Central Bark Helps Puppies Bought During the Pandemic Adjust as Owners Return to Work

In a year of “unprecedented” news, 2020 held a few bright spots. One of them being that more dogs found loving homes and were adopted. It was such a big trend that a new term was coined: pandemic puppies.

But the downside is that pet ownership takes not only money, but time and effort … some people may not have been ready for the furry commitment. Plus, with people going back to work, these puppies may have never been left alone and the struggle is real when pup parents go back to the office for a full day.

Enter Central Bark, the doggy day care industry pioneer that has hosted over two million dog visits since its inception. We believe dogs need more than just grooming and occasional play. For nearly 20 years, Central Bark has drawn in dogs and their owners across the country to experience its Enrichment Doggy Day Care, which combines our industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest in canine behavior science. Enrichment Doggy Day Care provides a healthy and balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and “TLC” to help dogs be healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded members of the family. Furthermore, Central Bark also offers dog boarding, baths, grooming, a retail market, training and more. Most locations even offer a free weekly Puppy Hour – a time when people can bring in pups 8 to 18 weeks old for free play and socialization, which is key to developing a healthy, happy dog.

At Central Bark, we believe it’s been harder to train a puppy during a pandemic because of the far fewer opportunities for socialization so it’s important for puppies to appropriately meet strangers, learn about sounds to avoid noise trauma, and learn that new places are fun. All this is hard to do at home, but Central Bark can help.

By nurturing the whole dog at Central Bark — body, mind, and senses — both two and four-legged family members can enjoy a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded dog at home. Nationwide, we’re seeing an uptick in not only day visits but also overnights, now that lockdowns are lifting, and people are beginning to travel more as pandemic restrictions are reduced. Visit centralbarkusa.com for more information or to book a visit.