A well-trained dog can fetch its owner's slippers, scare off an intruder, and herd a flock of crabs into a fisherman's basket. Reward your well-behaved canine with today's Groupon: for $75, you get up to six days of doggy daycare (up to a $150 value) and one dog wash (up to a $35 value) at Camp Bow Wow in Long Island City (up to a $185 total value). All new clients at Camp Bow Wow get the first day of camp free.
Camp Bow Wow's pack of certified dog-care professionals look after pups as the pooches rove and explore the 10,000-square-foot canine facility. During their stay, four-legged furballs spend the day socializing with other dogs or relaxing in a private cabin with a copy of Thoreau's Walden. The six play yards—each of which is streamed via webcam for owners' peace of mind—are populated by hounds with similar builds and temperaments. Camp Bow Wow's certified camp counselors receive training in pet CPR, as well as canine socialization and behavior, so they can intervene if Fido tries to form a treat-thieving gang with a pack of moles. As an added perk, a Camp Bow Wow staff member will give each tail-wagger one shampoo wash during daycare.
Monday through Friday, bipedal parents can drop off their furry kids as early as 6:30 a.m. and pick them up as late as 7:45 p.m. Weekend hours are 7 a.m.–7 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Dog-walking services are an extra $10 for a 20-minute walk.
Camp Bow Wow
Twelve years ago, Heidi Ganahl decided to pursue her dream and opened the first Camp Bow Wow in Denver. Camp Bow Wow has now burgeoned into a national franchise with more than 200 locations in 40 states, and her success has earned attention from the likes of CNN Money, CNBC, and various other news outlets.
One of the secrets to Heidi’s success? Her love of dogs. Born from a desire to provide a safe, healthy place where owners could drop their pets instead of cooping them up at home, each Camp Bow Wow location functions more like an all inclusive kids’ summer camp than a depressing kennel. Pooches are free to frolic with each other in indoor play areas and spend their afternoons making fun of the postman’s latest haircut, all while their owners watch them on Camper Cam video streams. For overnight visitors, temperature-controlled cabins host beds with fleece blankets, and the camp counselors give each canine camper a campfire treat before putting them to bed. Dogs and owners feel at ease knowing that certified camp counselors, trained in dog behavior and pet first aid, are close at hand.
Along with the visiting dogs, this Camp Bow Wow location also functions as a foster home for Project Halo, a local no-kill shelter.
4716 Austell Pl.
Long Island City, New York 11101