2016 was a year marked by impactful philanthropic growth for the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. The nonprofit which is the 501(c)(3) arm of Camp Bow Wow®, the nation’s largest and leading Doggy Day Care and Boarding franchise, is dedicated to providing urgent medical care funds to sick and injured dogs who are either homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills by awarding grants of up to $2,500. The Foundation raised over $150,000 in 2016 and provided more than 60 deserving dogs across North America with a new ‘leash’ on life. The brand worked with all facets of the company – its corporate team, franchisees, clients and community donors – in order to reach this charitable milestone.
One 2016 donor was Hannah Okel of Waukesha, Wisconsin, whose fundraising story is characteristic of the altruistic Camp Bow Wow community. For Hannah’s tenth birthday, she asked family and friends to make donations to the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation in her name and in total raised $4,300. Donations to the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation often originate from instances like Hannah’s, where Camps inspire local community members of all ages to better the lives of furry friends near and far.