Camp Bow Wow Named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500

Nation's Largest Pet Services Company Included in Renowned List of Businesses for 2011

Dec 16, 2010, 13:07 ET from Camp Bow Wow

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's largest pet services company, has been named to Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 for 2011. The privately held company is ranked #394 out of 500 in the comprehensive list of successful franchise businesses, #72 in its list of fastest-growing franchises and #88 in the rank of low-cost franchises.

Advancing over fifty spots from its ranking of #445 in 2010, the company is a $50 million dollar leader in the $50 billion dollar pet industry. Camp Bow Wow was founded in 2000, began franchising in 2003, and has since demonstrated a positive growth rate, maintaining 20 percent growth year over year. In total, Camp Bow Wow has sold more than 200 franchises in 39 states and one in Canada, with over 41 percent being women-owned and 40 percent owning more than one unit.

Camp Bow Wow's franchisees are supported by the brand's multi-million dollar national and regional marketing and advertising campaigns, receiving operational support not only from the franchisor company, but also from fellow franchisees. Camp Bow Wow hosts training conferences at company headquarters for two weeks each year, one week at the franchisee's location and one week at each in-home care location. Camp Bow Wow regularly disseminates newsletters to franchisees, provides a toll-free help line and employs security / safety procedures.

Camp Bow Wow's franchise model has changed the way that pet owners care for their animals. While owners work or travel, they can now leave their pets in the care of the number one service provider in North America and know they'll be safe, happy and loved. Pets thrive in Camp Bow Wow's all day play environment equipped with live Camper Cams and staffed by Certified Camp Counselors. Additionally, Home Buddies Caregivers are highly trained and provide a safe, secure alternative for pets that remain in their homes.

"We are thrilled to be named to Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list for 2011," said Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow. "The Camp Bow Wow franchise model has successfully helped many entrepreneurs get into business for themselves, many of whom may not have otherwise had opportunities to start own their own business."

Camp Bow Wow encourages potential franchisees to do due diligence to ensure that franchising and the Camp Bow Wow business model is the correct fit for them. Camp Bow Wow is proud to be a key player in the growth of the franchising industry and continues to foster the successful relationships between franchisors and franchisees that have allowed the business to flourish.

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