Camp Bow Wow

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Camp Bow Wow, an Inc. 5000 company,[1] is a dog daycare and boarding franchise headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado. The company was founded in 2000 by Heidi Ganahl and it operates over 125 locations in the United States and Canada. The company offers a variety of pet services including, day care, boarding, grooming, training and retail. The company also has other brands including Home Buddies and Behavior Buddies.

  • "Home Buddies" is an in-home pet service provided by many Camp Bow Wow locations that will make home visits to care for pets while owners are away. This is not limited to dogs, but includes any other household pets, such as cats, fish, reptiles, hamsters, rabbits, and birds.
  • "Behavior Buddies" is a behavior and dog training service that is offered by many Camp Bow Wow locations.

In August 2014, Camp Bow Wow was acquired by VCA Animal Hospitals (NASDAQ: WOOF), a leading animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada.[2]

Camp Bow Wow has received a number of awards and recognition including:

  • 2015: #410 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 [3]
  • 2009-2013: Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree[4]
  • 2013: #173 on Entrepreneur Magazine's list of America's Top Global Franchises
  • 2010: #10 on WPO/AmEx Open's list of Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies
  • 2010: #50 on Wall Street Journal's list of 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Companies
  • 2009: Stevie Award for Best Overall Company of the Year[5]

Camp Bow Wow has information about franchise opportunities on their website.


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