Camp Bow Wow located in El Cajon, California is the best. We found there site when we were looking for some training for our new puppy. There was an adoption and information event held in their parking lot one Saturday morning, which we attended. We were given a wonderful tour of the camp along with information from the temperature to the sanitizing and play time at the camp. Each potential camper is given a day at camp to see if they are able to be sociable with humans and fur kids. This puts your mind at ease knowing that your kids are in a safe environment. It is amazing how much love they have for our pets. Each camper has his or her own ??little cabin with a bed, toy, and trash can?. This is where they all go during their lunch time and breaks. Our little man has never spent the night, but if he were to they keep soothing lullaby music on for their campers and each camper even gets a ??campfire treat? We have had our little man there since he was 3 months old. He is now 9 months old and loves to be there. Mark his wife and staff are amazing people. They truly love what they do. I was a bit nervous the first time we took him. I suppose one can relate my experience to that of a mother dropping her child at school for the first time, of course that is when your fur kids are like your real children. Mark is very good at calming first time nervous parents. Our little one was not used to baths, but they worked with him and he is always so clean, shiny and smelling good when we pick him up after a bath, and no stress or worry he is in a great mood.
Summer time was a blast. There is a pool inside each play yard for the kids to stay cool. Our little man loves playing in the pools. You want to know how we know? Camp Bow Wow has cameras all over the camp, which allow you to log in and watch them play using your computer. We just sit and smile seeing how happy he is. The Camp is always so clean. The play yards are kept clean of doggie mess almost immediately. Inside the floors are wiped up immediately when a camper has an accident. The hours are very accommodating to working parents. You can drop off your children as early as 6:30 am and if need be they are open until 7:00 pm.
They have many great events during the year. Meet ups with prizes and puppytinas for our fur kids at a local restaurant. At times the camp has an outside trainer come in for puppy training. This is where we had our little man in class. The staff is fantastic with communication and the camp offers everything from supplies to teeth cleaning at a reasonable cost. If you need a place for you kids you have to go and visit Camp Bow Wow in El Cajon. We plan on keeping our son going there for as long as he is able.
Happy parents, Sheree?? and Chuck and Zip our fur kid.
I had a very good experience boarding my "puppy" with Camp Bow Wow (He's 10 years old and 70 lbs, but he'll always be my baby). I usually get friends to look after him, so I was nervous about boarding him. I visited Camp Bow Wow beforehand and one of the owners gave me a complete tour that put my mind at ease. They just bought the franchise this Spring and you can see they're putting all their work and heart into making it a success. It was clean, safe & spacious, and the staff was friendly. I liked the idea that he could play and be social during the day and only be crated at night. The online web cams are great, too. I knew I could check on him if I wanted to. The price was very good and it's "all inclusive", no additional charge to feed your own food, give medication or even have a larger enclosure. Plus he got a free bath for staying more than 5 days (so he doesn't smell "foreign" when you bring him home!)
I was gone for almost 3 weeks and I was pretty nervous because my guy has bad separation anxiety. Turns out he managed to hurt himself trying to break out. But Camp Bow Wow took him to his vet and he got treatment right away. They all took great care of him and he was a happy camper when I came to pick him up. What could have been very stressful for me and the dog turned out fine. I know there was nothing they could have done to prevent the injury, he's a strong, smart dog who has done some really dumb (& scary) stuff even at home. That Camp Bow Wow handled the situation so well, is reassuring.
I would recommend them to anyone.
I looked all over the Internet, asked around, made phone calls to find a safe, clean and fun place for our dog to board in the greater San Diego area. I finally found Camp Bow Wow and it's new as of 4 months ago...
We brought Jaxson in a few days prior to boarding to have an interview. Well he stayed the whole day (complimentary) and when I picked him up he received a photo certificate for getting along well with his new friends.
Right from the start, the lobby is the cleanest place with the nicest people you want to meet! Then out in the boarding and play areas there is an automated thermostat for climate control and web-cams to watch your pooch. The play areas have inside/outside capabilities for your dog too. They play all day, nap, play again and sleep.
I'm so happy to see Jaxson so happy from our weekend out and he even received a gleaming report card. Who does that these days!?
Anyway, we are going to be coming to visit Camp Bow Wow for day cares and boarding from now on---thanks for being there for us!
I was really impressed with Camp Bow Wow. The staff is very friendly and the place is really clean and fresh smelling. There is no dog smell or odor. The play yards are good size and they have both indoor and outdoor play yards. I also like the ability to watch the dogs playing on-line. I would highly recommended this place for your dogs. They are treated like part of the family at camp bow wow.