Nancy Brant is the sole proprietor of Camp Woof, and her husband Lynn is the unpaid kennel help and webmaster. Together they have 50 years of experience in nearly every aspect of dog-related endeavors from breeding and showing to humane work. They have held board positions on several local and national breed and all-breed clubs and humane societies. For four years in the mid-nineties they published the free newspaper “Canine Press” which had a peak circulation of over 40,000 all over Ohio. They have done obedience work with their own dogs, helped many others with dog problems and published multiple articles about training, behavior and dog ownership in general. They also sponsored seminars bringing such notable dog experts as Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor to Columbus. Lynn founded the Alaskan Malamute Rescue organization and Nancy was coordinator of Ohio’s Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue. They are now active in Australian Shepherd Rescue.
In recent years they have turned their attention to humane education and the need to educate the public about responsible dog ownership. They are especially involved in the “No More Homeless Pets” movement begun by Best Friends Animal Society and have launched a program in which Camp Woof will donate a portion of all boarding fees to breed rescue organizations, shelters and humane education efforts offering classes for new and prospective dog owners.
Nancy took an early retirement from Ohio State University last winter after a career in administration that culminated with her role as Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Knowlton School of Architecture. Wanting to rewire rather than retire but not wanting to work outside the home again, Nancy decided to open Camp Woof and explore a new philosophy in dog boarding. Lynn retired early as well from a career as a research economist in order to pursue his second career as an independent equities trader/dog person. He has recently added the Relationship Training program to the offerings at Camp Woof. Even though they may occasionally have some qualified and responsible help at Camp Woof working under close supervision, Nancy and Lynn run everything personally and dote on every visitor like it was one of their own.
You are welcome to call and chat about Camp Woof or to pay us a visit. Just call to arrange a time. We believe you will find Camp Woof the answer to many of your concerns about boarding your dog.