Meet Camp Counselor Haley!

Haley Ford 2Haley picked the right day and time in May of 2017 to visit Camp and ask questions, because when she came in a group interview was about to start. We invited her to join, and the rest is history! The work at Camp Bow Wow such as training, grooming, and play yard management has inspired Haley to pursue dog-centered careers.

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!

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 falling in love with her 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:

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!


Woofstock 2017

CBW Woofstock 2017 Collage

We were so happy to see over 30 of our clients at Woofstock this past weekend! Two of our clients even won contests! Sophie tied for first for “Biggest Dog” and Harley won “Best Dressed”.

Thank you so much for coming out and supporting Camp Bow Wow at our first event of the year! Here’s to a year filled with many more events!

National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day Is April 30th!

CBW SWHLooking for a good excuse to adopt your new fur-child? What better day than on National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day?!

The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri is a local shelter that is near and dear to our hearts. We foster pups for them regularly! Not only does this open up space for them, but we get to provide the dogs a different environment – with a lot more play time!

For more information about the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, click here!

Meet Our Foster Dog, Sissy!

CBW Sissy Foster CollageSissy is a two-year old Labrador Retriever mix who is full of spunk! She is very social, and plays hard in the play yards with all of her Camper friends.

Sissy is a very high-energy and active pup! We believe she would love any and all outdoor adventures. Sissy is very sweet, and has a big personality!

Sissy is available for adoption through the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. Help us find Sissy a fur-ever home!