Enrichment Dog Day Care

Dog Day Care in Charlotte-Matthews.

The special bond with your furry best friend is incomparable. However, our busy lives sometimes make it challenging to meet all their needs for happiness and activity. This can lead to issues like loneliness, boredom, weight problems, anxiety, and unwanted behavior at home. That’s where Central Bark® Charlotte-Matthews’s doggy day care services come into play.

We offer a safe and loving environment where your dog can play and learn. Through social interaction, mental stimulation, and physical activity, we nurture their physical and mental well-being for a lifetime of vitality and happiness.

Our primary focus is on enhancing your dog’s overall quality of life through canine enrichment. Engaging and enjoyable activities boost their problem-solving skills, help them acquire new abilities, and build self-confidence. You can trust that your dog is spending a fulfilling day with their friends, providing you with peace of mind.

Enrichment Dog Day Care is our specialty, and our approach sets us apart in this endeavor.

Central Bark

9600 Monroe Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28270Get Directions

(704) 261-3061

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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A Day of Well-Being and Harmony

At our Charlotte-Matthews doggy day care service, we provide a harmonious mix of play, exercise, socialization, education, rest, and affectionate care. Each day is thoughtfully customized to cater to your dog’s unique preferences and needs, promoting their physical, mental, and sensory well-being. This ensures that you have a well-rounded, content, and balanced dog at home.

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization: Physical activity helps maintain your dog’s weight and muscle tone, boosts their mood, and channels their energy positively. We offer various playgroups of different sizes, both indoors and outdoors, fostering appropriate social interactions.
  • Rest: In between play and socialization, we ensure your dog has time to rest, unwind, and rejuvenate. Our daily schedule aims to strike the right balance between rest, play, and learning.
  • Learning: Dogs learn from humans and their canine companions. Our skilled staff uses positive training methods to encourage safe play and help your dog master healthy social behaviors during their day care experience.
  • Affection: Your dog becomes a cherished part of our Charlotte-Matthews doggy day care community, receiving plenty of love and care in your absence. We build a bond with your dog to provide comfort and confidence, gaining a deep understanding of their personality, needs, and preferences through regular attendance.

Dedication to Well-being and Security

Our top priority is the well-being and safety of our guests. As dedicated dog parents ourselves, we treat every dog with the same care and attention we give to our own. Our unwavering dedication is centered on creating a secure and nurturing environment for everyone who enters 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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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One-on-One Enrichment

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions 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 and exercise their bodies and minds and engage their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment. 


Enrichment Dog Day Care
Full day with one rest period enrichment session included.
Mini Paw 10 Pack350
Super Paw 20 Pack670
Monthly VIP Pack
• Unlimited doggy day care
• One bath included each month
• 20% off all retail purchases
Behavior Assessment
One-time, nonrefundable fee due on the first visit. All dogs must pass a behavior assessment and attend at least once per week for enrollment in our day care program.
What’s a Behavior Assessment?

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.
Rest Period Enrichment
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. All sales are final.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see the complete facilities where my dog will be staying?

Of course! You are welcome to visit and tour the center before enrolling. Please visit our locations section to find the Central Bark Doggy Day Care location that is nearest to you.

What is dog day care?

Dog day care gives dogs a fun place to play with their friends while their owners are busy at home and work.

At Central Bark®, doggy daycare is our specialty, and nobody does it quite like us. We don’t just give dogs a place to play. We create a personalized program of activities that optimize your dog’s whole health – their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Central Bark goes beyond a traditional doggy day care with our unique Whole Dog Care philosophy. Our personalized approach helps enrich your dog’s whole health and well-being throughout their entire life so you can enjoy a healthy, happy, and loving life together.

The heart of our whole dog care approach is our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. We combine Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest dog behavior science. Our mission is to give dogs a balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and TLC. To help your dog be a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded member of your family.

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Do I need to bring bedding, toys, or treats for my dog?

Nope! We got you covered! Most dogs will not need any bedding for a single day of day care. If your dog is boarding with us, see our Sleepover Guidelines. As far as treats and toys, we have plenty! Please ask about which toy and treat products are available.

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!

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Central Bark® Whole Dog Care

Our whole dog care approach 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.