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

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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

Do you offer dog birthday parties?

Yes! We love to celebrate our dog friends’ birthdays. You can rent space in our facility to celebrate, then bring in your treats and decorations. […]

Is it ok to board your dog?

Yes! When your dog spends the night with us, we do everything we can to ensure your dog has a safe place where they can […]

What are Rest Period Enrichments?

Rest periods can be paired with fun and interactive food toys (like a frozen peanut butter Kong) to create a rest period enrichment activity for […]

Does someone stay overnight at dog boarding?

No. After a day of play, most dogs settle quietly to their crate or luxury den and sleep through the night. Most Central Bark stores […]

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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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