More Dog Services
in Charlotte-Matthews

Because dogs aren’t like family. They are family.

Our furry family members fill our lives with joy, and we want to give them the best experience in return. That’s why we offer everything you need (and more) for each phase of your pup’s life, so you and your dog can enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life together.

Central Bark
Charlotte-Matthews

9600 Monroe Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28270Get Directions

(704) 261-3061

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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FREE Puppy Hour!
in Charlotte-Matthews

Start your pup on the right paw! 

At Central Bark, our mission is to nurture and enrich dogs’ lives – and what better way than through puppy socialization?! Positive experiences with new dogs, humans, and environments is a critical part of a puppy’s healthy social development. These early experiences help your dog develop comfort and confidence and positively affect their lifelong emotional development, building a strong foundation for a healthy, happy, and socially appropriate dog.

Puppy Hour is a FREE supervised play and social hour for puppies over 12 weeks of age held every first and third Saturday of the month from 11am–noon. We invite you and your puppy to attend as many sessions as you would like until your pup reaches the age limit.

During this one-hour session, your pup will:

  • Enjoy off-leash play with vaccinated puppies of similar ages.
  • Be supervised by an experienced caregiver to ensure all play is safe and appropriate.
  • Be exposed to new and exciting obstacles to encourage age-appropriate socialization and exposure.

You will also receive a FREE Central Bark Puppy Parent Handbook, containing helpful tips for raising your healthy, happy, well-rounded puppy.

Preregistration and proof of up to date Bordetella and DHPP vaccines is required. Please observe CDC guidelines including social distancing and wearing masks.

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If you have any questions, please call (704) 261-3061 or email cltmatthews@centralbarkusa.com 

Dog Parties & Events
in Charlotte-Matthews

We admit it. WE’RE PAW-TY ANIMALS! Schedule space in our facility to celebrate important moments in your dog’s life, from dog playdates to birthdays or any other special occasion. We have all sorts of ideas to help you create an unforgettable event. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is positive reward-based dog training?

Positive reward-based techniques help puppies and dogs develop essential life skills and behaviors that will enrich their lives at home and day care. These methods set dogs up to succeed and reward them for performing desired behaviors. Rewards are tailored to the dog’s preferences and can include food treats, time […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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.

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