Bow Wow Buddies Foundation Angel Tree

cbw-angel-tree-1Starting on Friday, December 1st, our Angel Tree in our lobby will be filled with Bow Wow Buddies Foundation ornaments. The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides urgent medical care funds to dogs who are either homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills.

Our goal is to raise $1,000 by Christmas. If you donate at least $10, you get an ornament with you and your dog’s name on the tree! Thank you in advance for your generous donation!

Meet Camp Counselor Amber!

Amber Taylor 2Amber joined our Pack in May of 2017! She has a huge passion for dogs and loves all animals. Amber’s favorite part of her job is being able to see the Campers blossom and come out of their shells throughout their visits at Camp!

At home, Amber has a three-year-old Doberman named Siri, and a puppy Red Doberman mix named Ruff. Siri is a spunky girl full of attitude, but also a lover! She loves people, dogs, and anything with a pulse. Ruff is a sweet boy who Amber recently adopted from Rescue One. Siri and Ruff have hit it off!

Amber spends most of her free time with her fiance, Eric, and their two fur babies. Eric and Amber are movie and music fanatics! Amber also enjoys DIY projects such as making dog treats or making house decorations. Amber is expecting a baby, so between working at Camp and maintaining her hobbies have made her pregnancy fly by!

Rescue One Howl-iday Donation Drive

Donation Drive 2017Kindly donate any and all sizes of these new or gently used items now through Thanksgiving:

  • Food
  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Collars
  • Leashes
  • Crates

Rescue One is a non-profit organization and relies solely on the generosity of others to function. Drop your donations off at Camp next time you come by!

Meet Camp Counselor Haley!

Haley Ford 2Haley picked the right day and time in May of 2017 to visit Camp! When she came in that day,  a group interview was about to start. We invited her to join and the rest is history!

Haley’s favorite part about her job is getting to know all of the Campers, and letting them get to know her! It didn’t take long for relationships to form, and Haley loves seeing the dogs every day. Haley also likes the fact that we provide a service that many responsible dog owners need. Knowing the Campers are able to play and have fun all day instead of being stuck at home while their parents are gone makes Haley happy! The work at Camp Bow Wow such as training, grooming, and play yard management has inspired Haley to pursue dog-centered careers.

At home Haley has a two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix named Rochay. Rochay was one of our foster pups from the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri until Haley adopted her in August of 2017. Haley couldn’t help but fall in love with Rochay and her piercing blue puppy dog eyes and we don’t blame her! Rochay loves cuddles in the morning, her favorite fox toy, and laying under her human’s feet while they make food in the kitchen.

Haley also has a three-year-old Great Pyrenees named Belle. Belle is a giant fluff ball of love who enjoys cuddles from people 24/7! It is still unclear whether she is too smart for her own good or if she’s a big ditz because trying to talk her into doing anything her humans ask of her is nearly impossible. Regardless, her adorable face and relentless cuddles make it impossible to get mad at her! Rochay and Belle are best buds, and enjoy playing outside for hours upon hours!

Outside of Camp Haley is very artistic. She loves to draw and make goofy cartoons of her friends and family. Haley also loves to write short stories, novels, and poetry. Both her art work AND writing have been honored multiple times. When Haley is not drawing or writing she enjoys music. Her family is musical and they have a band together. Haley keeps herself busy with all of her artistic adventures!

#GiveAFetch 2017

#giveafetch2017We are excited to participate in #GiveAFetch which kicks-off on Saturday, September 23rd! #GiveAFetch is a national campaign that promotes being a responsible pet parent and community member while celebrating the special things we do for our dogs.

Starting on Saturday, you will find a big cardboard tennis ball dispenser in our lobby. The next time you visit Camp, fill out how you ‘give a fetch’ on one of the paper tennis balls provided and place it on the globe of the dispenser. Each week, one client will be selected to win a free day of Day Camp! #GiveAFetch lasts through October 31st so get in on this fun nationwide initiative!

For more information about the campaign, click here!

Hurricane Harvey Animal Relief Efforts

VCA Charities LogoWe are now accepting donations for VCA Animal Hospitals charity!

100% of the donations will go towards helping dogs in crisis.

Cash and checks are welcome! Please make checks payable to “VCA Charities”.

For more information, visit: http://www.vcacharities.org/donations

Meet Our Foster Dog Rochay!

CBW Rochay Foster CollageRochay, also known as “Shay”, is a medium/large two-year old Shepherd mix. As we’re sure you’ve noticed, she has beautiful blue eyes that will steal your heart!

Rochay plays in Pancake’s Play Yard and is very social and energetic. It took her a couple of days to get comfortable, but with a little patience and a lot of love she warmed right up!

If you’re looking for a dog who loves people, going on walks, water, and getting attention, Rochay is your girl! She is good on a leash and enjoys sunbathing in the grass in the middle of her walks.

Rochay is available for adoption through The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. Stop by Camp and ask to meet her today!