Welcome To Central Bark Charlotte-Matthews – Dog Day Care Services

Your bond with your beloved furry companion is truly special. You always want what’s best for them, even though it can sometimes be a challenge. That’s where Central Bark Charlotte-Matthews steps in to lend a helping hand. Count on us to provide the utmost care for your canine friend, ensuring their well-being, joy, and all-around fulfillment.

Bringing your dog to Central Bark Charlotte-Matthews ensures your peace of mind. They’ll enjoy quality time with their friends in a secure and caring environment. We’re proud to serve the Charlotte-Matthews community.

Moreover, our comprehensive approach to canine well-being prioritizes your dog’s health and happiness. We call it Enrichment Dog Day Care. Alongside this, we provide services like dog boarding, grooming, training, and more, all geared towards ensuring you and your dog enjoy your best lives together.

We recognize that your dog is a cherished family member. As fellow dog parents, we treat every dog as if they were our own. Rest assured, your pup will receive excellent care here!

Central Bark

9600 Monroe Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28270Get Directions

(704) 261-3061

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Central Bark Charlotte-Matthews Whole Dog Care

Central Bark Charlotte-Matthews is dedicated to providing top-notch care for your dog. Our holistic Whole Dog Care ensures your furry friend’s well-being in every aspect of their life, be it physical, mental, or emotional. Explore our personalized products and services tailored to make your dog’s life even more enjoyable!

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Our mission is to enhance your dog’s life with customized activities, adding extra excitement to each day.

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Spoil your furry friend with carefully curated grooming and delightful interactions designed to bring them joy.

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Provide your dog with a peaceful and cozy retreat through our Dog Boarding service.

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Explore a premium selection of dog necessities, including food, treats, toys, and more, carefully curated for their happiness and health.

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Strengthen your bond with your dog through constructive training and engaging activities, instilling essential skills and positive behavior.

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Stay ready with customized coverage that offers peace of mind and helps address your dog’s veterinary needs.

How to get started

  1. Click Request Appointment
  2. Register Online
  3. We’ll contact you to help
    schedule your first visit

Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark Charlotte?

  • Tailored Experiences: Each dog receives customized days to suit their unique needs and preferences.
  • Complete Well-Being: Personalized care, activities, and rest promote health, happiness, and good behavior at home and in the community.
  • Canine Communication: Our team, trained in a science-based, positive reinforcement approach, effectively understands and communicates with dogs.
  • Safety and Cleanliness: Utmost safety and health are our top priorities, with stringent protocols and thorough cleaning routines in place.
  • Trusted Affectionate Care: For over two decades, Central Bark has enhanced dogs’ lives with a balanced blend of attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and affection.
  • Lasting Bonds: Witness the remarkable closeness that a day spent apart can foster! Your dog will return home content and in good health, alleviating concerns about leaving them alone.

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

Enrichment Dog Day Care goes beyond conventional dog day care, incorporating cutting-edge insights from dog behavior science and positive training techniques. Your beloved furry friend can indulge in a day tailored for their enjoyment and well-being, offering a harmonious blend of play, cognitive and physical stimulation, social interaction, training, relaxation, and affection.
This approach promotes your dog’s comprehensive well-being, happiness, and overall growth.

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Flexible Playgroups

Small and large playgroup options allow us to match better your dog’s personality, needs, and preferences with the social atmosphere and amount of play they can enjoy and benefit from most.

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Group Play Skills

Group Play Skills are a fun and rewarding way for dogs to practice important skills like name recall, and behaviors like group sit and calmly going in and out of doors and gates.

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Rest Period Enrichment

Rest Period Enrichment sessions help dogs achieve a healthy balance. They can relax and recharge in their own private space with calming enrichment toys and healthy foods tailored to their preferences and diet.

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Enrichment Sessions

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions give the extra attention dogs love and the freedom to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stay-n-Play?

Our Stay-n-Play program offers boarding for dogs that have not enrolled in our day care program. Each overnight guest gets a restful night’s sleep, followed by a day of play, exercise, and plenty of TLC from our staff. Stay-n-Play guests sleep and play in their own designated areas. 

Learn more about our Stay-n-Play boarding service.

Do you offer dog parties?

Yes! We love to celebrate our friends’ special days. You can schedule space in our facility to celebrate important moments in your dog’s life, from playdates to birthdays to Barkmitzvas. You can rent the space or have us plan and run your entire event. 

Contact us to schedule your dog’s party! 

How do I Request a Reservation for a Day Care or Sleepover service in my online account?

Step 1: Login

  1. Click the “Client Login” option found at the bottom of all pages on our website. 
  2. Enter either your email address or phone number that you signed up with 
  3. Click “continue logging in”
  4. Then enter your password and click “Sign In”

Step 2: Request Services

You will now see the page below. From this page you can do a number of things along with requesting a reservation from the drop downs including editing your information, editing your pet’s info, adding/removing pets, checking your package credits, purchasing package credits, and adding/editing/changing photos.

  1. Click the blue “request services” button 
  2. In the popup window, click the “Book Day Care or Sleepover Now!” button 

Step 3:  Select a Service Type

  1. Scroll down past the notes (after you have read them) until you get to the “Details” section. 
  2. Click on the drop-down in the “Type” row and choose your reservation type. 
  3. Note: Grooming requests cannot be made through the customer portal. Please call your local store to schedule an appointment.

Step 4: Make Your Reservation Request

  1. Choose the pet or pets you would like to add to this reservation 
  2. Choose the date you are looking for 
  3. You may edit the drop-off and pick-up time from within our open hours, if you know those approximations 
  • You can set up “recurring dates” for the same day/days each week for a timeframe 
  • You can add additional reservations for other days at the same time. 

Step 5: Add-on Services and Notes

  1. You may add any additional services (such as enrichment training, training tutor, special meals (outside of lunch), salon and spa services, etc, to their reservation. 
  2. You may add any notes that you would like us to see in the notes box 
  3. You may run an estimate for the total cost of your reservation request (please note that the charges for “additional services” such as salon and spa, may vary from the default that shows in the estimate) 
  4. Once you have added everything you want, click “Save” in the lower right corner 

Your Done!

You should see the page below if everything went through correctly. You will get an email confirmation when your reservation has been accepted and confirmed, if you are added to a waitlist, or if it is denied. 

What are flexible playgroups?

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.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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