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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 Avery Years Open: 1
    Avery Owner Years Open: 1 See Full Bio
    Photo of Avery Years Open: 1
    Avery Years Open: 1 Owner

    Avery Lea Griffin, owner, operator, and manager of Camp Bow Wow South Asheville, North Carolina, was born on the United States Air Force Base in Homestead, Florida. In 2015 Avery started taking a foster dog, Zeus, to daycare at the Camp Bow Wow in Covington, Louisiana. By day three of dropping Zeus at day care, Avery decided she wanted her own camp. Finally in March 2017, her dream came true and she owned Camp Bow Wow South Asheville.

    Avery has been rescuing dogs for over 20 years. Generally, her foster furbaby numbers ran in the single digits; however, at one point she fostered 18 dogs on her farm. In 2015, she rescued a momma dog from animal control, who gave birth the next day to 8 bouncing babies, all of which found loving furever homes. In addition to rescuing dogs, Avery ran rescue transports for 15 years. She has two furbabies of her own, Buddy, the boxer, and Hunter, the lab/ridgeback mix. Buddy was her first foster failure in 2008 and Hunter, her last in 2013. Avery remains active in the Asheville area dog rescue community.

    Avery graduated with a bachelor of science in finance from the University of Alabama, a master of business administration from Tulane University, and a law degree from Loyola University. In 2013, Avery piloted her horse, Her Boy Wonder, to a national championship as the USEF’s Amateur Owner Hunter Horse of the Year. After 25 years, Avery retired from practicing law and her equestrian pursuits to open her own Camp Bow Wow.

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    Corinn Assistant Manager Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 See Full Bio
    Photo of Corinn Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1
    Corinn Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Assistant Manager

    Corinn Waltz was the first employee at Camp Bow Wow South Asheville. She was hired on as the marketing scout. After months of helping the owner Avery get ready to open she stepped into the assistant manager position. She has a bachelor of science in mass communication and a minor in sociology from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. She was born and raised in Illinois and has lived in Asheville since July 2017. She owns one dog of her own who she adopted from the Asheville Humane Society, named Howard the hound. Howard loves coming to work and playing 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 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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