November 22, 2005 - DENVER – Camp Bow Wow™, the first and largest national franchise concept in the dog boarding and day care industry, announced its 100th franchise agreement today, just one year after signing its 25th agreement. The 100th location is slated to open next year in O’Fallon, Ill. to provide high quality and personalized boarding facilities for dog owners looking for alternatives to the traditional kennel.
Since selling its first franchise in August 2003, Camp Bow Wow has experienced tremendous growth and success. The milestone announcement is a result of Camp Bow Wow’s aggressive national expansion plan, which includes the following U.S. markets – Florida, California, Texas, North and South Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Nevada, and Missouri. As a result of its explosive growth in the U.S., the franchise also recently unveiled a development initiative to enter Canada in 2006. Camp Bow Wow Canada, headquartered in Calgary, will oversee regional development in Western Canada with at least 15 locations within the next two years, creating more than 100 jobs.
“Signing our 100th franchise agreement almost one year to the day from signing our 25th franchise agreement is thrilling,” said Heidi Flammang, president and founder of D.O.G. Development, LLC, the franchisor of Camp Bow Wow. “This astounding growth signifies that to millions of people, dogs are more than just pets – they are members of the family. We look forward to continued growth of the Camp Bow Wow pack of phenomenal franchisees.”
With more than 43 percent of U.S. households owning a dog, the demand for day care and boarding facilities that offer quality, personalized service is on the rise. D.O.G. Development, LLC was founded to provide a fun, safe and camp-like environment for dogs while their owners are at work or traveling, giving them peace of mind that their pooches can play all day and sleep the night away in climate controlled luxury. The combination of made-to-order service and the support of a franchise system has been a winning formula for the business’s expansion. In 2004, Flammang began targeting business travelers with the opening of the first Camp Bow Wow airport location, only 10 minutes from Denver International Airport. The facility, which sold out completely for the Thanksgiving holiday before it officially opened, has been so successful that Flammang is using the strategy to expand the franchise nationwide and is looking into additional accommodations for business travelers, such as a shuttle service to and from the airport or late-night pickup for fliers whose planes are delayed.
Dubbed the “land of happy dogs,” Camp Bow Wow locations provide all of the services a dog and dog owner need or want, including vet services, grooming, day care, overnight boarding and retail items. What separates the franchise from the rest of the pack are the details: canines play in different themed indoor and outdoor areas, like The Lodge or Fort Rocks; everyone gets a Campfire Treat before lights-out; campers receive the same food as they do at home and any necessary medicine at no extra charge, and “siblings” can even sleep in the same bed. Like modern child day care centers, Camp Bow Wow facilities employ web cam technology, enabling clients to see exactly what their pets are up to day and night. According to Flammang, the company’s Camp Web Cams, accessible through www.campbowwowusa.com, log more than 5,000 hits each month.
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