Chelsey joined us in January of 2016 and we are very happy to have her leading our team!
Before coming on board with Camp Bow Wow, Chelsey was with the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri for nearly five years. For three of those five years, Chelsey worked as the Programs Director managing the Volunteer, Foster, and Rescue Programs for the shelter. She received her Canine Behavior Assessor Certification through the Humane Society’s partnership with PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ Program. This has served her well in both her rescue work as well as in the open play environment at Camp Bow Wow.
Chelsey is thankful for the opportunity at Camp Bow Wow to see, on a daily basis, the positive impact she can have on a dog’s life. Being able to meet the mental and physical stimulation needs of dogs with Camp gives Chelsey great joy. She knows that helping the Campers be the best dog they can be will keep them in their FUR-ever home.
Chelsey shares her life with two pups! Her first fur-child is a Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua mix named Ellie Bug. Ellie is a seven-year-old rescue from the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. She describes Ellie as a “big personality in a little package,” which is how we’d describe Chelsey!
Finn Diesel, a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix, joined Chelsey’s family in February of 2017! He stole Chelsey’s heart from a rescue in Pittsburg, Kansas and she will be the first to tell you it was love at first sight. Finn loves to play in the water, go hiking, and playing with his big sister, Ellie!
When Chelsey isn’t at work, you can usually find her at her yoga studio, enjoying herself outside or curled up with a book. She also still enjoys helping our friends at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri through Camp Bow Wow’s Foster Dogs At Camp program and various fundraising events.