Dogs will go mutts over the newest business in Pensacola â€” Camp Bow Wow. Located at 2410 Langley Ave. in Pensacola, Camp Bow Wow is a new boarding and training facility for your four-legged friends.
Owners Cindy and Mike Milner knew that Pensacola would be the perfect place for their new business.
â€śWeâ€™re both natives of Pensacola,â€ť Cindy Milner said. â€śWe had left the area and we knew we wanted to get back here as quick as we can. So we started investigating ways to make that happen.â€ť
And thatâ€™s when they stumbled upon Camp Bow Wow.
â€śMy daughter got a job with a Camp Bow Wow in Texas,â€ť Milner said. â€śShe loved her job and working with the dogs. We were so impressed with the Camp Bow Wow concept that we thought this might be a great fit.â€ť
The entire franchising process took two years, butÂ Camp Bow Wow Pensacola recently quietly opened its doors.
â€śMy husband and I are so excited to serve the pups and pet parents of Pensacola,â€ť Milner said. â€śWe will be hosting an official grand opening celebration in October.â€ť
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Camp Bow Wow Pensacola is not your average boarding and training facility. With more than 8,600 square feet, it includes 87 spacious cabins, eight teacup cabins, six luxury suites, four outdoor play areas, dog pools, outdoor play equipment and a climate controlled atmosphere, fire safety sprinklersÂ and more.
â€śItâ€™s a very different business model,â€ť Milner said. â€śWe do all-day play, but our pups are grouped by size. All of the small dogs are together, all of the big dogs together. Safety is our first concern, and theyâ€™re always with a camp counselor.â€ť
Because safety is a big priority for Camp Bow Wow, all of their camp counselors are CPR and first-aid certified. In addition to the certifications, every dog must complete a thorough interviewing process in order to be brought into the fold.
â€śBecause our dogs participate in group play, a temperament test is very important,â€ť Milner said. â€śWe donâ€™t exclude breeds because of this temperament test. We let them sniff around, then very slowly, be introduced to the dogs, one dog at a time.â€ť
This interviewing process is not only to vet potentially aggressive dogs, but also to see if a dog is nervous or anxious.
â€śIf theyâ€™re so nervous, so anxious, the camper canâ€™t fully participate in the activities,â€ť Milner said. â€śWe want every camper to have the best experience possible.â€ť
Camp Bow Wow is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit campbowwow.com/pensacola or call 850-764-3886.
Waterford at Carpenterâ€™s Creek celebrates 30th anniversary
The newly renovated Waterford at Carpenterâ€™s Creek Assisted Living Facility celebrated its 30th anniversary on Aug. 16.
In addition to celebrating 30 years, the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to recognize the renovations.
The Waterford at Carpenterâ€™s Creek is located at 5918 N. Davis HighwayÂ in Pensacola. For more information, visit capitalsenior.com/thewaterfordatcarpenterscreekÂ or call 844-305-9254.
Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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