TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On a normal day, Camp Bow Wow
Temecula offers its canine campers a place to play, have fun and just be a
dog. This week, camp is also offering itself up as a refuge for pets
displaced by raging wildfires, easing one worry for pup parents evacuated
during the disaster.
Camp owner Terri Sassone and her family were among the 300,000 people
evacuated from their homes because of the fires. Since then, her life has
been even more about the dogs than usual.
Sassone has been taking in the community's dogs -- and even a few cats
-- for families similarly displaced. At last count, the doggy day and
overnight camp was playing host to almost 40 dogs, most of them from
families who had to evacuate. She's got room for about 20 more, and so far
hasn't had to turn anyone away.
Camp Bow Wow Temecula is offering a 15 percent discount to customers
displaced by the fires, and plans to continue that during the state of
emergency. She also expects to work with families whose homes were damaged
or destroyed by the fires and who need long-term boarding in the aftermath
of the disaster.
"It's not about me, it's about the dogs and about getting the people
the help they need," Sassone said.
Camp Bow Wow
Camp Bow Wow is the premiere doggy day care and overnight camp in North
America. It's where a dog can be a dog, and is designed to provide the
highest levels of fun, safety and service for its campers, and peace of
mind for their parents. Since the Boulder, Colo.-based company started
franchising in 2003, Camp Bow Wow has sold about 200 franchises in 33
states, plus one in Canada. Visit us on the web at
Terri Sassone or Janet Forgrieve
SOURCE Camp Bow Wow