Welcome to Central Bark Doggy Day Care
Amy’s love of dogs began as a kid when her dad raised & showed German Shepherds living with 14 of them at one point. During her career as a commercial real estate broker, Amy opened her doggy day care in 2001 designed as a home away from home for black lab pup Abby. Scroll down to read more.
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Meet The Pack Leader!
Amy (with Abby)
Amy’s love of dogs began as a kid when her dad raised & showed German Shepherds, living with 14 of them at one point. During her career as a commercial real estate broker, Amy opened her doggy day care in 2001 designed as a home away from home for black lab pup Abby. An amazing staff helped Amy grow the business to which she is now dedicated full time. Her focus continues to be on providing a fun, safe & clean environment where her client’s dog are treated with love, kindness & respect. For Amy, nothing is more rewarding then the wag of a dog’s tails when they arrive for day care & the smiles on her clients faces when they see their dog happy, content & well taken care of. Amy participates on Tampa’s flyball racing team with Abby & new Jack Russell puppy Dash & cherishes family activities in her spare time. She shares her life with husband Shawn, sons Roman (4) & Casey (2), dogs Abby, Dash, yellow lab Rocky & lab husky Keely as well as feline companion Jazz, and her heart with all her dog friends at Central Bark Tampa.
Greg (with Lucy and Memphis)
Greg and Amy worked together professionally for many years and have been friends for many more with a common denominator always being their mutual love for dogs. In fact, Lucy was rescued in the parking lot of the office where they worked and found her forever home with Greg and his wife Shelley. With a 20 year background in sales & management with both corporate and small business entities, Greg has a natural ability to connect with both humans and dogs alike. Providing excellent customer service with the client is always a priority and a primary focus for Greg in addition to ensuring that Central Bark Tampa is the most loving, caring and fun home away from home for your dog. Originally from Memphis, the recent adoption of a Humane Society rescue of the same name was an easy decision. Memphis found his forever home and joined the family of Greg, Shelley, Lucy and cat, Homer. Greg’s love for dogs and ensuring they enjoy a healthy and balanced life doesn’t end at Centr al Bark. In his free time, he volunteers at the Humane Society and is a professional dog walker and avid runner.
Meet Our Groomer!
Keisha (with Chaka)
Keisha has been with Central Bark Tampa for over 4 years, working her way into a supervisory position. Along that way, she has apprenticed with former groomers to also work her way into the groomer’s position at our facility. Keisha has an innate talent in finding just the right look for our day care dogs and outside clients who are looking for their dogs to enjoy a day at our spa whether it’s a bath, nail clipping or cut, clip & brush. Keisha is a proud mom to her furry kids Fiona & Chaka. For an appointment, call our facility at 813-979-1123.
Meet our Trainer!
Christina (with Mac, Baylee & Romeo)
Certified Pet Dog Trainer
Christina has been with Central Bark Tampa for 3 years, overseeing our playground management and dog handler training. She received her training certification from Triple Crown Academy specializing in dog behavior and continues her education both on and off the playground, working toward additional certifications in the industry. Christina is highly active in training her own dogs. Romeo, an Australian cattle dog, races competitively in Central Bark’s own “In the Zone” flyball team and also trains in herding. Baylee, a shepherd mix, is active in flyball, agility, advanced obedience and is CGC certified. Christina conducts our flyball classes on a regular basis at Central Bark Tampa along with team captain Lori Roberson. For a schedule of upcoming classes, visit our Events page or call the facility at 813-979-1123.
Please call for ongoing class dates and times Thank you!
Location & Hours
Central Bark Tampa
14623 N. Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613
Monday - Friday, 7AM - 6:30PM
Saturday, 8AM - 6PM
Sleepovers 365 days a year!
We're a 24/7 facility
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Q: Is there a schedule of activities and safety rules?
A: Yes. Our day is broken up into areas of play, rest, feeding and more. And we always keep a watchful eye on canine good manners.