It’s a “fun, safe and upscale environment” where residents get “lots of attention from a well-trained staff.” Lest guests stray, “webcam monitoring and professional security systems make sure all campers are happy and safe!”
Sounds like someplace rich people would send their delinquent kids.
No. It’s Camp Bow Wow, providing posh daycare for dogs whose owners can’t bear to leave them in the backyard when they go to work. Accommodations include playtime with other dogs (humping is discouraged), massages, grooming and a swag bag.
If you leave town the camps provide kennel services too. Overnight guests get “campfire” treats before the lights go out. Then they’re put to bed in their own Camp Bow Wow cabins. Each cabin includes a bed, climate control and piped-in classical music.
Camp Bow Wow was founded by Heidi Flammang in 2000 in Boulder, Colorado. Today there are over 200 franchises across North America. The business made $8 million in 2006.
That’s a lot of puppy chow. But Camp Bow Wow doesn’t take just any dog. Each guest is interviewed to ascertain social skills. Dogs must be at least four months and vaccinated for rabies, kennel cough and distemper.
Also, no pit bulls. They’re banned due to their energetic, playful, lethal nature.
After all, this is dog camp, not summer camp.