DENVER, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow®, the Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise and an Entrepreneur Franchise 500 company, is offering a second chance to sick and injured dogs in need through the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing urgent medical care funds to dogs who are either homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills.
"Each year, countless pets are denied urgent medical care simply because their parents cannot afford the treatment costs," said Erin Askeland, Training & Communication Manager for Camp Bow Wow and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. "For struggling pet parents faced with this impossible choice, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is a lifeline that can ease the financial burdens of treating their sick or injured dog—and potentially prevent the heartbreaking loss of their furry loved one, as a result."
In addition to helping struggling pet parents, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation also provides grants to animal shelters and rescue groups that need assistance to provide necessary medical treatments for sick or injured dogs awaiting adoption.
"We are often contacted by owners who've fallen on hard times and are forced to surrender their dogs because they cannot afford their advanced medical treatments," says Lindsay Condon, President and CEO of the Denver-based nonprofit rescue group, Big Dogs Huge Paws. "It can be quite devastating to both the pets and the families who love them. By helping pet parents get their dogs the care they need, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is helping to not only heal them but to keep them in their loving forever homes and prevent the need for rehoming."
The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation will award grants up to $2,500 for necessary medical treatments for dogs in need across North America including, but not limited to, broken bones, abdominal obstruction, heartworm, enucleation, parvovirus, cancer, and emergency services. The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is seeking donations, of any amount, to support this cause and to help more animals in need. Every donation helps a dog stay healthy and happy in their home. To make a donation, please visit www.bowwowbuddies.com.
About The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation
When the going gets ruff, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation helps support the health and happiness of our four-legged friends to keep them in their forever homes. The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation provides grants of up to $2,500 for individuals, shelters, and rescue groups across North America who cannot afford necessary medical care for a particular dog. Individuals may apply for a grant when they are struggling to cover the cost of their dog's veterinary care, and a shelter or rescue group may apply for a grant for a dog who is awaiting adoption pending veterinary care. The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To learn more, make a donation, or apply for a Bow Wow Buddies Foundation grant, please visit www.bowwowbuddies.com.
About Camp Bow Wow®
In 15 years, Camp Bow Wow, the premier pet care franchise, has grown to include over 152 locations across North America, becoming an $86 million brand. In 2015, the company was ranked 410 out of 500 in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list. 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 152 franchises in 38 states, plus one in Canada, over 41% being women-owned. In August 2014, Camp Bow Wow was acquired by VCA, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF), a leading animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada.
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 providing urgent medical care funds to dogs who are either homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills.
SOURCE The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation