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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.

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    Mikaila Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Mikaila Camp Counselor

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    Mackenzie Front Desk Manager See Full Bio
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    Mackenzie Front Desk Manager

    What is your name?

    Mackenzie Everhart

    What is your official title at Camp Bow Wow?

    Camp Counselor / Front Desk

    In what month and year did you begin working at Camp Bow Wow?

    January 2020

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I really enjoy dogs and wanted to get out of the food industry.

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help the CBW campers?

    I’ve trained my own dog and I am CPR and First aid certified.

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Being around all the dogs and getting to know all the different breeds + their quirks

    Do you have pets at home? Describe them. Name, breed, age, personality

    Blue is a 2 year old staffie mix. She's a little weird but that is why she’s awesome- very people anxious but getting better
    everyday!

    What do you do in your free time? List Hobbies or anything interesting about you.

    I mostly work with my dog on her anxiety and try to train her to trust more people. Camp has definitely helped her with
    that. I enjoy working on computers, soldering, creating projects and coding.

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    Danita R. Camp Manager See Full Bio
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    Danita R. Camp Manager

    What is your title?

    I am the Camp Director

    When did you start working at Camp?

    I started working at Camp November 2011

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I absolutely love dogs!!!

    What kind of dog/animal training do you have?

    I am First aid pet certified, play yard dynamics and get management

    What's your favorite thing about working at Camp Bow Wow?

    I love how much the dogs make me laugh!

    Do you have any pets at home?

    I have an 8-year-old dachshund lab mix named Sheva. She has been coming to work with me every day
    since she was 4 month old so she practically grew up at camp. She loves marshmallows and taking long
    naps on the couch.

    Tell us something interesting about you!

    I have lived in the Sarasota area my whole life. I love nothing more than going to the beach with my
    nephews in the summer.

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    Anita S. Owner See Full Bio
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    Anita S. Owner

    Feeling peace of mind as a pet parent at Camp Bow Wow, Anita Sahoo decided to jump over the fence to franchise owner. With a pack of visionary Camp Counselors and the inspiration of her two pups, Tikka and Mirchi, Anita opened up Camp Bow Wow Henderson in March 2014. Anita is fascinated by the human-canine relationship. “My pups are my kids!” exclaims Anita. Once fearful of pups, she learned that a nurtured, exercised, and socialized pup is an unconditionally loving, loyal, and dedicated family member. Camp Bow Wow helps make this happen.

    When the opportunity arose to take over the Sarasota, Florida Camp, Anita jumped at the opportunity. With a wonderful leadership team in place and growing goals for the Camp, Anita and the team look forward to creating and keeping the relationships with Campers and paw-rents alike.

    "Treating pups like our own children, not only enhances and enriches their lives, but also our own lives. Every day, I realize I am fortunate to be a part of so many pups’ and parents’ lives. I see every pup at Camp Bow Wow Henderson and Sarasota like my own, I look forward to getting to know you and your pup, and give you peace of mind when you can’t be with your pup."

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    Haley Lead Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Haley Lead Camp Counselor
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    Kirsten Team Lead See Full Bio
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    Kirsten Team Lead

    What is your name?

    Kirsten Shepherd

    What is your official title at Camp Bow Wow?

    Lead Camp Counselor

    In what month and year did you begin working at Camp Bow Wow?

    March 2021

    Why did you want to work at Camp Bow Wow?

    I’ve always been around them and love to care and play with them

    What kind of dog/animal training have you had to help the CBW campers?

    Play yard dynamics

    What is your favorite part of your job at Camp Bow Wow?

    Getting to be with the dogs and seeing all the great and goofy personalities we have!

    Do you have pets at home? Describe them. Name, breed, age, personality

    I do. I have a leopard gecko named Daisy. She's about 10 years old. I have a chihuahua named taquito. He's a rescue so
    I think he's about 6 years old.

    What do you do in your free time? List Hobbies or anything interesting about you.

    I love to cook and try out new recipes and try baking things. I also love cuddling taquito with some food and watching tv
    with him all day!

  • “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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