Camping Equipment Company

Franchising with Heidi Flammang of Camp Bow Wow

In this Podcast Episode

Rob McNealy interviews Heidi Flammang of Camp Bow Wow about how she grew her startup into a rapidly expanding international franchise.

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Heidi Flammang’s Bio

Heidi FlammangAlbert Schweitzer once said, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” This is how Heidi Flammang feels about Camp Bow Wow. In the Spring of 1994, Heidi and her husband Bion and put the finishing touches on a business plan that represented their dream of owning a business, and their wish to create a happier place for dogs to stay for the day or night. The thought of leaving their own beloved furry friends in a kennel just wouldn’t do, so they created a plan for a fun, safe, camp version of the traditional kennel. At the same time they were developing the plan for Camp Bow Wow®, the pet care industry was growing by leaps and bounds. A new concept called “dog day care” was starting to pop up around the country, which was an integral part of the Camp Bow Wow® concept.

Soon after they began their search for the first Camp Bow Wow® location, Bion died tragically in a plane crash, but Flammang never gave up on the dream they had, and eventually opened the first Camp Bow Wow® in 2000.


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