CBW Camp Counselor’s Guilty Pleasures

Movie Dog

This month’s guilty pleasure theme is TV Shows! We know we aren’t the only ones who binge watch our favorite shows before and after work with our dogs. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Chelsea -The Kardashians
  • Adrienne – Arthur
  • Carsen – Fixer Upper
  • Chelsey – Game of Thrones
  • Bailey – The Bachelor
  • Jacob – 16 & Pregnant
  • Ruby – Chopped
  • Heather – Bachelor In Paradise
  • Rachel – Once Upon A Time

What is your favorite show to watch with your pup?!

Celebrating Seeing Eye Dogs!

Blind Person With Her Guide Dog

January 29th is a day to celebrate seeing eye dogs and the fabulous work they do to support visually-impaired individuals.

One of Missouri’s popular seeing eye dog organizations is the Missouri Guide Dog Users. Missouri Guide Dog Users, also known as MGDU, was formed in 1998 by eight guide dog handlers primarily residing in the Joplin, MO area. Since then, it has expanded across our Show Me state, and has become a proud affiliate of the Missouri Council of the Blind.

Missouri Guide Dog Users strives to raise awareness, raise funds, and advocate for all guide dog teams throughout Missouri. This wide variety of involvement includes working methods, health issues, guide dog schools, retirement of a guide dog, and many other topics. MGDU is also active in helping to maintain and form legislation that is relevant to service dogs and their owners.

We want to wish a very Yappy Birthday to all seeing eye dogs! To read more about Missouri Guide Dog Users, click here!

Meet Our Foster Pup, Tater!


Tater is a very loving and playful ten-month old Hound/Pointer mix. She loves her toys – tennis balls, Kongs, bones and basically anything she can get her paws on! Tater knows the basic command of “sit” and will give you puppy-dog eyes that will melt your heart. We see may fun hours of Day Camp in Tater’s future because of her high energy and love for socialization.

She gets along well with other dogs but really loves attention from her Camp Counselors. Tater enjoys getting baths and posing for the camera! Help us find this active, happy girl a fur-ever home.

Tater is available for adoption through The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri! Ask to meet Tater today!

Meet Shift Leader, Bailey!


Bailey’s first word was “dog” so you better believe it when we say we knew she would be a paw-fect fit for Camp! She started working at Camp right after she graduated high school in the summer of 2015 and her love for dogs has continued to grow over the years.

You may see Bailey working in the Front Yard every now and then – but you can always find her in the play yards! To say she is obsessed with dogs would be an understatement. Bailey’s favorite part of her job at Camp is interacting with the Campers, meeting new breeds, and advocating for the foster pups!

Bailey brings her two-year old Australian Shepherd mix, Max, to work with her every day! While he is a high energy pup, he rarely leaves Bailey’s side. At home, Bailey also has a three-year old rescue mutt named Paisley, who makes celebrity appearances at Camp occasionally.

Outside of work, Bailey is studying Clinical Psychology and Sociology at Drury University. Her goal is to become a Clinical Psychologist! Bailey also enjoys being outside as much as she can. A few of her hobbies include hiking and biking with her pups, and boyfriend, Logan!

MLK – A Large Influence On Animal Rights Movement


One of the most inspiring connections between Martin Luther King, Jr. and animals was on June 18th, 1964, when he was arrested and placed in a police car. Officers placed a German Shepherd in the vehicle with him as an attempt to intimidate, but instead Martin Luther King Jr. made friends with the dog.

Although Martin Luther King, Jr. did not have known direct involvement with animal issues, his courage and determination sparked inspiration for his family members.

After Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, his widow, Coretta Scott King, continued as many of his projects as she could. She also began advocating for animals in various ways including with her words and actions. Their second son, Dexter, also joined in on the movement. Dexter became a vegan in the late 1980’s. He called his views on animal rights a “logical extension” of his father’s beliefs on non-violence. Shortly after, Dexter convinced his mother, Coretta Scott King, to become a vegan as well.

Ultimately more and more animal rights movements quickly continued to grow. To read more about Martin Luther King’s influence on animal advocates, click here!

January Camper Of The Month, Murphy!

cbw-spfd-jan-com-murphy-mikelMurphy is an eleven-year old Cocker Spaniel who has been to Camp every single month since he first interviewed in July of 2011! These days he makes his weekly half day visit to Camp on Wednesdays and hangs out in Sandy’s Play Yard.

When he is not supervising the play yard from the ramp, he is usually following his Camp Counselors around waiting for some ear scratches and belly rubs! They feel so good he has to lean against their legs to keep standing up! When his mom picks him up, he is sure to her all about his day! He does not miss a single detail!

We love Murphy’s dedication to Camp and have loved watching him mature into the handsome gentleman he is over the years!