Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2008
Tails began wagging on July 18, 2008, as the first Camp Bow Wow® in New York opened for business in Long Island City. Dogs and their two-legged guardians are invited to visit the premiere doggy day care and overnight boarding camp located at 4716 Austell Place, Long Island City, New York at the intersection of Skillman Avenue and Austell Place. Pups are invited to come in and experience an entirely new concept in doggy day and overnight care.
Camp Bow Wow® has a lot to offer to their furry friends. Its upscale environment enables pooches All Day Play, Snooze The Night Away® while receiving lots of love and attention! Camp Bow Wow® Long Island City features a state of the art facility that sets it apart from competing doggy boarding centers. The camp-themed décor creates the feel of a cozy mountain lodge, and the indoor/outdoor play areas are surrounded with premium wooden fencing.
Only at Camp Bow Wow are live Camper Cams® installed in every nook and cranny of the camp, so that owners can remotely watch their beloved pooches play all day. Certified Camp Counselors® are always present at camp, and Camp Bow Wow® offers the leading staff-to-dog ratio. The camp has a 10,000 sq. ft. facility complete with 6 spacious play yards. The play yards are equipped with doggy jungle gyms and pool splash parties during the hot summer days!
This doggy day care is just different. For one thing, there's the all day play. Instead of spending most of the day in a cage, with minimal walks, dogs that visit Camp Bow Wow® enjoy most of their time (whether it's for day camp or boarding) playing in one of six large indoor/outdoor play areas. "During the day campers can spend most of their time outdoors playing with their four-legged friends," says owner Stephen Neagus. "At Camp Bow Wow® our day campers find themselves exhausted by the end of the day when their guardians come to pick them up. The guests who stay overnight are given a tasty campfire treat just before being tucked into their own private and spacious cabin." The facility is completely climate-controlled to maintain maximum doggy comfort throughout the day and night, and all cabins come complete with a cozy fleece-lined cot.
Another unique quality of the camp is that Certified Camp Counselors® monitor the pooches all day and adhere to a strict camper-to-counselor ratio for dog safety purposes. All counselors are trained in dog behavior, safety, and health management, including CPR and First aid training. Camp Bow Wow® knows how dogs play and interact, so all sizes and types of pups are kept very yappy! As an additional safety measure, large and small doggies play in separate areas.
Stephen is ready to open the doggy doors for business and is very excited to be a part of the great NYC dog-loving community.
Stephen has owned and operated a successful dog walking/pet sitting business in the city the past 6 years. He wanted to expand his doggy horizons to include a place that all pups would be pulling their owners toward. Once Stephen left his corporate job on Wall Street, he could fully commit to what he enjoys the most, the pups! Thankfully he has achieved that with Camp Bow Wow®! In addition to upholding a strong commitment to the dogs, Stephen has made a commitment to improving his community. Stephen has volunteered with the Big Brother/Big Sister program for the past 8 years improving the lives of youth in the NYC community.
Camp Bow Wow® Long Island City will be hosting a VIP (Very Important Pooch) event on July 31st at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST. This is the perfect opportunity for local businesses owners and invited guests to meet the staff, take a tour of the camp, and enjoy a little wine and cheese while networking and enjoying the new facility.
There are a few requirements to be a camper and it all starts with the free interview day. The interview is a meet-and-greet with dogs of similar size and temperament, and Stephen advises owners to leave their pooches for the full day. "Basically, it's a free day of camp and we get to know our future guests on a first-name basis," says Stephen. Before coming in for an interview, all campers must be spayed/neutered and up to date on Rabies, Distemper, and Bordatella vaccines.
For more information:
Visit Camp Bow Wow® online at http://www.campbowwow.com/longislandcity, stop by for a personal tour, or call the Camp at 718.392.WOOF (9663).
About Camp Bow Wow®
At Camp Bow Wow® campers can enjoy indoor, climate-controlled play areas as well as large outdoor play areas complete with security fencing, puppy pools, and doggy playground equipment. Overnight campers lounge in cabins with cots and fleece bedding, and are provided a campfire treat at bedtime.
For the campers' protection, Camp Bow Wow® has a variety of security features including live Camper Cams® allowing dog owners to view their pets from remote locations throughout the day as well as a 24-hour security monitoring system. Camp Bow Wow® also has Certified Camp Counselors® to watch over the campers while they are at play. Camp Bow Wow® is the largest doggy daycare and boarding franchise in the country, with 73 locations open nationwide and over 220 franchises sold.