

    Background: "B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maine. I have previous experience working with wild and exotic animals at a wildlife sanctuary here in Maine. I also spent some time working at a local animal shelter, where my love of dogs grew even more."

    More About Me: "When I'm not at Camp, I enjoy photography, sewing, and exploring our beautiful state with my pack."


    What I love most about my job: "I love getting to know all the wonderful dogs and making lasting connections with them."


    My pets: "4 rescue dogs, 3 rescue cats, and 2 turtles"

  • Photo of Camille Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2
    Camille Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 See Full Bio
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    Camille Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 Camp Counselor

    About Me

    Background: "Prior to Camp I worked at another doggie daycare for a year and a half

    Fun Facts: "I have another part-time job at an environmental lab and am currently attending USM for biology."

    What I love most about my job: "What I love most about my job is making sure all the dogs are happy and watching them play."

    My Pets: "My cattle dog mix named Mars"

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    Emily Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 See Full Bio
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    Emily Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 Camp Counselor

    About Me

    Background: "I worked in Hospice and Dementia care previously but decided to change pace and find a higher level of happiness for myself by working with these great dogs!"

    Fun Facts: "When I’m not at work, I love to take my own dog on adventures! We love Pine Point beach and Mackworth Island."

    What I love most about my job: "II love learning each pup's personality and what they seem to enjoy. Really every aspect of this job is rewarding. Having the privilege to take care of and befriend all of these dogs, is a blessing."

    My Pets: "I have a young Rat Terrier mix named Ned!"

  • Photo of Kyia Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1
    Kyia Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 See Full Bio
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    Kyia Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Camp Counselor

    About Me

    Background: "This is my first job working with dogs. I plan to become a groomer and further my education with dogs."

    Fun Facts: "I raced cars at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway from the age of 9 to 16!"

    What I love most about my job: "I love everything about camp. Especially getting to know each dog's unique personality and spending 1 on 1 time with them."

    My Pets: "I have 3 Husky/Pit Mixes their names are Sky, Rose, and Romeo. I also have a Lab/Pit mix named Bailey."

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    Lauren Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: >1 See Full Bio
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    Lauren Years With Camp Bow Wow: >1 Camp Counselor

    About Me

    Background: "I was a dog-walker from June 2019 to January 2020. One of my former clients introduced me to Camp Bow Wow, and I immediately loved the atmosphere of it! So I joined the team in January, and I’ve never been happier!"

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: "I was a certified nursing assistant at Maine Medical Center from July 2015 to May 2020."

    Fun Facts: "I also make and sell custom name tags for the campers!"

    What I love most about my job: "THE DOGS!!!! :)"
    My Pets: "I have one dog named Izzo that attends camp with me; she’s a yellow lab/german shepherd mix. I also have two cats named Tony and Bane."

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    Monique Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: >1 See Full Bio
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    Monique Years With Camp Bow Wow: >1 Camp Counselor

    About Me

    Background: "I worked with the elderly population in assisted living for 3 years! Now I’ve switched my care skills over to dogs"

    Additional Skills/Experience: "I’ve self-trained my own dogs on many important skills, including muzzle training and loose leash walking for my reactive dog!"

    Fun Facts: "I’ve been vegetarian for almost 8 years! I love all the animals"

    What I love most about my job: "The never ended love you get from all the dogs"

    My Pets: "Atlas and Neji but only Neji attends camp cause Atlas is a little jerk."

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    Sam Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 See Full Bio
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    Sam Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Camp Counselor

    About Me

    Background: "Veterinary internship and having my own animal"

    Fun Facts: "In the process of applying to vet school!"

    What I love most about my job: "Is seeing dogs come out of their shell once they start coming for a while"

    My Pets: "Ruby and Kasey are my dogs. Ella and Stella are my cats."

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    Zach Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 See Full Bio
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    Zach Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Camp Counselor

    About Me

    Background: "Professional Dog Petter/ Dog Whisperer"

    Fun Facts: "Can make almost anyone laugh!"

    My Pets: "Neji & Atlas but only Neji comes to Camp"

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    Katie Shift Leader / Camp Counselor Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 See Full Bio
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    Katie Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 Shift Leader / Camp Counselor

    About Me

    Background: "Always have and always will be obsessed with dogs! Worked in food before and ever since I started at Camp, I’ve never been happier."

    Fun Facts: "Plants are my other obsession, I love going on hikes and learning about dogs. "

    What I love most about my job: "That I learn something new every single day"

    My pets: "Winnie the Bish is my one and only dog! I love her so much! She’s a basset, chow chow, rottie mix."

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    - A.C

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