Carol Stream
Enrichment Dog Day Care

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

Your bond with your furry best friend is truly special. Yet, our busy lives can sometimes make it tough to meet all of our dogs’ needs. This can lead to challenges at home, from their feeling lonely and bored to potential weight gain and anxiety. This is where our doggy day care services come in.

Central Bark® Carol Stream offers your dog a place to have fun and learn in a safe and loving environment. Through socializing, mental exercises, and physical activity, we help provide the mental and physical stimulation necessary for their lifelong health and happiness.

Our focus on enhancing your dog’s overall quality of life is all about them. Engaging and enjoyable activities encourage them to use their senses to solve problems, acquire new skills, and build self-assurance. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your dog is having a fantastic day with all their friends. Enrichment doggy day care is our specialty, and when it comes to delivering this unique experience for your pup, there’s no one quite like us.

Central Bark
Carol Stream

160 West Elk Trail,
Carol Stream, IL 60188Get Directions

(630) 984-2275

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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doggy day care Carol Stream benefits: love, play, learn, rest

A Healthy, Balanced Day

At our Carol Stream doggy day care, we create a holistic experience. It encompasses play, exercise, socialization, learning, rest, and tender loving care (TLC). Our approach is customized to cater to the unique needs and preferences of each individual dog.

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization – Physical activity is vital for your dog’s weight management and muscle development, not to mention its positive impact on their mood and mental energy. By providing a healthy outlet for their physical and mental energy, we help them become more relaxed at home. Positive interactions with new people, other dogs, and different environments contribute to the development of well-adjusted and socially adept dogs. We offer both small and large playgroups in indoor and outdoor settings, tailoring the experience to your dog’s age, personality, and comfort level.
  • Rest – In the midst of play and socialization, rest becomes essential for your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Our daily schedule is thoughtfully designed to prevent overstimulation and achieve the perfect equilibrium between rest, play, and learning.
  • Learning – Dogs learn from both humans and their furry companions. With our guidance, dogs teach each other appropriate social behavior, and our expert staff employs positive training techniques to encourage safe play and nurture healthy social behaviors during their time at day care.
  • Love – When your dog joins our Carol Stream doggy day care, they become part of our extended family. We shower them with the love and attention they crave while you’re away, fostering a strong bond that boosts their comfort and confidence. Regular attendance allows us to intimately understand your dog’s personality, requirements, and preferences. This knowledge enables us to detect subtleties like changes in mood, behavior, or potential health concerns that might otherwise go unnoticed.

A Dog Day Care Committed to Safety

The safety and well-being of our guests are our utmost priority. Being dog parents ourselves, we hold a deep sense of pride in extending the same care and attention to every dog that walks through our doors. Our unwavering commitment is to ensure a secure and wholesome environment for everyone who steps into our facility.

Highly Trained and Caring Staff
Facility Design
Deep Cleaning + Disinfection
Health Requirements
Dog Behavior Assessments
Consistent Attendance

Central Bark Enrichment Dog Day Care Features:

Central Bark doggy day care: a dog playgroup during a sunny day

Flexible Group Play

Flexible playgroups allow us to match your dog with the social atmosphere and play schedule they can enjoy and benefit from most. This helps give them a healthy balance of play, rest, and learning and creates a safer social environment with a better quality of play. And our lower dog-to-staff ratios offer more individual attention, education, and love.

Central Bark trainer pointing her finger at four large dogs that are sitting down at a doggy day care

Group Play Skills

Interactive group activities and positive reinforcement help dogs practice important skills like name recall, and behaviors like group sit and calmly going in and out of doors and gates. These activities are fun and rewarding for your dog and help improve behavior and impulse control, prevent overstimulation, and create a safer social environment.

Central Bark doggy day care: a white-brown dog eating out of a treat toy

Rest Period Enrichment

Your dog gets to relax and recharge in their own private space with calming interactive toys and healthy food pairings tailored to their preferences and diet. It promotes physical and mental relaxation which can help them achieve a healthy balance of play, learning, and rest. It can also help them become more comfortable in crates by building positive associations.

Central Bark Carol Stream trainer with a corgi beside her at a doggy day care

One-on-One Enrichment

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions at our doggy day care in Carol Stream give your dog the extra attention they love and the freedom to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games. It’s fun and rewarding, exercises their bodies and minds, and engages their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment. 


Weekly Member Plans

1 day per week 41 (41/day)
2 days per week80 (40/day)
3+ days per week114+ (38/day)
Learn more about our Enrichment Dog Day Care Membership Program.

Member Perks:

  • Preferred scheduling.
  • Reduced pricing for Enrichment Dog Day Care and Dog Boarding.
  • 5% off on all retail purchases, including dog food!
  • Membership plan credits can be used for multiple dogs in the same family and applied toward sleepover stays.


Schedule & Pay As You Go
Reservations are subject to availability.

Additional Services

Behavior Assessment
One-time, nonrefundable fee due on the first day.
All dogs, member and non-member, must pass a behavior assessment and attend at least once per week for enrollment in our day care program. 

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session during your dog’s visit with interactive toys, puzzles, and games to exercise your dog’s body and mind.
Extra Rest Period Enrichment Session
Private space with calming interactive food toy to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of activity and rest.
If you have any concerns about food sensitivities or destructive tendencies, please speak to an associate at the front desk to discuss available options.

Additional fees may apply for special requests (i.e., meds, food packaging, etc.).
Late fees apply after business hours.
Prepaid memberships are nonrefundable and expire. All sales are final.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll in Central Bark Doggy Day Care?

It’s easy! Just find your local store and click Enroll Now to create your online account and complete our online registration form or call the location to speak with an associate.

To speed up the registration process, please have available: veterinarian contact information, an emergency contact (other than yourself or your partner), pet information & medical history, and credit card information (optional). We will ask you a series of questions about your dog’s training and social history. These questions help us get to know them and provide the best care possible.

Are there outdoor play areas?

Central Bark® has outdoor facilities complete with swimming pools and cooling systems for the summer.

What’s a Behavior Assessment and why is it important?

As part of joining the Central Bark® family, our expert staff conducts a thorough behavior assessment at your local Central Bark store. These assessments help ensure that your dog is placed with a playgroup they’re comfortable with so they can play safely every day they’re with us.

This four-day evaluation, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

What are One-on-One Enrichment sessions?

Our One-on-One Enrichment sessions give your dog the freedom to safely explore their senses with an Enrichment Specialist. They’ll get the personal attention they love, supplemented with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their bodies and minds. They can also level up their skills with fitness training and agility exercises if they’re ready for more. 

Did you know? 15 minutes of mental activity is equal to 30 minutes of physical exercise!

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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Central Bark Whole Dog Care

Our whole dog care approach in Carol Stream offers a full range of fun and personalized products and services. To promote your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness throughout their entire life.

Let’s get started

  1. Click Request Appointment
  2. Register Online
  3. We will contact you and schedule your first visit