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The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing urgent medical care funds to sick and injured dogs in need.

dog-with-mom-300x175.jpgThe Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is Camp Bow Wow's 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the health and happiness of our furry loved ones. The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation offers a second chance to sick and injured dogs in need by providing urgent medical care funds to dogs who are either homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills.

OUR HISTORY

Charitable giving and animal welfare initiatives have always been important to Camp Bow Wow franchise owners and corporate team members, and it became official in 2007 after founder Heidi Ganahl traveled to Greece when she learned the plight of the street dogs there. Heidi and the team ended up bringing 26 Greek dogs back to the United States to help them find loving fur-ever homes. After this initiative, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation was born. 

Since 2007, the Foundation has had numerous projects including shelter improvements, therapy dog work in times of crisis, adoption and spay/neuter efforts. In 2015, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation refocused its efforts to dedicate all resources and funds to helping sick and injured dogs in need.

LENDING A PAW TO DOGS IN NEED

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Chester, our very first grant recipient

Dogs are amazing creatures and add endless joy and love to our lives. Each year, countless beloved pets are denied urgent medical care simply because their parents cannot afford the treatment costs. For struggling pet parents faced with this impossible predicament, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is a lifeline that can ease the financial burdens of treating their sick or injured dog - and potentially prevent the heartbreaking loss of their furry loved one, as a result.

In addition to helping struggling pet parents, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation also provides grants to animal shelters and rescue groups that need assistance to provide necessary medical treatments for sick or injured dogs awaiting adoption.

The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation will award grants up to $2,500 for necessary medical treatments for dogs in need across North America including, but not limited to, broken bones, abdominal obstruction, heartworm, enucleation, parvovirus, cancer, and emergency services. Individuals may apply for a grant when they are struggling to cover the cost of their dog's veterinary care, and a shelter or rescue group may apply for a grant for a dog who is awaiting adoption pending veterinary care.

Help us lend a paw by donating and by spreading the woof to friends or family members who may benefit from a Bow Wow Buddies Foundation grant. 

SOME OF THE DOGS WE'VE HELPED!

Valentino, a rescue pup, received a grant to help cover treatment of his severe "flat foot."
Nora, a five month old Beagle, received a grant to repair her heart so she can live a long and happy life.
Clover received a grant to cover the cost of knee surgery, post-surgery treatment and physical therapy.
Angus received a grant to cover surgery for severe intestinal blockage and now he's back to playing with his best friend.
Chester, a registered therapy dog, received a grant to help cover treatment from a slipped disc and spinal infection so he can get back to work as a therapy dog.
Bella received a grant after being shot in the leg which required full amputation, but now she's a pro at moving around on 3 legs.
Gypsy was rescued by a shelter after being hit by a car, and received a grant to cover surgery and treat her heartworm.
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Help a Dog in Need

The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation provides urgent medical care funds to dogs who are either homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills. Your donation, of any amount, can help a dog in need receive necessary medical treatment.

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