July 2018

114 115 T he telltale sign of an entrepreneur is the ability to see a void in the market and move to fill it. Heidi Ganahl recognized that a piece of the pet industry was open for develop- ment and went on to build a boutique pet care facility into a $100+ million brand. Today, Camp BowWow is available to dogs and their parents in over 150 locations across the United States and Canada. The operation’s success was made even more apparent in 2014, when Camp BowWow was acquired by VCA, Inc., a leading animal healthcare company in the U.S. and Canada. “The idea for Camp BowWow was born back in the ‘90s,” begins Julie Turner, Vice President of Marketing at Camp BowWow. “Our founder, Heidi Ganahl, was going on a trip and didn’t know what to do with her CAMP BOWWOW PUPS AT PLAY camp bowwow AT A GLANCE CAMP BOWWOW WHAT: A dog daycare and boarding franchise company WHERE: Broomfield, Colorado WEBSITE: www.campbowwow.com