Camp Bow Wow Completes Expansion and Renovation
Camp Bow Wow Bridgewater™ Completes Expansion and Renovation to Become the Largest Camp Bow Wow Franchise in the United States
Fido Now Enjoying New and Improved Amenities and Services
Camp Bow Wow Bridgewater, the area’s premier doggy daycare and overnight boarding facility, is giving dogs something to howl about this winter. The newly expanded and renovated facility has doubled in size since opening in 2005, making it the largest of the popular Camp Bow Wow franchises in the nation. Camp Bow Wow is the leading pet care franchise in the United States with more than 200 current locations.
New features of the expansion include significantly more space for indoor play and dog training; additional overnight “cabins,” including the creation of a Teacup Pup Room for small and toy breed dogs; renovated grooming salon; and the upgrade to high resolution webcams so owners can get a better view when checking up on their dogs while they are at camp.
Americans spend more than $52 billion on their pets every year and spending is expected to have increased by 3.8% in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association. The pet industry continues to grow and pet owners are spending more on pampering their animal companions than ever before. These “pet parents” seek out doggy daycare for their busy schedules and upscale vacation stays for pets while they’re traveling on business or pleasure.
Owners Randy DeFazio and Sherri Hayes opened the Bridgewater location of Camp Bow Wow in 2005 and responded to increasing demand for their pet services by undertaking two major expansions. The facility is full-service, offering overnight boarding, daycare, training, grooming and bathing, and special events—all in a clean, safe and odor-free environment.
“We’re so excited about this expansion because it will enhance the experience for all of our four-legged campers and their owners,” said DeFazio. She attributes a great deal of Camp Bow Wow Bridgewater’s success to providing fun, top-quality pet care by an attentive, caring staff. “We have such a dedicated team that treats our campers like family. It always amazes me how much detail they know about the dogs in our care.”
Dogs at Camp Bow Wow are grouped by age, activity and socialization levels and placed together in fenced play areas with access to outdoor areas throughout the day. The spacious “cabins” are used only for feeding and night-time sleeping or rest periods.
To ensure safety and a pleasant stay for all, dogs must be screened before becoming campers. The process includes an “interview” to assess temperament and social skills and a review of health records to make sure vaccinations are current.
“We found a career that would allow us to do what we love, and the good fortune to be able to give back to the community,” Hayes explained. In addition to caring for clients’ dogs, Camp Bow Wow found a second purpose – to help homeless pets in need.
Since opening in 2005, Camp Bow Wow Bridgewater has fostered more than 80 homeless dogs and, in some cases, helped to rehabilitate and train the dogs to increase their chances of getting adopted. Sponsoring community events and hosting their own fundraisers for local animal welfare organizations is routine for the owners, including the FlapJack Fundraiser on January 27 at Applebees to benefit Rawhide Rescue of Warren.
Flapjack Fundraiser to Benefit Rawhide Rescue
Sunday, January 27, 2013
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Applebee’s of Bridgewater, 640 Promenade Boulevard
For $10 Tickets: 732-805-0888
Co-sponsored by Camp Bow Wow and Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital