Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies Franchise

Dog day care & boarding services

In the spring of 1994, my husband Bion and I put the finishing touches on a dog business plan that represented our dream of owning a dog franchise together and our wish to create a happier place for dogs to stay for the day or night. The thought of leaving our furry "kids" in a kennel just wouldn't suffice, so we created a plan for a fun and safe Camp version of the traditional dog kennel. Soon after we began our search for the first Camp Bow Wow location, Bion died tragically in a plane crash. I never gave up on our dream and I eventually opened the first Camp Bow Wow in 2000.

Since then, Camp Bow Wow has grown into the country's premier dog day care and boarding establishment with over 90 current locations and another 115 Camps under development in the U.S. and Canada. While maintaining a mom-and-pop feel, we have advanced and standardized our concept into the most sophisticated doggy day care and overnight operation in the country. Utilizing technology, state-of-the-art facility design, and intensive employee training,
Camp Bow Wows are operationally the best run and safest environments for dogs to play, romp, and receive lots of love and attention.

In early 2009, we launched our newest pet care concept, Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow! This in-home pet sitting service leverages our years of experience leading the dog services industry and channels these efforts into a new opportunity targeting a rapidly growing market. As a Home Buddies franchisee you will manage a team of devoted pet lovers who cater to a unique segment of the population who demand the highest levels of quality and service. Home Buddies will offer dog walking, pet sitting for dogs, cats, birds, fish, small mammals and reptiles, shuttle service to and from vet offices and Camp, grooming and training services, care for special needs pets, pet food delivery and pet waste clean-up services.
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How much does it cost to open a Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies Franchise?

The investment required to open a Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies Franchise is between $718,500-$1,457,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $50,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies name.

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    10 years
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When did the first Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies open? 2000
When did Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies start Franchising? 2003

United States: Nationwide

Canada: Nationwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Other Financing Source(s): Financing available through a third party.

Unlike other business opportunities, becoming a Camp Bow Wow franchisee provides you with the most comprehensive and applicable training program available in the dog care industry. You will gain immediate knowledge on how to operate your Camp efficiently, as well as learn the emerging science of dog behavior, group play dynamics, sanitation, pet first aid and safety. Joining Camp Bow Wow will dramatically reduce your investment risk and put you on the right path to success!

On-The-Job Training: 36 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours
Additional Training: Home study: 1 week; online training
Absentee Ownership Allowed

Our turn-key franchising program does not end when you open your doors for business. When you join our pack, you become our most important asset and we are committed to providing you with the marketing, training, operations and systems support necessary to help you succeed. Whether you are our most profitable Camp or are a Camp in need of some help, our goal is to work with you to proactively identify areas to improve, innovate and become better than ever.
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8 - 20

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies

    Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies

    Camp Bow Wow/Home Buddies
    7577 W. 103rd Ave., #209
    Westminster, CO


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