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

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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

How does Central Bark mentally stimulate a dog?

At Central Bark®, our goal is to provide a balanced day of play, learning, rest, and love. Learning and mental exercise can happen in various ways, including training activities, brain games, scent work, and more. Our playgroups offer several hours of active playtime paired with learning opportunities during Group Play Skills. This way, dogs have plenty of time to socialize and get their energy out, while also exercising their minds through learning.

During one of your dog’s rest periods throughout the day, they are offered a rest period enrichment activity to stimulate their mind while encouraging healthy rest. These licking and chewing activities involve food rewards, such as frozen peanut butter KONG®. These activities engage their minds while helping foster quality rest. 

Did you know? Scientific studies have shown that licking and chewing behaviors (especially those that involve food rewards!) are self-soothing, decrease heart and respiratory rates, and even release dopamine in a dog’s brain.

Training Tutor sessions stimulate the dog’s minds and bodies and help them learn important skills, behaviors, and tricks.

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.

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

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

How does Central Bark proactively address safety?

At Central Bark a proactive approach to safety is woven right into the fabric of our program. That is why we require that all dogs enrolled in our Day Care program pass our behavior assessment and attend at least once per week. This helps us ensure that dogs are social with other dogs & people and remain comfortable with all aspects of our program.  It also allows us to proactively staff so we can keep a dog to staff ratios low which also helps increase safety. Plus, play is ALWAYS monitored. Whether it’s a group of 2 dogs or 12 dogs, we never leave dogs unattended during group play.

What is dog grooming?

Dog grooming helps keep your dog clean, healthy, and comfortable. It can include anything from a simple brush-out or bath to a full spa day, complete with a grooming session and nail care. 

All dogs are unique. Just like humans, your dog deserves personalized grooming for their size, breed, coat type, and condition. Please ask an associate for details.

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session.

How much does it cost to board a dog?

Boarding service pricing may vary by service and location, as well as the length of stay.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

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