Camp Bow Wow Launches Dog Bite Prevention Program

Nation's largest pet care franchise educates children on dog bite prevention

Oct 08, 2013, 09:00 ET from Camp Bow Wow

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's largest pet care franchise and an Inc 5000 company, announces the launch of its Dog Bite Prevention Program, created to educate children and their families about preventing a dog bite incident. As there are more than 4.7 million dog bites each year and 50% occur among children under the age of 12, Camp Bow Wow's mission is to inform children and their families in a fun, interesting and creative manner about the ways to properly handle a dog.


Through this initiative, Camp Bow Wow's franchises across the country will travel to local schools, daycares, libraries and other community venues to conduct book readings of "Scout Says, 'Dog's Get Nervous, Too.'" A book written from a dog's perspective, this educational tool serves to teach children about the behaviors that may cause a dog to bite. Additionally, after each book reading, the children and their families will receive takeaways, including a copy of the book, a magnetic photo frame and bookmark. This program, activated at Camp Bow Wow franchises nationwide, is offered free to children ages 3-15.

To bring Camp Bow Wow's Dog Bite Prevention program to your community, simply contact your local franchise, who will happily visit your venue free of charge.

"We are very excited to launch Camp Bow Wow's Dog Bite Prevention Program," said Heidi Ganahl, CEO and founder of Camp Bow Wow. "As dog bites most frequently occur in children and can be avoided through knowledge of proper conduct with dogs, we believe this is an important program to bring to communities across the country."

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About Camp Bow Wow®

In just 12 years, Camp Bow Wow, the premier pet care franchise, has grown to include over 150 locations across North America, becoming a $65 million business. The company was recently ranked 214 out of 500 in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list in 2013 and  for the fifth year in a row named to the INC magazine 5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies. The Camp concept provides the highest levels of fun, safety and service for its campers, and peace of mind for their parents. Dogs romp together in an open-play environment and pricing is all-inclusive.  Since the Broomfield, Colorado-based Company started franchising in 2003, Camp Bow Wow has sold more than 200 franchises in 40 states, plus one in Canada, over 41% being women-owned. As Camp Bow Wow grows, our simple philosophy remains the same: It's all about the pets.

The Camp Bow Wow brand family also includes:

  • Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow – premier in home pet care
  • Behavior Buddies – premier dog training
  • The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and health of dogs everywhere, through foster programs, spay and neuter efforts, disaster assistance, canine cancer research, animal welfare education, therapy dog teams and shelter improvements.

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