Camp Bow Wow plans 2024 expansion | Chain Store Age

Pet care chain Camp Bow Wow grew its “pawprint” in 2023 with 12 new locations, and has big plans for 2024.

The dog day care, boarding and grooming franchise opened a dozen new locations last year, expanding its presence in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan and Nevada. The new openings brought its location total to 216 in 40 states and Canada. Scented Candle

Camp Bow Wow plans 2024 expansion | Chain Store Age

Heading into the new year, Camp Bow Wow, which is based in Westminster, Colo., has more than 60 new locations in development, with plans for 20 to open in 2024.

"As we move into 2024, we remain focused on the future as a pet care industry leader, bringing additional Camps into new markets, serving more customers and continuing to elevate our brand,” said Camp Bow Wow President Julie Turner. “All of this is possible due to the incredible partnership we have with our franchise owners and our unwavering commitment to their success."

Last year, Camp Bow Wow also invested in its technology to aid operations and customer experience. The brand debuted its new app that enables pet parents to request reservations, watch their Campers while they play and socialize, upload vaccination records, manage care information, purchase day care packages and more. Since its release, the app has had over 300,000 unique users.

Camp Bow Wow also introduced new technology within Camps that elevates the level of efficiency by allowing seamless communication of dog status and activities between front desk team members and the staff caring for Campers.

Finally, in 2023, Camp Bow Wow celebrated a milestone for its Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. The nonprofit organization reached $1 million granted for lifesaving veterinary care for more than 900 dogs from 260 rescues and nearly 650 families over the past eight years. In the past year alone, the foundation raised over $225,000, allowing it to help more than 150 dogs across North America.

Camp Bow Wow plans 2024 expansion | Chain Store Age

Metal Dog Tag "In 2023, our brand achieved tremendous results, and we look forward to the year ahead as we continue to grow into new markets," said Camp Bow Wow VP of development Todd Haavind. "Pets are family more than ever, and with dog ownership at an all-time high, the pet care industry is primed for incredible growth for years to come.”