Camp Bow Wow

Initial Investment

LOW: $409,701
HIGH: $1,095,359

Change in Units

+6.3% +8 UNITS (1 Year)
+11.8% +15 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

2003 (13 Years)

Corporate Address

8820 W. 116th Cir., #D Broomfield, CO 80021


Christina Russell

About Camp Bow Wow

Heidi Ganahl opened the first Camp Bow Wow in 2000 and began franchising in 2003. All Camp Bow Wow locations offer doggy day care services as well as overnight boarding, with live webcams that allow customers to check in on their dogs. Some locations offer additional services such as grooming, training, and branded retail items. Ganahl later started Home Buddies to offer in-home care services such as pet-sitting, dog walking, pet food delivery, pet waste cleanup, grooming and training for both dogs and other pets unable to come to day care.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$409,701 - $1,095,359

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Camp Bow Wow has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

10% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 204

Lowest Rank: 458

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Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 4 days

Training at headquarters: 8 days

Additional Training: Home study: 1 week; online training

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 8 - 12

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Updated: September 22nd, 2016

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