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.
Deanna Owner Years Open: 13 See Full BioDeanna Years Open: 13 Owner
Deanna Drury, a local girl, grew up in the Tri-Lakes area and graduated from Lewis Palmer High School. She remembers living in Canterbury going trick-or-treating on horseback as a kid. Deanna’s life went to the dogs in 2011 when she became the owner of Camp Bow Wow Monument, a local doggy day care and boarding facility. Currently employing over 15 people, Camp Bow Wow Monument is one of CBW’s leading camps in the system for customer retention. Prior to her “ruff” life, Deanna was Executive Director for Metro Broker’s Inc., and Vice President of Marketing for Special Olympics Colorado. A proud Buff and Alumni of the University of Colorado, Deanna earned her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Marketing.
Camp Bow Wow was started over 17 years ago by another local gal -- Heidi Ganahl (maiden name Haight). Deanna was by her friend’s side when Heidi opened her first camp in Denver (Camp Bow Wow has since grown to 120 camps and is the country’s fastest growing pet industry franchise). When the Monument Camp became available for resale, it initially opened in 2005, Deanna and Heidi thought it must be fate and Deanna purchased the camp in 2011 bringing her back home to the Monument area.
Deanna says, “She loves the concept of Camp Bow Wow – “where a dog can be a dog”. Camp Bow Wow was one of the first to buck the traditional kennel model and hosts open play in supervised play yards. When it first started there were so many people skeptical of dogs being in an open play environment together and yet it works so well – dogs are pack animals and most dogs want to be in a pack environment. We understand that a pet parent can be nervous about leaving their dog in someone else’s care and so our priority is to provide a fun experience for our campers but more importantly a safe environment. Our supervisors are trained in dog behavior and certified in pet first aid and CPR. We also provide webcams for our clients to check in on their four legged family members.” (Camp Bow Wow was the first pet facility in the country to offer web cams.)
Camp Bow Wow Monument is a member of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce and fosters dogs for the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary, Mile High Husky Rescue, RezDawg Rescue, Waggin Tail Canine Rescue and North Star Husky Rescue.
What I love most about my job: Seeing the dogs pull their parents through the door because they can't wait to play!
Our dogs: Zannadoo
Leona Certified Dog Trainer Years With Camp Bow Wow: 13 See Full BioLeona Years With Camp Bow Wow: 13 Certified Dog Trainer
Most of you have probably met Leona, as she has been with us at Camp since 2006 when she started as a Camp Counselor. Leona is a "home grown Monument native", as she puts it, and loves the outdoors, camping, hiking, and crafts. Her own pack at home consists of Kira the Husky, Kiffi the Boxer and her hedgehogs.
She is a graduate of the from Animal Behavior Institute with her degree in Canine Behavior and Training and Canine Nutrition; completed her extensive Camp Bow Wow Behavior Buddies traning program and done an internship with a Canine Behaviorist.
When she is not at work you can usually find her working with rescues organizations and shelters helping less fortunate dogs find there forever family. Possessing a true passion for animals, even the shyest dogs at camp gain comfort quickly with Leona -- she thinks of the dogs at camp as much as her family as her dogs at home. She is currently pursuing more in education in animal behavior; continuing to work with animals and hoping to one day start a Sanctuary for animals!
“My dog’s Disney!”
“I am confident that the people at Camp Bow Wow love my baby as much as I do :-)”
“Our dogs thrive there. They love the very friendly and professional camp counselors.”
“The Owner and Staff are Wonderful!”
“I like that no appt is needed for daycare and the location is very convenient.”
“Our dog, Rosie, really looks forward to spending the day at Camp Bow Wow.”