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Camp Bow Wow Climbs the Ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500

Nation's Largest Pet Care Franchise Included in Renowned List of Businesses for 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the premier dog day and overnight camp franchise and an Inc 500 company, has once again been named to Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 for 2013. The privately held company is ranked #214 out of 500 in the comprehensive list of successful franchise businesses. Camp Bow Wow has made significant strides in the franchise industry, rising 208 spots on the Franchise 500 list from 2012 and 231 spots since the company first hit the list in 2010.

The Broomfield, Colorado-based company has established itself as a $60 million leader within the pet industry in the span of just 12 years. Since Camp Bow Wow started franchising in 2003, the company has sold more than 200 franchises in 39 states, plus one in Canada, with over 41% of the camps being women-owned. As Camp Bow Wow grows, its simple philosophy remains the same: "It's all about the dogs."

"We are honored to be named to Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list again for 2013," said Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow. "What started as a local business endeavor 12 years ago has now developed into a nationally recognized franchise operation. I am most proud that this venture not only creates opportunities for many aspiring entrepreneurs across the country, but we also provide a safe and fun care alternative for pets of all breeds."

Camp Bow Wow offers a variety of components which includes Home Buddies, the safe, secure alternative for pets to remain in their homes, The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives and health of dogs everywhere through its outreach, and Behavior Buddies, the dog training component of Camp Bow Wow.

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 for new franchisees at company headquarters for two weeks, then one week at the franchisee's location and one week at our corporate Camp. Camp Bow Wow regularly disseminates newsletters, continuing education and updates to franchisees, and provides a toll-free help line and employs security / safety procedures.

Camp Bow Wow's innovative business model has changed the pet care space, giving dog-owners another option to traditional kennels or recently introduced dog hotels. Dogs thrive at Camp Bow Wow, where they have the ability to roam freely (indoors and out) and interact with their co-campers throughout the day. Camps are staffed by Certified Camp Counselors and are also equipped with live Camper Cams, enabling owners to check in on their furry loved ones via the Camp Bow Wow iPhone app.

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