No one wants their four-legged fur babies to get lonely and bored when they're home alone. Enter Camp Bow Wow Colleyville, a doggy daycare, boarding, and grooming facility opening its newest outpost in Northeast Tarrant County on August 25.
Camp Bow Wow promises to play with and keep pups safe and happy while owners at work, out of town, or otherwise indisposed.
Located at 1840 Norwood Plaza (mailing address is technically Hurst), the facility's location in the mid-cities is the perfect place for the new business, says Kyle Hux, who was tapped to be its first general manager.
“We’re very conveniently located,” he says. “During the morning work commute to Dallas or Fort Worth, we’re right off the highway. Or, if you’re going on vacation, we’re on the way to the airport.”
The building itself was easily adaptable, as well.
“When we took over the structure, it was a bunch of lawyer offices, so we gutted the inside and started fresh,” Hux says. “Now we have a state-of-the-art facility to take care of these dogs.”
Camp Bow Wow Colleyville features five indoor and five outdoor play spaces, 12 teacup condos, and 63 spacious cabins with comfortable cots. Overnight boarding is $48 per day for standard sized dogs and $36 for teacups (dogs weighing less than 15 pounds).
For the pampered pup, there are four luxury suites featuring private TV and a 24/7 online web camera for owners to watch their dogs. These are $99 per night, $155 for two dogs, $189 for three dogs, or $222 for four dogs.
Grooming services include baths ($29, $24 for teacups) and paw clipping ($12). Currently, Camp Bow Wow Colleyville doesn’t do haircuts, but they plan to add that service in the future, Hux says.
The Camp Bow Wow company began in the Denver area in 2000. In the years since, it’s expanded to more than 160 franchised locations nationwide, including several centers across Dallas-Fort Worth. In Tarrant County, there are also locations in West Fort Worth and Grapevine.
Hux says he got involved with the business back in January through a recommendation from his ex-wife. He loves working with animals and has done so in one form or another pretty much his entire life.
“I always had a dog growing up, and my first job as a kid was a kennel tech for a vet’s office in Mississippi,” he says. “Most recently, I was working for Medieval Times here in Dallas. I was a knight for a little bit, and I was also the falconer. I worked very closely with the horses and the birds.”
Hux, who says he’s “really passionate” about his job, has worked in similar doggy daycare facilities, but that Camp Bow Wow is something special.
“You can find a lot of these mom-and-pop places out here that do their best, but they just don’t have the level of service or care that we provide,” he says. “We have 24-hour monitoring on our webcams and certified camp counselors providing entertainment and keeping the dogs safe all day. We have that country club feel for dogs.”
Those interested in a reservation can fill out an application and book here.