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 attention from the likes of CNN Money, CNBC, and various other news outlets.
The Naples location is run by Dominic and Isel Tiziano, who moved from Illinois to Florida in 2006 and brought with them pups Nina and Pancho. The two traveled a lot for work and found they needed to juggle their schedules to accommodate the dogs. They finally found a doggy daycare they trusted enough to care for Nina and Pancho and liked it so much that they were inspired to open one of their own. A friend introduced them to Camp Bow Wow, and after speaking to Heidi Ganahl, they knew they wanted to be a franchisee.
Like the other locations, their Naples location functions more like an all inclusive kids’ summer camp than a depressing kennel. Pooches are free to frolic with each other in outdoor and 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. Dogs and owners feel at ease knowing that certified camp counselors, trained in dog behavior and pet first aid, are close at hand.