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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Central Bark® Enrichment Dog Day Care gives your dog a place to play and learn in a safe and loving environment.

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We offer everything you need to keep your dog clean and healthy at the Central Bark® Dog Salon & Spa.

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Dog Boarding at Central Bark® offer your dog a calm night in a comfortable environment that they know.

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Our retail market offers the highest quality food, treats, toys, training aids, dog lifestyle products, and apparel.

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Our dog training professionals use fun and positive techniques to help dogs of all ages develop important life skills.

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Pet insurance is almost like health insurance for your pets. It can cover costs associated with certain illnesses or types of veterinary treatment.

How to get started

  1. Click Request Appointment
  2. Register Online
  3. We’ll contact you to help
    schedule your first visit
Joe H.
We had a great first day experience at Central Bark. From the "Welcome Grover" message board at check-in to the "report card" we received at check-out, we feel very fortunate to have found Central Bark for our mini-goldendoodle.
Kathy O.
My dog, Mini, is learning her social skills and meeting new dogs at Central Bark. I was really impressed with the report card I received on her behavior. Jennifer and her staff have gone above and beyond to integrate Mini in her environment. I love this place.
Nikki R.
We have used other places for our doggy needs in the past, but now that we've found Central Bark on Monroe, we'll be using them from now on! The staff was so helpful and interested in making our dog, Bailey, comfortable and happy when we dropped her off. The owner, [...]
Rhonda R.
My dog absolutely loves going to Central Bark in Matthews/Charlotte. The staff there is amazing and their facility is always very clean. The owner is very engaged with the pet owners as well as the dogs that visit there. I will be a longtime client for sure. I am very [...]
Leah M.
We love Central Bark from the moment they opened! They are tentative to Boone's needs and do such a great job pairing dogs together to enjoy a full fun day with each other. We go there every week for daycare and have even used their boarding services AND grooming! Boone [...]
Veronica M.
Everyone needs to go to Central Bark! A little back story- I was leaving for vacation for 3 days and had to board my little dog. I was so nervous and spent 3 days researching, calling, and reading reviews of places around Charlotte until I luckily found Central Bark on [...]
Alicia H.
Central Bark is close to my home, BUT I didn’t choose them just because of location. Jennifer and team truly cares about the welfare of each animal and they present a nurturing environment...I have two elderly pups that still possess quite a bit of energy and have very different personalities [...]
Katy P
We LOVE central bark!! Our high energy aussie gets all the physical and mental stimulation he needs here. I appreciate how attentive the staff is with each dog and their communication is wonderful. I can't recommend CB enough!!
Nancy K.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Central Bark! Our Scottish Terrier has been there weekly since they opened. She literally runs toward the door and inside when we arrive there for "Fun Friday." Jennifer and staff operate a spotless, energetic environment where you can be assured your pup will [...]

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.

What dog grooming services do you offer?

We offer everything you need to keep your dog clean, healthy, and comfortable at our Salon & Spa. Our expert groomers focus on creating a calm and relaxing experience your dog can enjoy. 

We offer:

  • Dog baths
  • Dog grooming
  • Dog ear cleaning
  • Dog teeth brushing
  • Dog nail trims
  • Dog deshed treatments
  • Dog brush outs
  • Dog gland expressions
  • And more


Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

Are the management and staff mature, knowledgeable, courteous, professional and patient at all times?

We have a team of very qualified individuals here at Central Bark®, including managers who are certified in Canine First Aid and CPR.

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 to play with a favorite toy, or verbal praise. 

After decades of experience using reward-based training, we know it’s the most humane and effective way of training dogs and addressing unwanted behaviors. It’s the best way to build a loving, trusting bond that enhances your relationship between you and your dog for a lifetime of happiness together.

At Central Bark®, our focus on positive reinforcement has never wavered. We continuously update our skills and policies to stay at the forefront of new advances in behavioral science and positive reinforcement techniques.

Learn more about our training classes.

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