This is a fabulous place! I took my 2 Chinese Crested (1 - 14 1/2 yrs old and the other 7 yrs old) and my Mexican Hairless (11 yrs old) for their interview. Yes I said interview. They don't only want to meet and speak with you, but your dog must pass the Canine Camper Interview. The interview consists your dog meeting another dog the same size and then a couple dogs and then several dogs. When they introduce the dogs, they are very smart and introdue them as a dog would. They allow each to smell the others behind, all while being very controlled. Then the dogs stay and interact for 2 -3 hours or lonoger if you wish to ensure how they will do. Once the dogs pass the test, then the staff meets and they are told about each of the dogs and how they interacted, etc. It was fun watching the process on the tv and even better that the dogs were tired from their experience without being overwhelmed or intimidated. I also like that there is always a human in with the dogs in the play area. Looking forward to the kids having an overnight with them. I live approx 1 hr north of this facility and it was the only facility I felt comfortable enough to allow my dogs to be boarded at.
I have 4 wonderful dogs who I've been taking to camp bow wow for over a year. 2 of which are a bit special needs. Neither of them are very playful in the group, and when they board they really don't eat much. The staff does such a wonderful job working with each of them on an individual bases. Every time I check the web cam's I see my two little dogs being held and loved on by the staff. When we've boarded them I've been very pleased with how happy and healthy my dogs are when I come to pick them up and I'm extra appreciative at how the staff takes the extra time to ensure my little dogs eat while they board at camp. And should my dogs be extra stubborn and not eat, the staff always lets me know. It didn't take to many visits before my pack really started to warm up to the staff. And even though my little dogs still aren't the most playful dogs, they both get very excited when we pull up to bow wow Its apparent that the staff smoothers them with attention.
I've been bringing my dog to day camp at Camp Bow Wow for almost a year and I can't recommend them enough!! I have a very high-energy, 18 month old pit mix. A walk a day simply doesn't cut it for him when it comes to exercise. Not only does playing with the other pups all day leave him one tired, happy dog, it teaches him great dog socialization skills. He is incredibly dog-social and I want to ensure he stays that way. I can't think of a better way to do that than to spend hundreds of hours in a caring, controlled environment with other dogs who have also been shown to be dog-friendly. Capone (like all dogs) was evaluated individually before he could join the camp. That means that they took the time to 'interview' him rather than making a blanket judgment based on his breed. I trust the staff at Camp Bow Wow implicitly and am happy to know Capone is having the time of his life rather than sitting home bored and lonely when I'm at work.