My dogs go to day camp and love it. They also board overnight occasionally and since they like the place, there's none of the separation anxiety we used to experienced with traditional kennels. It also makes me feel better that they're not locked in a cage all day. So part of the appeal is for the dogs and part is for me. Great place.
My dog came home with 6 big red scratches on his stomach and a gash on the left side of his body. I didn't feel that the safety standard was very high.
I was also disappointed with the office overall. I filled out my application online but then had to redo it in the office, I specifically cleared my dog's collar beforehand and had to argue with office staff when we arrived, and lastly the website guarantees the ability to watch pets through cameras but those weren't working with no explanation or timeline to bring them back.
I was disappointment to receive a text saying there were normal business hours and go to pick up my dog and the place is closed! Once it was finally open, I arrive to pick up and my bag is lost so I waited in the lobby for over 15 minutes while my bag was searched for.
It's refreshing to come in the door to pleasant, friendly, happy folks. Being my first time and not even with my own dog (Foster with Peak Lab Rescue, that had a day left to use) I was glad to have the opportunity to learn more about Camp Bow Wow and thrilled to be able to watch the dogs all play for a bit. I am even considering bringing my own dog to see how he likes it. He loves all the fosters that come though our house.
I love that my dog, Ares, enjoys going so much we can't even say the word "camp" aloud. All of the staff has been pleasant and seems to care about him. I wish packages were still available with like buy 10 nights of boarding, get one free or something. Maybe some kind of weekly rate if boarding for the whole week. Still, it is a relief to have somewhere to bring my dog where he gets to play and interact while I'm traveling. I also like being able to see him on the cameras. Thank you to all the staff at the Durham, NC Camp Bow Wow for taking such good care of my baby! :)