Central Bark®
Dog Boarding

Help your dog’s dreams come true

It’s nice to get away, but leaving home overnight can cause stress for you and your dog. Central Bark’s dog boarding services provides your dog with a calm, relaxing night in a comfortable environment that they know. Also, it helps reduce the stress of being away from home and gives you peace of mind knowing they’re safe.

Our dog boarding services provide the following advantages:

  • Gives dog owners peace of mind when they need to be away from their beloved furry pals.
  • Secure and safe place where pets may receive the right attention and care.
  • Plan trips without worrying about how you’ll take care of your dog while you’re away.
  • Solutions that are thorough and customized for each dog.

Services, options, and prices vary by store. Visit your location for details.

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Overnight Dog Boarding & Dog Boarding

for dogs enrolled in our Enrichment Dog Day Care Program

Dogs that regularly attend Enrichment Dog Day Care at Central Bark get to come for sleepovers with their friends when your family is on vacation or away overnight. Dog Boarding at Central Bark offer your dog a calm, relaxing night in a comfortable environment that they know.
A full day of Enrichment Dog Day Care is included.


for occasional dog boarding guests

Our Stay-n-Play program offers boarding for dogs that are not currently enrolled in our day care program. Each overnight guest can get 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. 
*Available at participating locations.

Dog Boarding Amenities

At our doggy daycare, we understand that your furry friend deserves the best care possible, even when they’re away from home. That’s why we offer a range of amenities designed to keep your dog comfortable, happy, and entertained during their stay with us. Here’s a closer look at what we offer:

  • Full Day of Enrichment Dog Day Care Included for Dog Boarding Guests: At our doggy daycare, we believe that every dog deserves a day filled with fun and activity. That’s why we include a full day of Enrichment Dog Day Care in our Central Bark sleepover package for Dog Boarding guests. Your dog will have access to our state-of-the-art play areas, where they can run, jump, and play with other dogs under the watchful eye of our experienced staff. To keep your dog interested and entertained throughout the day, we provide a range of toys, games, and activities.
  • Spacious Dens for Stay-n-Play guests (or can be an upgrade for Dog Boarding guests if space is available): Our spacious dens are perfect for dogs who need a little extra room to stretch out and relax. Each den is equipped with a comfortable bed and plenty of space for your dog to move around. Also, our dens are located in a quiet area of the facility. That way, your dog can get some rest and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of our Enrichment Dog Day Care area.
  • Quiet Cottages for Dog Boarding Guests: For dogs who prefer a quieter, more peaceful environment, we offer quiet cottages that provide a cozy, home-like atmosphere. Each cottage is furnished with a comfortable bed, toys, and other amenities to keep your dog happy and comfortable. Plus, our experienced staff will provide plenty of love and attention to make your dog feel right at home.

We also offer a range of other services to ensure that your dog has a comfortable and enjoyable stay. From professional grooming and bathing services to delicious treats and nutritious meals, we’ve got everything your furry friend needs to feel right at home. Contact us today to schedule a Central Bark sleepover for your pup!

Learn more about our dog boarding services in the FAQ section below.

Kristy M
Super friendly and professional. Highly recommended. Our pup had a fabulous first day!
Lynn. A
Ellie's recent stayover was the longest thus far, and I felt such a peace knowing that Ellie was in the best of hands!! I was comfortable mostly because I know how much she enjoys her daycare days. She loves it!! I'm so happy that Central Bark West Columbia is in [...]
Katie M.
Our sweet Leo absolutely loves his daycare days. The staff is always friendly and have been helpful with any questions I’ve had. We are so happy we found a place that’s safe for our pup when we can’t be with him.
Megan J.
Rosie had her first ever Spa Day! She smelled so good and she felt so soft after her bath! I can’t wait for her to go again. Elizabeth did a wonderful job!
Rachel I.
Central Bark is by far the best place to take your fur baby. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and love all the pets as their own. Thank you Central Bark!!!!
Alicia L
This is the only place we will leave our furbaby when traveling. It is very clean and our furbaby gets so excited when we pull up!
Sheila T.
The staff is amazing, and Otto has a good time...he's always smiling in the pictures!
Lynn R.
Central Bark staff work with your dog's personality to acclimate them to the environment. Our Maggie is very timid, and they worked with her so that now she plays with the other dogs. She is worn out for the evening and the next day. Thank you, Central Bark!
Jennifer F.
This is an amazing place to send your furry friends! Our pup Mahogany (Huggy) gets so excited every time we pull in to the parking lot. He always comes home happy & pooped out! The staff is friendly and just as excited to see Huggy as he is to see [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

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 feel well-rested. 

Sleepovers at Central Bark® offer your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in a familiar place, they can feel less stressed about being away from home (and so will you). A full day of Doggy Day Care is included with your sleepover stay.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

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, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

Is boarding stressful for dogs?

Sleeping in a new or unfamiliar environment can be stressful for some dogs. That’s why we offer sleepovers to dogs already enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care. 

Sleepovers at Central Bark® offer your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in a familiar place, they can feel less stressed about being away from home (and so will you). A full day of Doggy Day Care is complimentary with your sleepover, so your dog can play with their friends after a good night’s rest.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

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.

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