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About Franchising with Camp Bow Wow

A Dog Care Franchise That’s Revolutionizing the Industry

Camp Bow Wow has had a big impact on the pet care industry – in fact, we've disrupted it by creating a daycare that dogs would design for themselves. Dogs visit Camp Bow Wow more than 4 million times a year, and our swiftly growing company has upended the traditional canine kennel model by creating a unique experience for dogs. We’re an overnight and day care concept that dogs — and their owners — truly love.

We are a boarding and grooming franchise with over 190 units in the U.S. and Canada and with more than $95 million in revenue in 2020. See Available Locations

Here are some statistics of what we've been able to accomplish as the leader of the pack:

  • Industry's First: Founded in 2000 and began franchising in 2003
  • Ranked in Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for 10 consecutive years
  • Industry's largest Pet Care Franchise with over 190 Camps!
  • Experienced 12%* average annual revenue growth from 2016-2019, which is six times the growth rate of the economy (2%) and nearly twice the rate of the boarding and grooming industry (7%)
Dogs need four things to thrive:
socialization, exercise, stimulation, and a little TLC!
Our passion and curiosity about what’s best for dogs and
their humans drives us to keep pushing and innovating.

Dogs don’t want to be locked away in cages, only being let out for brief bathroom breaks or listless pacing in a lonely dog run. That’s yesterday’s kennel. The hallmarks of Camp Bow Wow’s innovative practices — like live-streaming webcams, a formula for staff-to-dog ratios, playing with other dogs all day, and constant supervision when dogs are at play — are becoming more and more commonplace. The copycats are welcome. After all, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. We remain the disruptor in the pet care industry because we understand, in our bones, why each of those innovations are important. We love dogs! We are always looking for ways to make dogs’ lives better, and to help pet parents keep their loved ones cared for and happy.

*Figure represents the average aggregate increase in annual gross revenue for all locations that were open and operating for any length of time during 2016, 2017, 2018, and/or 2019. The financial performance representation contained in Item 19 of our 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document also includes: (1) annual unit-level gross revenue; and (2) select expenses for expense reporting franchises.

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Creating "Pull Demand"

Pull demand is a term marketers use to define when customer acceptance of a product or service is so high, customers storm the gates – this is something you may see Apple customers do. We have our own version of pull demand. Camp Bow Wow can anecdotally measure a Camp’s success by something we call the “pull factor.” If a dog is pulling hard on his leash to get into the Camp, we know we’re doing a good job. Many of our regular customers bring their dogs to day care several days a week. For the dog, walking into Camp Bow Wow is like walking into a favorite bar. They sidle right up to their friends and start enjoying each other’s company immediately. Our overnight boarders trickle in throughout the day. They’ll be spending the night with us, tuckered out after playing with the other Camp dogs. When the day care dogs go home at night, the boarders settle into their comfy Cabins with fleeces and cots in a climate-controlled environment with soothing, piped-in music. They even get Campfire Treats™ before lights-out.

Bow Wow Accolades

  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2022
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2021
  • Franchise Innovation Award 2021
  • AHA In House Excellence 2021
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2020
  • Franchise Innovation Award Winner 2020
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category 2019
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Best of the Best 2019
  • Franchise Innovation Award Winner 2019
  • Best In Biz Awards Winner 2019
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Best of the Best 2018
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category 2018
  • Stevie's Gold Winner 2018: Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Best of the Best 2017
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category 2017
  • Stevie's Gold Winner 2017: Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Stevie's Silver Winner 2017: National Sales Team of the Year
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category 2016

We are backed by an industry giant!

In 2014, Camp Bow Wow was acquired by VCA, the largest veterinary animal hospital network in North America. VCA’s leadership saw an opportunity to take the brand to the next level and provide a springboard for Camp Bow Wow and our franchise owners. We now have access to a brain trust consisting of a network of over 1000 animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. This relationship has deepened our knowledge and raised the bar even higher on the standard of canine care.

Like many dogs, we go nuts when the phones rings! Call (870) 600-2713 to learn more about us!

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