Camp Bow Wow Named 88th Fastest-Growing Franchise in North America

Rapid Expansion in 2008 Leads to Entrepreneur Magazine Ranking

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - January 14, 2009) - Camp Bow Wow, the leading franchisor of dog day care and boarding facilities, today announced that it has been ranked #88 on the list of the 105 Fastest-Growing Franchises in North America. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Heidi Flammang, Camp Bow Wow doubled its growth during 2008 to earn a spot on the annual list sponsored by Entrepreneur.

"We are proud of our accomplishments over the last twelve months and look forward to continuing our thoughtful growth through 2009," said Heidi Flammang, CEO and Top Dog of Camp Bow Wow. "Our ability to rapidly expand during a challenging economy demonstrates that high quality pet services are still in high demand."

Entrepreneur magazine, known for its insight into entrepreneurism and small business, offers great insight into business trends and opportunities. The "105 Fastest-Growing Franchises" will be published in the February 2009 edition of Entrepreneur. The listing features the 105 franchises that grew the most from July 31, 2007 to July 31, 2008, as verified by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® research. This ranking is based on growth in the number of open and operating U.S. and Canadian franchise units.

Camp Bow Wow also recently secured #26 on the list of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Businesses in North America by Entrepreneur magazine and the Women Presidents' Organization.

Camp Bow Wow is the Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® with over 90 current locations and another 115 additional camps under development around the country and in Canada. Camp Bow Wow is a national leader in the $500 million doggy day care industry. While maintaining the feel of a mom-and-pop, Camp Bow Wow has advanced and standardized the model into what is the most sophisticated dog day and overnight care operation in the country. Utilizing technology, state-of-the-art facility design, and intensive employee training, all in a camp-like setting, Camp Bow Wows are operationally the best run and safest environments for dogs.

Camp Bow Wow boasts Certified Camp Counselors®, spacious outdoor play areas and a climate-controlled indoor environment, Camper Cams® so owners can virtually check in on their pets, doggy playground equipment and more. Overnight campers lounge in cabins with cots and fleece bedding accompanied by a campfire treat at bedtime.

About Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow is the premier doggy day care and overnight camp in North America. It's where a dog can be a dog®, and is designed to provide the highest levels of fun, safety and service for its campers, and peace of mind for their parents. Since the Boulder, Colo.-based company started franchising in 2003, Camp Bow Wow has sold more than 200 franchises in 38 states, plus one in Canada. As we grow, our simple philosophy remains the same: It's all about the dogs.

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