Camel City Canines: Pet Care Prioritizing Creature Comforts


Going on a summer vacation and looking to leave your furry friend at home? Finding available pet care and leaving your pets at home while you go on your next adventure can be a daunting task. For those in search of a trustworthy animal lover to tend to your fur baby while you’re away, leave your best friend in the capable hands of Camel City Canines.

While doggy daycares and pet boarding options abound, in-home pet care in the Triad is few and far between. Luckily, Monika Zakamarek, owner and operator of Camel City Canines, offers thorough care and quality time for pets of all shapes and sizes. While Monika’s most frequent clients are dogs and cats, she tends to animals of all kinds. Just to name a few, Monika has experience in caring for horses, alpacas, snakes, pigeons, bearded dragons, and even snails – just no insects (for now, at least).

What makes hiring Camel City Canines for in-home pet care a step above boarding your animals at your local veterinary hospital or dropping your pooch off at a posh resort for the week is not solely attributable to the benefit of Monika’s vast experience and lengthy list of happy clients. In addition to her impressive history in animal care, Monika truly cares about the wellbeing of every animal she encounters. Although she does not currently offer training services, she is dedicated to maintaining the progress of your pet’s training regimen while you’re away – another hot commodity when it comes to snagging reliable pet care for your pooch.

To Monika, animals are not simply transactions. In fact, she believes pet care incorporates not only quality time, but also nutrition. Camel City Canines’s homemade dog treats are completely holistic, with none of the ingredients being processed. Meats used in the treats are hand-sliced and sourced from a local farm close to Monika’s home. Additionally, each ingredient used carries at least a handful of health benefits for dogs. Although these healthy snacks carry a shorter shelf-life than store-bought treats packed with preservatives and chemicals, your dogs will gobble them up before they have a chance to expire. Visit to read more about the treats’ health benefits and to browse available products and new flavors that your pet will love.

In order to ensure that Camel City Canines provides the most thorough and specialized services possible, Monika requires that her clients arrange a meet-and-greet prior to their time away. Camel City Canines is ideal for animals who struggle with separation anxiety or for animals born or adopted during the pandemic. Especially for COVID-era animals, no longer having their owners home for hours or days at a time can initially cause them severe distress. To minimize your pet’s separation anxiety, Monika is able to visit anxiety-prone pets in small doses while the owners are present to allow the pet to become better acclimated with her in a safe environment. Additionally, for anxious animals struggling to adjust to their owners’ return to the office, Monika suggests gradually leaving animals at home in hourly increments leading up to the eventual return to a 9-5 schedule away from home.

Although Monika is currently the lone wolf of her operation at Camel City Canines, her business is expanding as client demand increases. In the near future, she hopes to transition from primarily providing in-home pet care to opening an animal rescue. Love animals and interested in joining the Camel City Canines team? In the coming months, Monika is looking to hire friendly, animal-oriented team members for part-time help. Send any inquiries and resumes to, or call 336-425-7006 for more information.

To learn more about Camel City Canines, visit the website and Facebook page, and follow @camelcitycanines on Instagram. Tune into Monika’s recent episode on the Forsyth Magazines Podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.



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