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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.

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    Tony & Jamie Years Open: 11 Owner

    Meet the Carusos!

    Have you met our pack leaders? Husband and wife team, Tony and Jamie Caruso are the proud owners of four Camp Bow Wow Franchises, two in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan and two in Springfield, Missouri.

    A Man and His Dog

    The Caruso family Camp Bow Wow story all started in April of 2007. Tony’s Hungarian Vizsla, Abby, ignited Tony’s passion for dogs and drove his entrepreneurial spirit to invest in a Camp Bow Wow. As Tony worked to grow the Camp business, his personal pack also grew…by four.

    Abby's relationship with Tony crossed the "Man's best friend" boundary into what he refers to as "jealous ex-girlfriend" territory. However, Abby has graciously learned to share the man in her life with the other family in his: his wife Jamie, their daughter Ella (born in 2011), and their son Enzo (born 2016). And don't forget about the fur-family members; Bella, a Mastiff that thinks she is a lap dog that the family adopted in 2012, and an Abyssinian cat (born in 2007), that thinks he's a dog named Louie. He is Ella's partner in crime and often the victim to her fashion prowess. When Louie isn't causing trouble with the dogs or meowing for attention, he can usually be seen in the season's latest fashions (i.e. Ella's accessories). Ella and Enzo are clearly the pride of the pack (shh, don't tell Abby!) and have grown up in a house full of animals.

    Growing Camp!

    As dog lovers, the Caruso family love what they do. They were excited to grow their pack even more when the opportunity arose to take on a second location in Springfield, Missouri in March of 2015 . With a great team of Camp Counselors at both locations, they were able to make this expansion and bring their passion for dogs to Springfield! In January 2016, the Carusos decided to try something new when taking on their third location - Camp Bow Wow Lil' Campers of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, one of only two concept locations especially designed to care for our littlest Campers.

    They feel right at home in the Camp Bow Wow Franchise as they are both pet owners themselves. Being able to fetch peace of mind for pet parents is something they understand from both sides of the fence. The opportunity that Camp Bow Wow brings to foster and further the relationship between man and his best friend, is an opportunity that’s just too good to pass up.

    Community Outreach

    The family cares and loves being involved in their camp local communities. Tony and Jamie’s passion for animals allows them to help with charity fundraising and participation with multiple rescue groups in Saint Clair Shores and Springfield. They host bite prevention readings with the “Scout Says, Dogs Get Nervous Too” book at Ella’s school and other local elementary schools and libraries. Tony also uses his dog training knowledge and experience to train volunteers at our local rescues and work with the dogs on a one-on-one basis. You may even catch Tony dressed up in the Scout mascot suit at our events.

    Outside of Camp

    When Tony and Jamie aren’t busy scratching butts in the play yards at Camp you can usually find them in Downtown Detroit at a Lions or Tiger’s game, in Kansas City watching a Royals baseball game, or hitting the links for a game of golf (Jamie supervises the cart).

    Next time you are at Camp, make sure to say hi to Tony and Jamie!

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    Carsen Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 Assistant Manager & Brand Ambassador

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Carsen's chocolate Lab, Ebbie, was a regular Camper, which is what introduced her to Camp. Being a dog lover, Carsen could not think of a more perfect place to work. You can always find Carsen working the Front Yard, or working on some marketing in the office!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Carsen loves being able to get to know the dogs and their families as well! Sharing stories with owners about each individual dog makes her job even more fun! Carsen enjoys socializing with the Campers AND their humans.

    My pets: Ebbie is a seven-year-old chocolate Lab who started coming to Camp at four-months-old. Ebbie enjoys taking naps, relaxing in her spa (pool), and going on walks! Carsen added a second four-legged family member in April of 2017! Her name is Storm, and she is a four-year-old black Labrador Retriever. Storm loves to play fetch with her tennis ball and cuddle up after a long day for some belly rubs!

    My hobbies: Carsen graduated from Missouri State University in May of 2016. In her free time, Carsen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hanging out with Ebbie and Storm, and going to concerts!

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    Valerie Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6 Months Assistant Manager & Brand Ambassador

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Valerie rescued her first dog, Lupine, in July of 2016 and her life was fur-ever changed. She became a self-proclaimed dog-obsessed mom that wanted to learn everything she could about Lupine's health, species appropriate diet, and behavior. This led her to become a Camp Bow Wow Springfield client!

    Valerie learned just how much the Camp Counselors cared for her dog, and our customer service combined with our Camper Cams sold her to become a Camp Bow Wow lifer. After being a client for over a year, Valerie decided she wanted to make a life change and start working in the animal field!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Her favorite part about her job is connecting with our furry Campers. Valerie enjoys watching them play in the play yards, and taking pictures of them for our social media pages and blogs! She also always finds time to visit our Campers in their spacious cabins so she can have one-on-one time and give them extra snuggles and love!

    My pets: Lupine is Valerie's two-year-old Beagle mix. She is a very chill girl who loves to nap, but when she visits with her fur-iends she really enjoys running, romping, chasing, and Beagle howling with them! Lollie is Valerie's most recent addition to their family. Lollie is an eight-month-old Jack Russell Terrier mix that stole Val's heart instantly and led to a very quick foster fail. Lupine and Lollie love going on outdoor adventures with their parents. You can follow along on their journey on Instagram, @snoopinlupine!

    My hobbies: In Val's free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with Lupine, Lollie, and her boyfriend, Boone. When she's not updating her dog's Instagram, you can find her in Arkansas rock climbing, trail running, or camping. She also loves kayak fishing with her dad and hummingbird sight seeing with her mom!

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    Addie Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Addie is an animal lover and was excited about the opportunity to work with dogs.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Addie’s favorite part of her job is being in the play yards – simply being around dogs makes Addie happy! All of the personalities of the pups put a smile on her face every day she is at Camp.

    My pets: Addie has two Beagle mixes, Peevie and Hollie! Peevie is a very laid back six-year-old who enjoys barking at passersby. Hollie is five-years-old and very energetic!

    My hobbies: When Addie is not at Camp, she can be found playing sand volleyball, hanging out in her hammock, and playing tennis!

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    Alex Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Alex wanted to work at Camp because the fun atmosphere combined with the opportunity to work with animals greatly appealed to him.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Alex's favorite part of working at Camp Bow Wow is seeing how excited the Campers get when they meet up with their parents after a full day of play. They are always excited to get to Camp but they LOVE going home to their families!

    My pets: Alex has a seven-year-old Doberman Pinscher named Axle at home. He is very amusing and has a hard time understand that he is a dog - not a human!

    My hobbies: Outside of Camp, Alex is usually practicing for his business club, playing football, or reading. He enjoys traveling with his various school organizations. Alex hopes to one day become a marketing manager and manage his own firm!

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    Amber Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Amber has a huge passion for dogs and loves all animals.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Amber's favorite part of her job is being able to see the Campers blossom and come out of their shells throughout their visits at Camp!

    My pets: At home, Amber has a three-year-old Doberman named Siri, and a puppy Red Doberman mix named Ruff. Siri is a spunky girl full of attitude, but also a lover! She loves people, dogs, and anything with a pulse. Ruff is a sweet boy who Amber recently adopted from Rescue One. Siri and Ruff have hit it off!

    My hobbies: Amber spends most of her free time with her fiance, Eric, and their two fur babies. Eric and Amber are movie and music fanatics! Amber also enjoys DIY projects such as making dog treats or making house decorations.

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    Callie Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 Months Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Callie is pictured here with Camper, Otis! She joined our Pack in July of 2018. Callie wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow because she is passionate about working with animals. She had previously worked with horses so a switch to canines seemed like a good fit!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: One of Callie's favorite parts of working at Camp is being around the staff. She says, "they are so cheerful and wonderful all the time!"

    My pets: At home, Callie has two Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd mixes, Tini and Roman! They are both a year-and-a-half old. Callie's newest addition to the family is a German Shepherd named Ally! Ally is about three-months-old.

    My hobbies: In her free time you can find Callie riding horses and loving on her dogs! If you see Callie out in the play yards on the Camper Cams, rest assured she is treating your pup well and giving them lots of love!

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    Channing Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Channing initially heard about Camp through his girlfriend, Jess, and it did not take long for him to put in his application!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Channing's favorite part of his day to day tasks is grooming. He enjoys giving our Campers baths and nail trims before sending them home at the end of the day! Channing is a team and always goes above and beyond to help out co-workers. Whether it be inside or outside of Camp, Channing is always willing to extend a helping hand.

    My pets: Channing is clearly an animal lover. He has two dogs, Myah and Bismarck (more commonly known as "Bizz") who he brings to Camp with him occasionally! Myah is a very sweet but protective three-year-old Australian Shepherd/Brittany mix. She is a little shy but very, very lovable! Bizz is a Beagle/Coonhound mix who loves his naps! Don't let his snoozing fool you, he is always up for a walk or belly rub! Channing also has a one-year-old ferret named Uzo, and an active kitten named Captain. These boys are best friends, and can always be found getting into various shenanigans throughout the house! Last but not least, Channing has two sugar gliders named Lilly and Tilly. They enjoy sleeping all day and playing all night - because they are nocturnal!

    My hobbies: At home, Channing spends his free time with his animals, playing video games, going out to dinner with Jess, and getting used to being a dad! Channing and Jess recently welcomed a baby Kai into their family. To say Channing stays busy would be an understatement!

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    Dustin Years With Camp Bow Wow: 8 Months Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Dustin grew up around animals, and was interested in the doggy daycare world when he started at Camp in February of 2018. He has many animals at home, and was eager to get started!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Dustin's favorite part of his job is the people and the Campers. He loves that everyone is super friendly and shares the same love for dogs that he does. It makes working at Camp a good time. So much of a good time that it doesn't feel like a job, which is a huge plus!

    My pets: At home, Dustin has a six-month old red merle Aussiedoodle named Ned. He is super smart and has a great personality. Dustin also has a four-year old merle Great Dane named Miss Marvel. She is a giant lap dog! Peach and Daisy are St. Bernard/Great Pyrenees with gorgeous coats. Their main responsibility is to patrol his family's farm! Dustin also has three horses, five cats, and a llama!

    My hobbies: In his free time, Dustin loves to take Ned to the park and Bass Pro. He also likes to workout on a regular basis and participate in any recreational sport he can! When Dustin has a free weekend, he and his roommates like to take their kayaks out, and go floating and camping for a few days!

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    Emilee Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 Months Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Emilee joined our Pack in July of 2018. Emilee wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow because she really loves dogs. She think it’s super cool how each dog has their own personality! She is thankful for the chance to meet and work with all the different dog personalities at Camp.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Emilee's favorite part about working at Camp Bow Wow is creating relationships with each Camper!

    My pets: At home, Emilee has four dogs. She has two Boxers, a Husky, and a mixed breed puppy! Her two Boxers are Jax and Sophie. Jax has three legs and is the strongest and sweetest dog. Emilee says he loves to cuddle and enjoys being around little kids. Her other Boxer, Sophie, loves to sleep! She has the most fun playing with her puppy sister, Luna. Emilee's Husky is Paige and is the "mom" of all the dogs. Paige the oldest and enjoys being the alpha of the pack! She loves to be pet and loved on. Emilee's mixed breed puppy, Luna, is the most energetic. She loves to play and always gets excited when Emilee and her brother get home from school. Luna may be a lil crazy but she definitely loves to cuddle!

    We are happy to have Emilee as part of our Pack!

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    Jacob Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Jacob heard about Camp through his friend Rachel who just so happens to be one of our Shift Leaders! He liked the idea of a flexible work schedule seeing as he is a busy college student and decided to join the team.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Jacob’s family always owned small dogs when he was growing up. However, since starting his job here at Camp, he quickly found a love for bigger dogs as well. One of his long-term goals is to have a house large enough for a big dog someday. Jacob’s favorite part of his job at Camp Bow Wow is getting to meet and play with all of the new Campers that come in each day. He loves introducing the Interviews to the play yards and watching their personalities shine as they make new friends!

    My pets: Jacob has two dogs at home. The first is an eleven-year-old Shih Tzu named Bingo. Like most older dogs, Bingo enjoys napping throughout the day. Beans is Jacob’s second dog, who is an energetic puppy who loves socks. If he does not hide them, he can usually be found chewing them up!

    My hobbies: When Jacob is not at work, he spends time playing Nintendo games with friends, and eating Chinese takeout. Jacob is currently studying Accounting at Missouri State University.

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    Jess Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6 Months Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Jess wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow because she has a strong passion for dogs. She says, "being able to help take care of the Campers is something I enjoy more every day!"

    You might ask, what sparked her interest in dogs? She took a Veterinary Science class in high school which skyrocketed her passion. Since working with Camp Bow Wow, Jess has identified the importance of learning each Camper's needs and personalities. She continues to learn more every day.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Jess's favorite part of her job is spending time caring for the Campers.

    My pets: Jess has two dogs and one cat. Her three-year-old Australian Shepherd mix is named Addi Mae. Addi Mae is very laid back and is super loving; she even is a bit of an attention seeker! She also has a five-year-old Beagle mix named Tucker Blue. Tucker Blue loves to cuddle on the couch! He is very dependent on his family and enjoys being near them at all times. Both Addi and Tucker were rescued from The Humane Society!

    My hobbies: In her free time, you can find Jess spending time with her family. "They are the most important people in the world to me," says Jess. She also enjoys going to the river, playing guitar, and drawing. If she's not out and about, you can bet she's with her family and cuddling with Tucker on the couch!

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    Lacy Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Lacy was excited with the idea of being able to play and work with dogs for her job when she started at Camp. Fast forward to now and she is still just as excited to come to work each day!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Lacy loves every size and breed of dog, which means she loves each and every Camper! She always takes the time to get to know the dogs and their distinct personalities each day she is at Camp. You can always find Lacy in a play yard loving on all of our pups!

    My pets: At home, Lacy has a seven-year-old Golden Retriever named Copper! Copper is a very loving and cuddly girl. She loves swimming, chasing squirrels, going on long walks at the park, playing fetch, and going to Camp!

    My hobbies: In her free time, Lacy enjoys nature and being outdoors – especially with Copper! She goes to the lake as much as she can, and loves spending time with her family and friends. Lacy is a senior in the IB Program at Central High School. She stays busy throughout the school year playing soccer, the flute, and working at Camp!

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    Ruby Years With Camp bow Wow: 3 Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Ruby was looking for a job that she would look forward to every day. Lucky for us, she found Camp Bow Wow- Springfield!

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: During all of Ruby's shifts, she will do everything from managing play yards, covering the Front Yard, and grooming to taking pictures of the campers. Ruby is always willing to go above and beyond to help out her co-workers- whether they ask for it or not!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Ruby recently transitioned to full-time so you will get to see her more when you drop by. She rarely stops moving while she is at work and loves that time flies while she's having fun at camp!

    My pets: Teddy is a five-year-old Black Lab mix. Bobo is a Great Pyrenees.

    My hobbies: Outside of camp, Ruby enjoys spending time with fiance, Sheldon. Ruby and Sheldon are in the process of starting a farm and have recently added pigs and chickens to it! Ruby also enjoys cooking, reading, babysitting her two-year-old niece, Athena, and planning her wedding!

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    Tabitha Years With Camp Bow Wow: 4 Months Camp Counselor

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Tabitha has always found animals super interesting and she says "they immediately brighten up anyone's day," which is why she wanted to join the Camp Bow Wow Pack!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Her favorite part of the job is seeing the dogs grow and always being around them. Tabitha says, "I literally wouldn’t want any other job; every dog is so unique and I genuinely want to know and be friends with each dog!"

    My pets: Tabitha has three dogs at home. London is a Chihuahua-Shihtzu mix and is eleven-years old! Despite her age, she is such a child and has a goofy personality. Mia is a four-year old Miniature Pinscher who is extremely sweet and loves everyone! Lastly, Neeko is a mix-breed that Tabitha took in. He is around three-years old and is protective of his momma!

    My hobbies: In her free time you can find Tabitha hanging out with friends. She also enjoys swimming, eating, and studying hard at school! Tune in to the Camper Cams and watch Tabitha love on your pup (because she loves giving them attention)!

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    Chelsea Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6 Camp Manager

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Chelsea has earned the title of Camp Manager! Originally she loved the idea of working part-time at a doggy day care while she was in school, but now she can't imagine her life without all of the happy Campers five days a week! Chelsea has completed Scout's Academy Paw 1, 2, and 3 certifications. She is also in the process of becoming a certified dog trainer, and voluntarily dresses up as our Camp mascot, Scout!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Chelsea's favorite part of Camp is maintaining a happy work environment for the clients, Campers, and employees! She genuinely enjoys socializing with the clients and getting to know them. To her, providing a safe place for parents to leave their dogs is the greatest reward of her job.

    My pets: At home, Chelsea has a six-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix named Zeus. Zeus enjoys dressing up in cool t-shirts, getting pup cones from Andy's, and snuggling with Chelsea every chance he gets. It's safe to say he has his mom wrapped around his paw!

    My hobbies: Chelsea graduated from Missouri State University in May of 2014. Since she grew up at the Lake of the Ozarks, Chelsea is an outdoor girl at heart. When she's not at Camp you can usually find her taking Zeus on nature walks, going to concerts, attending sporting events (especially St. Louis Cardinal games), and updating the line-ups on her fantasy sports teams!

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    Heather Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 Director of Human Resources

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Heather came to Camp Bow Wow to promote a positive community spirit among the staff and its customers. In other words, if you stand too close to her for long, she may offer up a hug or two! She grew up on the Eastside and started off as a very happy customer of Camp Bow Wow. While most of her background has been in a more formal business atmosphere, her love for animals drew her to Camp. She continues to use her experience and passion to keep Camp Bow Wow a place where safety, customer, and cleanliness are top notch.

    Fun Facts

    Hobbies: Heather enjoys spending time playing with her dog, Gimli, and traveling with her husband, Rus. She loves anything to do with the water and if she can find a weekend to go camping and read a book, then she has found a little slice of heaven. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and likes to keep active. Most of all, she loves to dance and does so whenever possible... mostly at home, while cleaning and singing into her hairbrush!

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    Beverly Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 Marketing Manager

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Beverly has known and worked with Camp Rangerette Jamie since 2001. You read that right, that’s 17 years! Beverly loved working with her and thought it would be fun to combine her love of marketing with her love for dogs.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Beverly works hard behind the scenes for Camp but she also has personal experience in training. She trained one of her dogs in level one, level two, agility, freestyle, and fly ball in 2000. Beverly loves working with dogs and truly sees the value in socialization and training. Beverly isn’t the average marketing consultant – she’s the paw-fect person for us, right?!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Beverly’s favorite part of her job is working with people who love dogs as much as she does. She loves sharing the Camp Bow Wow brand with other dog lovers! Beverly gets to spend a lot of time on social media, looking at cute dog photos, dog videos, and planning fun events for you and your pup. She can’t get enough of it!

    My pets: At home, Beverly has two dogs. Midnight is a Labrador Retriever/Corgi mix who she rescued in 2013. Midnight was six years old at the time and Beverly happily gave him a better life! Minna is a Miniature Schnauzer who thinks she is human. She was more than happy when Beverly brought home Midnight and quickly taught him how to play and chase squirrels!

    My hobbies: Outside of her marketing world, Beverly is a proud Army Wife! She loves spending time with her husband, Bobbie, her adopted son, Zeke, and her step-son, Eliott. Beverly is a coffee addict who enjoys traveling, playing board games, going to the beach, cuddling with her dogs, and spending time outdoors!

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    Chelsey Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 Regional Director

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Previously, Chelsey was the Program Director at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri for nearly five years.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: Chelsey received her Canine Behavior Assessor Certification through the Humane Society's partnership with PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin' Program which has served her well in both her rescue work as well as in the open play environment at Camp Bow Wow.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Chelsey is thankful for the opportunity at Camp Bow Wow to see, on a daily basis, the positive impact she can have on a dog's life. Being able to meet the mental and physical stimulation needs of dogs with Camp gives Chelsey great joy. She knows that helping the Campers be the best dog they can be will keep them in their FUR-ever home. She also still enjoys helping our friends at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri through Camp Bow Wow's Foster Dogs At Camp program and various fundraising events.

    My pets: Chelsey shares her life with two pups! Her first fur-child is a Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua mix named Ellie Bug. Ellie is a seven-year old rescue from the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. She describes Ellie as a "big personality in a little package," which is how we'd describe Chelsey! Finn Diesel, a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix, joined Chelsey's family in February of 2017! He stole Chelsey's heart from a rescue in Pittsburgh, Kansas and she will be the first to tell you it was love at first sight. Finn loves to play in the water, go hiking, and playing with his big sister, Ellie!

    My hobbies: When Chelsey isn't at work, you can usually find her at her yoga studio, enjoying herself outside or curled up with a book.

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    Bailey Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 Shift Leader

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Bailey's first word was "dog" so you better believe it when we say we knew she would be a paw- fect fit for Camp! She started working at Camp right after she graduated high school, and her love for dogs has continued to grow over the years.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Bailey loves interacting with the Campers, meeting new breeds, and advocating for the foster pups! You may see Bailey working in the Front Yard every now and then - but you can always find her in the play yards! To say she is obsessed with dogs would be an understatement.

    My pets: Max, a two-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, is a high energy pup but rarely leaves Bailey's side. Max comes to work with Bailey every day! Bailey also has a three-year-old rescue mutt named Paisley, who make celebrity appearances at Camp occasionally.

    My hobbies: Bailey is studying Clinical Psychology and Sociology at Drury University. Her goal is to become a Clinical Psychologist! Bailey also enjoys being outside as much as she can. A few of her hobbies include hiking and biking with her pups, and boyfriend, Logan!

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    Carley Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Shift Leader

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Carley found out about Camp from her roommate (and one of our previous Shift Leaders) Adrienne. Adrienne used to bring Carley's dog, Pongo, to Camp on a regular basis. When Adrienne moved away, Carley happened to be looking for a new job but also wanted Pongo to continue to have socialization and exercise each week! There wasn't a better option than to work at Camp!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Carley's favorite part about her job is that each day is a little different than the others. We're constantly meeting new dogs and Carley is always in different play yards, which means she gets to play with all different sizes - from the smallest to the biggest!

    My pets: Pongo is Carley's two-year-old Great Pyrenees/Husky/Boxer/Lab (AKA her mutt mix). Pongo is quite the character and has many animated expressions, some that will show sass every once in a while! Pongo loves snuggles, belly rubs, treats, and other dogs.

    My hobbies: Carley is studying Art Education and Photography at Missouri State University. As you could guess, Carley enjoys doodling, taking pictures, and just about anything that allows her to create art! She also spends her free time going to movies, finding fun recipes to cook, and going on long walks/hikes with Pongo when the weather is warm!

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    Peter Years With Camp Bow Wow: 1 Shift Leader

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Peter worked at a dog daycare and boarding facility in St. Louis for three years so he is experienced in the doggy world.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: His favorite part of his job is getting to spend time with all of the Campers and getting to know them. They are obviously what makes the job so great!

    My hobbies: Outside of Camp, Peter stays busy! He plays Dungeons and Dragons weekly with his friends. His group of friends also get together weekly for dinner! Peter sings in the Men's Chorus of the Ozarks. He enjoys doing theatrical makeup and styling hair, which has led him to enroll in Cosmetology school!

  • “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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