In the Spring of 1994, my husband Bion and I put the finishing touches on a business plan that represented our dream of owning a business, and our wish to create a happier place for dogs to stay for the day or night.
The thought of leaving our own beloved furry friends in a kennel just wouldn't do, so we created a plan for a fun, safe, camp version of the traditional kennel. At the same time we were developing the plan for Camp Bow Wow®, the pet care industry was growing by leaps and bounds. A new concept called "dog day care" was starting to pop up around the country, which was an integral part of the Camp Bow Wow® concept.
Soon after we began our search for the first Camp Bow Wow® location, Bion died tragically in a plane crash. I never gave up on the dream we had and eventually opened the first Camp Bow Wow® in 2000.
At Camp Bow Wow® we provide a fun, safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention! We provide doggy day camp for clients wishing to drop their dogs off in the morning and pick them up in the evening, as well as overnight boarding for travelers. Overnight boarders play in the day camp program during the day and are kenneled individually at night.
Our customers are committed to us because we take extra care with our furry guests. They receive treats, play all during the day, receive lots of love and TLC and customers can view their pets on the web cam via the internet while they are at work or traveling. We serve an upscale, high-income clientele and have a very high rate of return customers. Camp Bow Wow® has been featured in newspapers, magazines, television shows and various web sites throughout the nation!
Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camps provide a fun, safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention! We provide doggy day camp for clients wishing to drop their dogs off in the morning and pick them up in the evening, as well as overnight boarding for travelers.
Overnight boarders play in the day camp program during the day and have their own individual cabins at night. Some facilities also offer a variety of other services including grooming, training, doggy massage and an assortment of retail items, including Camp Bow Wow brand dog bowls, bandanas and more!
Your initial investment will generally range from $60,000 to $80,000, and your Camp start-up costs will range from $250,000 to $500,000 (including your initial investment). The franchise fee, all of your equipment, deposits, training, supplies, initial marketing, advertising, and working capital for your first year of operation are included in your Camp start-up costs. During our weekly web presentations we are happy to discuss in more detail the investment involved in becoming a part of the Camp Bow Wow pack.
A PROVEN SYSTEM OF DOING BUSINESS
At Camp Bow Wow®, we utilize consistent and proven start-up and operations systems that keep our family of facilities similar in look, style and customer experience. Our continuous improvement systems focus on sanitation, safety of the employees, safety of the dogs, excellent customer service and quality care of our furry clients, so that you are always on the cutting edge of the dog boarding and day care industry.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
You will be included in comprehensive and ongoing training to keep you at the cutting edge of the boarding and day care industry. Experts in dog behavior, sanitation, safety, customer service and technology will be at arm's reach to assist as needed.
At Camp Bow Wow®, our goal is to see that you are successful in operating your franchise. When you become a franchisee, we become your most valuable business resource because we are committed to giving you all the operational, marketing and training support you need. You can count on us at all times – good and bad!
DEDICATION TO SAFETY AND QUALITY
We understand the importance to dog owners that their furry friends are safe, healthy and happy when they visit all of our locations. Our focus on safety and consistency among locations is what puts Camp Bow Wow® heads and wagging tails above the rest! We know our customers can count on the same high standards every time they send their pup to "Camp" – and we'll help you maintain that high standard.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
You can expect that we will be continually researching our markets to find out who our customers are and what they want. There are always great new services and products in the works, like our Bow Wow Buddies!™ program to incorporate additional service offerings at our Camps (dog walking and pet sitting out the home, mobile dog grooming, self serve dog wash and more!). We always welcome innovative new ideas from our franchise owners as well!
BENEFITS OF DYNAMIC BUYING POWER
You can count on us to be your connection to quality suppliers who have proven track records. You can also be assured that we are continually negotiating the best possible values on products and supplies. Our shear volume buying directly benefits your bottom line.
COMMITMENT TO BRAND GROWTH
At Camp Bow Wow®, we have a clear vision for the future. We are dedicated to being the number one dog boarding and day care facility in the country! We are dedicated to continued growth in all our markets. And, we are dedicated to success – yours and ours!
Our Canine Campers spend all day at Day Camp, from early in the morning to late in the evening, romping and playing indoors and out with lots of attention from our well-trained staff! Overnight campers even get special "Campfire" tasty treats each night before lights out, when they are tucked into their own spacious, comfy and clean Camp Bow Wow® cabin. Each cabin includes a comfy bed to curl up on in a climate controlled atmosphere. Campers from the same household can even stay together in the same cabin. In addition, Camp Web Cam monitoring and professional security systems make sure all our Campers are happy and safe!
We serve our Campers their very own food during their stay to avoid upset tummies, and special requests for your Camper, from medicines, extra treats, or special care for older pups and other requests are no problem here - at no extra cost!
We strive to make Camp Bow Wow® as clean and safe as possible for all of our Campers! They must be neutered or spayed, current on Rabies, Distemper and Bordatella (for Canine Cough). They must socialize well with other dogs, and be in good overall health. Please see our Camper Policies for more detailed information.