Back in 2014, there weren’t many options for doggy daycare in the Tucker area. When Pete Grossman found space in the heart of Tucker for such an operation, he jumped on it.
“[It is a] great location that we found here. A lot of customers from our Decatur location lived in Tucker so it was a good move for us,” Grossman said.
It was something of a career change as Grossman had built a successful career as an accounts receivable manager. But when a neighbor asked him to pick up her dog from doggy daycare, he was intrigued at the business model. After some soul searching and convincing, Grossman and the neighbor eventually partnered to open up Camp Woof.
While Camp Woof’s first location was in Decatur, they realized that many of their clients from Tucker wanted expanded services. Not only that, but Tucker offered a great location and a ready-made customer base. The decision to expand beyond Decatur was an easy one.
“We offer 50 different brands of dog and cat food,” Grossman says, explaining the move to Tucker enabled them to add retail. “We also offer boarding, doggy daycare, self-wash. We have grooming and nail trimming. A little bit of everything.”
With such great success, Camp Woof is growing again with a third location in Brookhaven. Grossman, however, would like to expand services at the Tucker location to include feline boarding and possible vet care.
Camp Woof is located at 4341 Hugh Howell Road. You can find them online at www.campwoof.com.