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Grand Rapids Airport Team

From the individualized care our canine-loving staff provides to playtime with other four-legged friends, your dog has never had this much fun! Our team understands the key elements to a happy pup and we find great joy in incorporating them into our daily activities. We believe every single one of our Campers deserves premier treatment, which is why you'll receive all of the great benefits of Camp at one upfront cost.

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    Tony & Jamie Owner / Manager Caruso See Full Bio
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    Tony & Jamie Caruso Owner / Manager

    Meet our new owners, Tony and Jamie Caruso! We are beyond excited to add Camp Bow Wow Grand Rapids Airport to our Pack, and introduce you to our family! We began the Camp Bow Wow journey when our (now 15-year-old) Vizsla, Abby, needed a safe place to stay, while we were on vacation or away at work. She led us to finding Camp Bow Wow and we knew right away that we had to be a part of this special business, that is filled with tail wags and sloppy kisses!
    We opened our first Camp Bow Wow in 2007, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. As time went on, and our family grew, so did our mission. We added a second location in St. Clair Shores (that caters to smaller pups), and two locations in the Springfield, Missouri area. We absolutely love what we do, and are deeply passionate about building relationships with our staff, our local communities, and with our local rescue groups!

    As we grow, our mission to offer peace of mind, and a safe, happy environment that is super fun for your furry family members is even more important to us! The Grand Rapids certified team will continue to be dedicated to high-quality care for your best furiend.

    We are tremendously excited to be a part of the Grand Rapids community. Thank you for entrusting us and our fabulous team to care for your precious pups!

    We are also excited to announce Tony has received his professional certification by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)!

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    Valerie Marketing Director See Full Bio
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    Valerie Marketing Director

    Skills and Experience

    Background: Valerie rescued her first dog, Lupine, in July of 2016 and her life was fur-ever changed. She became a self-proclaimed dog-obsessed mom that wanted to learn everything she could about Lupine's health, species appropriate diet, and behavior. This led her to become a Camp Bow Wow Springfield client!

    Valerie learned just how much the Camp Counselors cared for her dog, and our customer service combined with our Camper Cams sold her to become a Camp Bow Wow lifer. After being a client for over a year, Valerie decided she wanted to make a life change and start working in the animal field!

    Fun Facts
    What I love most about my job: Her favorite part about her job is connecting with our furry Campers. Valerie enjoys watching them play in the play yards, and taking pictures of them for our social media pages and blogs! She also always finds time to visit our Campers in their spacious cabins so she can have one-on-one time and give them extra snuggles and love!

    My pets: Lupine is Valerie's two-year-old Beagle mix. She is a very chill girl who loves to nap, but when she visits with her fur-iends she really enjoys running, romping, chasing, and Beagle howling with them! Lollie is Valerie's most recent addition to their family. Lollie is an eight-month-old Jack Russell Terrier mix that stole Val's heart instantly and led to a very quick foster fail. Lupine and Lollie love going on outdoor adventures with their parents. You can follow along on their journey on Instagram, @lupineandlollie!

    My hobbies: In Val's free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with Lupine, Lollie, and her boyfriend, Boone. When she's not updating her dog's Instagram, you can find her in Arkansas rock climbing, trail running, or camping. She also loves kayak fishing with her dad and hummingbird sight seeing with her mom!

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    Danni Interim Camp Manager See Full Bio
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    Danni Interim Camp Manager

    My name is Danni Meyers. I joined the CBW pack in February of 2018. I live with my rescue pup, a pit bull/chow mix, named Yeti Bear. I love coming to work every day where I get to work with all the wonderful campers, dedicated staff, and awesome clients.

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    McKayla Assistant Manager

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    Micaela Back of House Supervisor

    My name is Micaela. My co-workers call me Mickey, like the mouse. I’m 23 years old and I am happily engaged to the love of my life, Tony, with 3 fur-babies, Phantom, Stitch, and Arya. I have been working at Camp Bow Wow, Grand Rapids Airport for the last year and a half. Ever since I’ve been a little kid I have loved dogs, well all animals, but the doggos haves always been this girl’s best friend. When I received the opportunity to work at Camp I had no idea what it was like to do something I loved. I like to think I found Camp when I needed it the most.

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    Bram Team Lead

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    Gillian Team Lead

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    Ally Camp Counselor

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    Becky Camp Counselor

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    Cleta Camp Counselor

  • “WE LOVE CAMP!”

    - Dee

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