We enjoy the remote cameras! It is comforting and entertaining to watch our little fella run, play and rest when we can't be with him. Those that work at Camp Bow Wow are always present, interacting with the dogs in the play areas during the day..... I especially appreciate that since we have just the one dog who thinks he IS a human... so he also enjoys a quick head rub and a kind word. Our dog Baxter is well taken care of during boarding opportunities, well fed and freshly bathed each time we pick him up. The staff is respectful and knowledgable and quickly tend to our end of day pick up, still with a smile even though we can hear the sounds of many dogs still playing! And this facility is ALWAYS clean and smells fresh!
Above and beyond everyday activity, Lincoln Camp Bow Wow provides special photo op celebrations for holidays and birthdays and arrange opportunities for us to fund or provide for other agencies that help animals. They foster dogs who are looking for forever homes, and they grieve with us when our pets wag their tails for the last time..... knowing that dogs are full members of families. Many thanks to Camp Bow Wow!
In my 30 years of dog ownership- I have never use doggy daycare services. When we adopted an older, small dog from the humane society we didn’t know she had horrible separation anxiety but we loved her and refused to turn her back in, even when others suggested that we do so. We knew we had to make it work so we looked into doggy day care and had Camp Bow Wow in Lincoln recommended.
We were already super protective and anxious but the staff at Camp were so sweet. I spent almost the whole first day watching Mona on the live camera feed. Over time the staff continued to prove themselves as real dog lovers who provide quality care. They know Mona and both myself and her dad when we walk in the door, and even seem to know our pick up and drop off schedule and are surprised when we switch it up. They really proved themselves when I had 2 separate staff talk about Mona’s behavior and personality showing me that despite all the dogs they have there- they are truly paying attention to all of them and able to form connections. It is not a place that just kennels the dogs and collect payment.
Shortly into our stays, Mona got a small, minor wound. We weren’t even sure it happened at Camp (remember I watch her on camera a lot and never noticed anything happening) but brought it up to staff just to make sure she wasn’t being bullied and/or being a bully. Coleen was so sweet and inquired with all staff and very supportive. Not once did anyone get defensive or change their interactions with us or Mona. We did not hesitate to return, fully trusting her safety. There are often days now that I forget to look at the camera and when I do it’s not out of a source of anxiety but just curiosity or sharing the adorable scenes with some of the kids I work with. They love checking on the dogs as a reward for hard work!
Finally, I really believe this has done wonders for her socialization. When she doesn’t go to Camp she comes to work with her mom at a mental health clinic. Co-workers have mentioned how much she has grown in her comfort with others and willingness to leave my side. Our agency will often have other dogs and in watching her at Camp I am confident that she will adapt and make friends with no fear of aggression, even though she does still want to be the center of attention.
Tom and Colleen are very knowing so I trust my dog there. I have also not been in for awhile as my dog was aging and dealing with ailments. I brought my new puppy in when I was finally ready for another dog and Tom and Colleen remember my beloved Oliver like they’r they had seen him yesterday. It’s nice to know that we were important enough to remember!!
All staff know my dogs by name and treat them as their own. They do a great job keeping up with all the dogs that come through the camp everyday by keeping everything clean, making sure the flow of dogs in and out happens in an efficient and safe manner, and they host fun events for both dogs and parents alike.
Camp Bow Wow is the best place to take your dog for daycare or overnight care. They treat your dog as if it was there own. Play play with them, give them treats and love on them. I would not think of taking my dog anywhere else.