Meet Camp Counselor, Heather!

springfield-heather and maddie (1)Heather has been working here at Camp Bow Wow Springfield since April of 2015, and has always had a passion for dogs. These days you will typically find Heather working the Front Yard, but she always finds time to get her dog-fix in the Back Yard!

The responsibility of being a dog owner has made Heather aware of how deep the relationship between a dog and their owner is. Being able to work AND play at Camp with her dog has created bonds and memories that are irreplaceable!

Heather’s Chiweenie, Maddie, is two-and-a-half-years old and is the perfect mix of sassy and sweet. Maddie is a little picky at first about the people she hangs out with, but if you have a treat in your hand she will be your instant best friend! It is clear Maddie loves her mom, and always looks forward to snuggling with Heather at the end of each day!

Heather is studying Elementary Education with an emphasis in Child and Family Development at Missouri State University. Her dream job is teaching in the Springfield Public Schools system after she graduates in Spring of 2018! When Heather is not at work or school, she enjoys going to country concerts, going on random road trips, or cuddling on the couch with Maddie watching a chick flick. Like mother like daughter!

DIY Dog Biscuits

dogtreatsIn celebration of International Dog Biscuit day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite doggie DIY recipes for you to test out.

While these recipes are fan favorites of our pups, be sure to check with your veterinarian about allergies, etc. before you introduce a new food to your dogs diet.

One of my favorite recipes I found while perusing Pinterest (another one of my addictions) is this simple three ingredient recipe from this site.

Banana & Coconut Oil


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil


  • Mix flour and mashed banana together, add enough coconut oil to make it dough like
  • Roll out dough and cut into shapes
  • Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or longer (depending on the size of the biscuit)*

*You’ll know they’re done when they start to brown around the edges

Pumpkin Cut Oats


  • 1/4cup pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix well
  • Roll out on a floured surface
  • Cut into shapes with your favorite cookie cutters
  • Bake on lined cookie sheet for 40 minutes or until crisp
  • Store in air tight container and refrigerate

Banana cookies


  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Roll into 1″ balls
  • Place on lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Store in airtight container and refrigerate

Camper Of The Month: Meet Millie H.

Camper of month Springfield Millie H.Meet Millie H.!

Millie is a four year old Standard Poodle that has been coming to Camp Bow Wow Springfield since 2013!

Famous at Camp for her fashionable hair bows and PAW-some accessories, this pretty lady steals the hearts of everyone she meets!

Always willing to welcome the new Campers to the pack, Millie makes new friends every time she visits. This playful, sweet natured girl was the perfect pick for the month of love!

Meet Foster Dog Sophie!

sophie-foster MOMeet Foster Dog Sophie!

Meet Sophie! This pretty lady is a 2 year old Catahoula mix. She’s very active and is looking for a fur-ever family that can keep up with her active lifestyle. She plays great with other dogs at Camp and loves all the the activity in the play yards. She enjoys a nice long run, so if you’re looking to up your game in the fitness department, Sophie is ready to run!

Sophie is available for adoption through the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, for more information on Sophie give them a call (417) 833-2526!