Camp Bow Wow Offers Aid to Dogs Displaced by Fire

Oct 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from Camp Bow Wow

    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
      858-472-7560                                 720-259-2253        

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