Weekend Day Camp

running dogsCamp is always fun but there is something special about play dates with fur-iends on the weekend! We are open from 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Our weekend boarders make great playmates and would love to have the extra company!

If your weekend plans have been taking a back seat to worrying about your dog being home alone, worry no longer. No need to call and make a reservation. Just pop in and let your Camper play for the day!

July Camper Of The Month, Sadie!

Sadie Moles July 2018 COM CollageSadie is a beautiful three-year old English Springer Spaniel who has been an active Camper since 2016!

If you aren’t familiar with Sadie, she is the furry family member that belongs to our racer buddy Cam! When her family is on the road to Cam’s races, Sadie chooses to spend her time with us at Camp.

Sadie wins all of our hearts over with her soft smiles and playful demeanor. We are excited for Sadie’s future with our CBW friends in Kansas City, as her family is moving to be closer to Cam’s home track!

It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later, Sadie!

Bedtime Belly Rubs And Campfire Treats!

While you are more than welcome to pack your dog’s treats from home when they board with us, we like to give them a little something special from us!

cbw-campfire-treats-2We make what we call “Campfire Treats”, and pass them out at bedtime to your Campers. Campfire Treats are simply two Milk-Bone® treats with peanut butter between them, but made with a lot of love! This is why we double check that your Camper does not have food allergies at boarding check-in.

The Camp Counselors go around and tuck every Camper into bed for the night and give them some bedtime belly rubs with their treat. Sleep tight, Campers!


Be Mindful Of The Hazards That Come With Summer

cute poodle chihuahua mix senior female dog rolling in clover grSummer is known for being hot, hot, hot! When you are out and about with your fur-iend this summer, keep in mind these hazards that come with warm weather:

  • Dehydration – Make sure your dog has access to water – Inside and outside! Don’t forget to refill the bowls with cool water regularly.
  • Outside Critters – While most may be harmless, one can never be too safe! Keep your yard tidy and avoid areas that have tall grass/junk piles (where critters like to keep cool).
  • Sidewalks – It is easy to forget about how hot the sidewalks get because we are wearing shoes, but think twice before you take your pup on a long walk! Scout out routes that have shade/grassy areas so that the pads of your dog’s feet don’t have to be on the pavement for long periods of time.
  • Cars – We are all guilty of running an errand and leaving our fur-children in the car. The summer heat makes cars get extremely hot very quickly, so avoid leaving them in the car altogether!
  • Heat – Don’t leave your dog outside for extended periods of time. Even if they have water, make sure they have access to the air conditioning so they can cool down!

Prima Bathing System

PrimaWe are extremely excited to tell everyone about our new Prima Bathing System. Whether you schedule your Camper for a Basic Bath or Hydro Bath, your pup will be getting a top-notch cleanse!

During the bath, oxygen is mixed under pressure with the shampoo and water solution so that when it is released into the coat, it is fully activated for cleansing. The air-injected, low-volume, high-pressure applicator enhances the ability of the shampoo to cut through the oil and dirt clinging to the pet’s coat and skin, for a cleansing you simply cannot get with other methods.

We can get your pup cleaned up after a day of Day Camp, a night of boarding, or a walk-in! Just give us a call to schedule a session today. Our phone number is 417-882-9247!


Meet Camp Counselor Bella!

Bella Blade 2Bella joined our Pack in January of 2018 because Camp’s atmosphere and environment looked like a paw-fect fit for her!

Prior to working at Camp, Bella managed her grandfather’s cattle ranch. She has experience training the ranch dogs from puppies to adulthood, and practiced unique techniques to get them to obey without discipline. Bella proudly uses those helpful tools every day at Camp!

Bella’s favorite part of her job is the Campers. She loves that no matter what mood she’s in, she can always find dogs that make her feel better. Bella also loves her co-workers! She knows that as long as she shows up in a red Camp shirt and has a good attitude, she’s bound to have a dog gone good day!

At home Bella has four pets, two dogs and two cats! Tattoo Magoo is the oldest member of the family. He is a seven-year old brindle Boxer, with one of the worst cases of stinky breathe ever. Tattoo Magoo is just about as awkward as they come, but he just loves to love. Baxter is her most recent rescue. He is a one-year old Labrador Retriever/Greyhound mix. Prior to Bella rescuing him, he was kept in a cage most of his life so when it comes to energy, he has plenty! Baxter is full of joy and spunk and never lets his past get him down. He literally attaches himself to any human and/or dog he meets!

Bella’s two cats are rescue brothers named Ichabod and Thunder. Bella is known for going around her house and announcing every day how they are the literal loves of her life because, well, they are! Ichabod and Thunder give her all of the snuggles and kisses she needs. The boys are complete opposites, but use that in their favor to even one another out. They have been inseparable since birth, and they have every intention of keeping it that way!

Outside of Camp, Bella enjoys longboarding, biking, and being outdoors. She also recently just got into hammocking! Bella loves to go to the lake or river with friends, and especially loves hanging with her animals.