Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 24, 2006
Camp Bow Wow (http://www.campbowwowusa.com), the industry leader in doggy day care, announced today that it has sold its 150th franchise, making it the largest dog day and overnight care franchise in North America. In a mere three years, founder and Top Dog of Camp Bow Wow, Heidi Flammang has grown the business from one camp in Denver, Colorado to 150 locations nationwide.
"It has been our mission from the very beginning to create places where a dog can be a dog and parents know that their furry loved ones are safe and happy," said Flammang. "To do this, we have created a franchise based on a passion for dogs that is entirely turn-key, fully supported and delivers a home away from home for dogs —- and an attractive business opportunity for our franchisees."
In what has become a $500 million industry, doggy day care has been primarily a mom and pop business. While maintaining the feel of a mom and pop, Camp Bow Wow (http://www.campbowwowusa.com) has advanced and standardized the model into what is the most sophisticated dog day and overnight care operation in the country. Utilizing technology, state-of-the-art facility design, and intensive employee training, all in a camp-like setting, Camp Bow Wows are operationally the best run and safest environments for dogs:
- Camper Cams enable parents to monitor their pets in real time from their computers
- Camp Counselors are certified in Pet First Aid and Pet CPR, as well as dog behavior
- Climate controlled environment makes dogs stay comfortable and healthy
- Three or more equipped indoor and outdoor play areas deliver great fun
- Patented four-way gate systems—no chain link fences—shuttle campers around the camp and provide counselors continuous oversight
- Extensive interview processes for admittance ensures safe and happy campers in the most appropriate sections of the camp
- Camper D-Tails Report Cards provide parents daily feedback on campers
- 24/7 on-call veterinary services are available if needed
- Private cabins are comfy, equipped with cozy cots and fleece blankets
- Campfire Treats are doled out for campers to have fun and release anxiety
- Special needs are tended to, such as dispensing medicine, at no extra charge
- Service-focused staff is equipped with technology to make campers and parents lives easier and care-free
- 10% of the proceeds from Camp Bow Wow go back to helping dogs live better lives including bringing in foster dogs and donating to charities.
The idea for Camp Bow Wow was born in 1996, when Heidi and her husband Bion saw the first doggy day care open in Denver. Passionate dog lovers, Heidi and Bion formulated a plan for developing a doggy day care facility that was really all about the "camper" – play, freedom, loving staff and top-notch facilities where the dog's parents would feel comfortable leaving their pets for a day or an overnight stay. Shortly after completing the business plan, Bion died in a tragic plane crash. In 2000, Heidi revisited that plan and opened the first Camp Bow Wow. Today, the company has sold 150 Camp Bow Wow franchises in the United States and Canada.
The 150th franchise was purchased by husband and wife team Andy and Tracy Boyd in Charlotte, North Carolina, where other Camp Bow Wow (http://www.campbowwowusa.com) franchisees are seeing wild success. As testament to this phenomenon, there are only six territories remaining in the entire Charlotte area.
"We embarked upon a journey to fuse our love for dogs with the ambition to begin a family-owned business," said Andy Boyd. "We knew this was the right business to get into to because people's lives are much more demanding these days. They are waiting longer to marry and have families, have more disposable income and, more of them are having dogs as their companion or trial children. The convergence of these themes is driving extraordinary interest in products and services that cater to our 'furry children'."
Camp Bow Wow (http://www.campbowwowusa.com)
Camp Bow Wow is the premiere doggy day care and overnight camp in North America. It is designed to provide the highest levels of fun, safety and service for its campers, and peace of mind for their parents. Camp Bow Wow, where a dog can be a dog, currently has franchises in the United States and Canada, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.